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Self-Reliant Living

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

Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener

Grow Greens That “Good-Times” Gardeners Don’t Think About

Carol’s focus, in her book and the classes she gives, is aimed at helping people become Resilient Gardeners, just like her.  From Carol we’ll learn about the importance of growing and using the nutrition-packed leafy greens and rediscovering “potherbs.”  Carol’s greens are different than what most “good-times” gardeners grow for their table, skipping over the all too common leaf lettuce, spinach and chard.  Some of her favorites include: shungiku, amaranth greens, Magentaspreen, leaf radishes, Alexanders, pea shoots, onion and garlic greens.  Learn about her perennial leafy greens patch of: Egyptian onions, perennial multiplier onions, lovage, horseradish leaf, sorrel, and Scorzonera greens.  Her table greens also include many of what a typical “good-times” gardener will call weeds: dandelion, chicory, lambsquarters, nettles and purslane.

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.

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