The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times, Reviews, Carol Deppe, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010, 350 pgs.
ISBN 13: 9781603580311
This year, my main go-to reference is going to be The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe. This author is local (Corvallis) and she advocates for planting four main crops and keeping ducks for self-reliance in these uncertain times. I have chickens instead of ducks but my aim is to otherwise copy her plan for planting potatoes, corn, beans and squash as my main crops, along with my usual tomatoes and lettuce. I've really enjoyed reading about this woman's experience with gardening, seed saving and how she utilizes her harvest in hard times as well as good.