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9:00-10:30PM CT: Self-Reliant Living by Safe Harbor Alliance, hosted by Jim Phillips.

Tonights guest

Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener

Gardening for Increasingly Weirding Weather

Gardening and farming are critically linked to weather and climate. We plant what we plant and when and where because we believe we know, more or less, what kind of weather to expect. We are most likely in for wilder and more erratic weather and climate change in the coming years and decades. As individual gardeners and farmers, we have learned to garden and farm in the context of unusually stable times. We now need to expand our perspective and learn, or relearn, how to garden and farm in wilder times.
Carol Deppe is the embodiment of The Resilient Gardener. She has a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, and has been experimenting with crops and gardening in Corvallis, Oregon since 1979.  She is a freelance plant breeder specializing in developing public-domain crops for Oregon growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival.  She teaches the need for sustainable “hard-times” gardens that produce large quantities of staples rather than the common manicured good-time salad bowl gardens.

Her writing includes The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving.