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Please join me in welcoming Acadia Tucker, of Stone Pier Press for a giveaway of four copies of her book, Growing Good Food!

 

This is a handbook for growing a Climate Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. Acadia Tucker, a carbon farmer and gardener, invites us to think of gardening as civic action. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, all while growing nutritious food.

To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker drafts plans for gardeners who have a little ground or a lot of it. She offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise fruits, herbs, and vegetables using regenerative methods. She describes the climate changes taking place in our own backyards and the many steps we can take to boost a garden’s resilience.





Read the review of Growing Good Food here!

 


At the end of this week, we'll make a drawing for 4 lucky winners to win a copy of Growing Good Food! From now until Friday, all new posts in the Carbon Farming forum are eligible to win.
 
To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email. Higher quality posts are weighed more highly than posts that just say, "Wow, that's really cool! I want to win!"

When the four winners are selected, they will be announced in this thread and their email address will be sent to the publisher, and the publisher will sort out the delivery details with the winners.

Please remember that we favour perennial discussion.  The threads you start will last beyond the event.  You don't need to use Acadia's name to get her attention. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the author alone.
 

Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the tool, but please say "Hi!" to Acadia Tucker and make her feel welcome!
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Welcome to Permies, Acadia!  The topic of your book is needful!  
 
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Hi Acadia and welcome to Permies! We're glad to have you join us and talk about your book!
 
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Welcome to Permies : )
 
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Thank you everyone! I am excited to be here and to answer any questions about growing good food and Climate Victory Gardens!
 
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Welcome to permies! I've just been building a couple of raised beds and the huge pile of cured compost I had seems to have vanished at a great rate, so learning some cool stuff about carbon farming seems absolutely vital right now.
 
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Oh, perfect timing! I'm trying to make something of my pocket-handkerchief garden which is a lot of dust and scrub but slowly it's coming on.
I've got some fruit bushes, a rhubarb (it was on the clearance shelf at my local market a couple of years ago) and it's *growing*!
It's trial and error - the gooseberries got sawfly and the mint has escaped but I'm happy with it so far.
I was clearing up the stones (long story) and marvelling at how soil just comes into existence where there was none before.
Nature is wonderful, isn't she?
 
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Welcome to the site.

An appropriate book at an opportune time, I started my Victory garden last week, clearing and tilling about 900'sq on the Danubian plain, roughly 20 km from the river Danube.

The planting started today and will roll on into the second week of May, to allow ground temperatures to rise high enough for the chilli's to do well.

Mostly this year we are concentrating on crops for salsa, tomato sauces, and squashes, with some fruits and salad vegetables, as well as some root crops for winter usage including potatoes.

There will be herb planters, to add to the drying and dehydration lists for winter use, and to be picked fresh for daily use.

We'll be successionally planting salad greens in cut and come again style, as although we like salad in the summer, neither of use eat a salad a day, more of twice or rarely three times a week kind of diet, (I hope that when they start to come in, our taste for home grown salad will increase this).

We need all the 'help' we can get, so another pertinent book added to our reading list, will be much appreciated!
 
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Hello! We are in the middle of a cold and wet April here in New York State. I’m wondering about ideas for drying out compost for beds. Thank you 🙏
 
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what an awesome book.
I would love to learn how to grow a regenerative garden that can sustain my family.
In the process of learning and developing my garden/land, i will share this book and the knowledge within, with elderly neighbors and those struggling with mental illness.
for fresh food is expensive for these communities, and hard to come by.
Food is for living, and should available for all.
 
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Welcome! Your book sounds very interesting.

I have already started my garden for the year, although in a small way as our last frost date is a month hence.
 
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I love the idea of gardening as social action. Gardening takes me a step closer to being able to consume locally. Until I can grow coffee in our cold climate however I will never be able to get this entirely right.
 
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Welcome to Permies Acadia! I started gardening with my grandfather when I was a kid and it's something that I love.  I started a grow food, not lawns campaign this year and have been sharing my seeds with people who don't have the ability to get them on their own. I think it's super important to get people growing food 😊
 
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Welcome Acadia! Very interested in learning from you. We’ve moved over the holidays to sustainable acreage from the burbs and are starting our first garden. A bit overwhelmed here and eager to get it right the first time! 😬😬 Your knowledge will help many!
 
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I have been thinking a lot about Victory gardens, their origins, and the role they have played in colonist culture, especially for females. I think that the way Victory gardens have evolved over time in their roots have followed a paradigmatic shift towards autonomy, citizen empowerment and so on.
I am currently creating a space in the Mojave desert where we invite artists Living in urban environments to come and experience a permaculture homestead, Where they can realign themselves with the process of living slowly in accordance with the land. Like propaganda and images around victory gardenS, I believe that art plays a huge role in capturing moments of change and inspiring a shift. I appreciate you creating this resource, and thank you for allowing people the opportunity to win a copy. I look forward to continuing to connect with you and the community here on this forum. ❤️🙏

-Jaimeschmidtart@gmail.com



Dave Burton wrote:Please join me in welcoming Acadia Tucker, of Stone Pier Press for a giveaway of four copies of her book, Growing Good Food!

 

This is a handbook for growing a Climate Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. Acadia Tucker, a carbon farmer and gardener, invites us to think of gardening as civic action. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, all while growing nutritious food.

To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker drafts plans for gardeners who have a little ground or a lot of it. She offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise fruits, herbs, and vegetables using regenerative methods. She describes the climate changes taking place in our own backyards and the many steps we can take to boost a garden’s resilience.





