Written by: Acadia Tucker with the editors of Stone Pier Press

Illustrated by Joe Wirtheim

Release Date: Fall 2019 | AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

This is a handbook for growing a victory garden when the enemy is global warming. Written by Acadia Tucker and the editors of Stone Pier Press, Growing Good Food calls on us to take up regenerative gardening, also known as carbon farming, for the good of the planet. 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 and her team draft plans for gardeners who have no space, a little space, or a lot of space. They offer advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise the most popular fruits and vegetables using regenerative methods. They share the gardening tools you need to get started, the top reasons gardens fail and how to fix them, and how to make carbon farming count when the only dirt you have is in pots.

The book includes calls to action and insights from leaders in the regenerative movement, including David Montgomery, Gabe Brown, and Tim LaSalle. Aimed at beginners and illustrated throughout, the book is designed to inspire an uprising of citizen gardeners.

Growing Good Food suggests what could happen if more of us saw gardening as a civic duty. By the end of it, you'll know how to grow some really good food and build a healthier world, too.

Growing Good Food: A citizen’s guide to backyard carbon farming is part of our Growing Good Food Series. It joins Growing Perennial Foods:A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits, and vegetables, also written by Acadia Tucker.

ISBN: 978-0-9988623-3-0 (paperback)

Pages: 150

Size: 6 x 9


A U T H O R   &   I L L U S T R A T O R


Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere, and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it.

Before becoming an author, Acadia started a four-season organic market garden in Washington State inspired by farming pioneers Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier. While managing the farm, Acadia grew 200 different food crops before heading back to school at the University of British Columbia to complete a Masters in Land and Water Systems.

She lives in Maine and New Hampshire with her farm dog, Nimbus, and grows hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England, when she isn't raising perennials in her own backyard. She is also the author of Growing Good Food: A citizen’s guide to backyard carbon farming.