At a time in our lives when government action on climate change has been all but halted, author, climate activist, and regenerative farmer Acadia Tucker is taking the fight for a cooler planet to backyards, community gardens, and empty lots.
Acadia is calling for a second home-grown food movement, the kind made famous during WWII when 20 million Victory Gardens here in the US were growing 40 percent of the nation's food. She's calling for a Climate Victory Garden movement, and encouraging people—gardeners and non-gardeners—to adopt a soil-first approach that can help turn a swathe of the many millions of acres of turfgrass across the globe into a vast carbon sink.
Both of her books, Growing Perennial Foods and Growing Good Food, have received broad acclaim for inspiring action and making carbon gardening easy for almost anyone to do.
Ave Lambert, CUESA wrote:Acadia's books are wonderful, timely, and elucidate the simple and the complex beautifully...Brava!
Tim LaSalle, The Regenerative Initiative, CSU wrote:Read this book. If we don’t get together and take care of the soil, our atmosphere is toast.
Mary Berry, The Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky wrote:My father, Wendell Berry, says that this kind of work is radical now, when public attention is focused on global solutions. This work is what people are for.
Jess Walton, Green America wrote:Acadia Tucker is on a mission to get more of us thinking about the power of regenerative agriculture. By the end of the book, you’ll feel inspired enough to start your own Climate Victory Garden.
Growing Good Food is a handbook for growing a Climate Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. Acadia Tucker invites us to think of gardening as civic action.
You can learn more about the book Growing Good Food, read reviews, and buy it here, or anywhere good books are sold.
Growing Perennial Foods is an illustrated guide to growing perennial foods aimed at beginner gardeners. Acadia’s goal is to inspire more of us to create carbon sinks in yards, community gardens, and containers. She includes 34 recipes—one for each perennial featured.
You can learn more about the book Growing Perennial Foods, read reviews, read an excerpt, and buy it here, or anywhere good books are sold.
Student, MS Resource Management and Administration/International Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Antioch University New England
I believe Kate, or possibly Dave, will be in touch with you very soon!
I reviewed The Carbon Farming Solution by Eric Toensmeier a few years ago - it's currently the only book I've ever given a 10 out of 10 score to as I was so impressed with it. I'd be really interested to see how Acadia Tucker has managed to make the essence of this work accessible and applicable to the home gardener. I'd be very happy to review either of those books with a view to running a promotion as they seem exactly the sort of publication we'd like to get into people's hands. PM me if you're interested.