Read the review of Growing Good Food here!

 


At the end of this week, we'll make a drawing for 4 lucky winners to win a copy of Growing Good Food! From now until Friday, all new posts in the Carbon Farming forum are eligible to win.
 
To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email. Higher quality posts are weighed more highly than posts that just say, "Wow, that's really cool! I want to win!"

When the four winners are selected, they will be announced in this thread and their email address will be sent to the publisher, and the publisher will sort out the delivery details with the winners.

Please remember that we favour perennial discussion.  The threads you start will last beyond the event.  You don't need to use Acadia's name to get her attention. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the author alone.
 

Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the tool, but please say "Hi!" to Acadia Tucker and make her feel welcome!

 
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Acadia, welcome to Permies. A truly great spot. I'm in the sunny West of Ireland in Galway and have just come in from hours of fun in a greenhouse converted from a section of a piggery on a 0.25 acre site close to a small town. It's a fantastic 13m X 4m space adjacent to the rest of the piggery which is unused. I'm hoping to slowly convert the rest of the piggery into a walled garden space and that book of yours looks like an ideal companion for this project. The brilliant aspect of a disused piggery is that the underground slurry tanks can be used for rainwater harvesting. I'm already doing this with the greenhouse.
 
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Welcome, Acadia!! What perfect timing!!😁🍒🍒🍒
 
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Hello Arcadia.  I am centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.  I first learned a little about soil amendments as a very young child.  My brothers and I were a bit disgusted at how my Mom collected coffee grounds and kitchen waste, which she dug in around her roses.  Jumping ahead 30 years, I started my own garden on heavy, clay soil.  Years of compost, cow manure, seaweed, and working the soil has gradually produced a clay loam that grows a variety of veggies, especially particularly yummy root crops.  I learned some basic principles from a Belgian farmer, who used chemicals in his seed rows, and toxic sprays, which went against my convictions, so I concentrated on trying to provide better conditions for my plants to grow, so they would be less susceptible to pests.   Now, 40 years later, I am still trying to add sufficient organic matter to help retain moisture, as climate change has affected my summers significantly.  We can go 3 to 4 months without rain in the summer, which is difficult to mitigate with a shallow well.  I eventually hope to install a rain collection system, to augment the cistern I installed..  Rather than remove deadheads, seed stalks, and plant roots, I use them in my walkways, difficult as they are to compost, along with sometimes straw, and maple leaves I collect in the fall. Eventually, they breakdown and provide lots of organic matter.

I would love to better understand carbon gardening.  I do burn blowdowns, branches, and trimmings in my firepit, and then spread the ashes, but I have no idea how to produce char without oxygen.  In today's world, it feels more young people are taking an interest in gardening practices, which I have basically taken for granted for decades, along with canning and preserving the bounty.  This is something that is badly needed in a time when an addiction to convenience, and seasonal fruits and vegetables are in demand year round.  Talk about carbon footprint!  Thanks for adding your voice!
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Hi Acadia and welcome to Permies! This is valuable information for all of us.
 
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Welcome to permies.com Acadia. I thank you for your efforts to write and publish this book.
People usually bogged down too much with the details and forgot why they are gardening. Your book may pull them back to their roots.
 
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Welcome Acadia! I'm a huge fan of building carbon in soil!
 
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How beautiful are the gardens pictured here. And how fortunate we are to have one another for courage and inspiration.
 
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It's so delightful to see all of your responses. I invite anyone with questions to post it as a new topic on the forum to open up a discussion!
 
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Wow! Your book sounds like an answer to a question I was asking but didn’t know I was. My husband and I are barely up to our ankles in our permaculture experiment and already I am constantly trying to find ways to explain to people what we are trying to accomplish and why. Sounds like your book could help me put into words why this matters so much, (and help us make a lot more progress!!) To be honest, though I stress about climate change, I hadn’t really viewed our efforts as fighting for the cause, I thought we were just feeding our family in the most sustainable way possible. It’s kind of nice to know that our small endeavor could contribute to a better future for everyone. Thanks for writing it, and I will definitely check it out.
 
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Yes!! This is a civic action and much needed. I appreciate you making this a main concept in your teachings. Welcome and I'm looking forward to learning from you!
 
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Acadia, your book needs to be in my hands!  I'm very much looking forward to learning more about what small-scale suburban gardeners can do to fight climate change in our own small corner of the planet.
 
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I just noticed something in your lovely photos, aside from the lush tomatoes and strawberries - there is a serious fence around the garden!  Do you have problems with deer?
 
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Welcome to Permies fellow Mainer Acadia!!  Can't wait to start reading your books.
 
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We have winners!

Congratulations!

Jim Parker Jr
Scott Stiller
Nikki Roche
Catie George


We'll be sending the publisher your emails and they'll get in touch to get your mailing addresses so they can mail you your books!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:We have winners!

Congratulations!

Jim Parker Jr
Scott Stiller
Nikki Roche
Catie George


We'll be sending the publisher your emails and they'll get in touch to get your mailing addresses so they can mail you your books!



I'm excited, thanks a bunch! My garden was somewhat neglected the last few years because of health difficulties, and I'm looking forward to implementing more carbon farming strategies as I get it fixed up.
 
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Quite a thrill! Can’t wait to read it!!!
 
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Wow! This is exciting! We are still designing and making lots of trials and errors. I can’t wait to learn from your book Acadia!! Thank you :)
 
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I don't want to sound impatient or greedy, but should I have gotten an email asking for my info by now? Have you others gotten an email, yet? Just making sure I didn't miss it.
 
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