The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year
Spring Warren's humorous account of her quest to grow most of what her family consumed for one year in her suburban yardWhen Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year-and that she wanted to do it in their yard-they told her she was crazy.She did it anyway. The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren's account of deciding-despite all resistance-to take control of her family's food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It's a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating. The road is long and riddled with mistakes, but by the end of her yearlong experiment, Warren's sons and husband have become her biggest fans-in fact, they're even eager to help harvest (and eat) the beautiful bounty she brings in.Full of tips and recipes to help anyone interested in growing and preparing at least a small part of their diet at home, The Quarter-Acre Farm is a warm, witty tale about family, food, and the incredible gratification that accompanies self-sufficiency.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cabracrazy18 - LibraryThing
This was a pleasant read. I was hoping for a memoir or a how-to, but really it's not much of either. As a memoir, it briefly documents the beginning process but ends up not telling a followable story ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hazel1123 - LibraryThing
I have something similar to the 'quarter acre farm' in my back yard but I had a very difficult time following the logic and timing in this book. Some of her 'mistakes' that she wrote about seemed like ... Read full review