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Paperback – 288 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 732 Grams
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717510
Pub. Date: 2014-10-01

About the Author

David Kennedy

Dave Kennedy is the founder and director of Leaf for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of global malnutrition through the optimum use of leaf crops to support human health. He has designed and implemented projects and workshops involving small-scale agriculture and innovative food processing in 13 different countries on four continents. The author of 21st Century Greens and the Leaf for Life Handbook, David is a tireless advocate for the development of wholesome food systems worldwide.

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Eat Your Greens

The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops

by David Kennedy

Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other crops, especially vitamins and minerals commonly lacking in the North American diet. As hardy as they are versatile, these beautiful leafy vegetables range from the familiar to the exotic. Some part of this largely untapped food resource can thrive in almost any situation.

Eat Your Greens provides complete instructions for incorporating these nutritional powerhouses into any kitchen garden. This innovative guide:

  • Shows how familiar garden plants such as sweet potato, okra, beans, peas and pumpkins can be grown to provide both nourishing leaves and other calorie- and protein-rich foods
  • Introduces a variety of non-traditional alternatives readily adapted to local growing conditions, such as chaya, moringa, toon and wolfberry
  • Explains how to improve your soil while getting plenty of vegetables by growing edible cover crops.

Beginning with a comprehensive overview of modern commercial agriculture, and rounded out by a selection of advanced techniques to maximize, preserve and prepare your harvest, Eat Your Greens is an invaluable addition to the library of any gardening enthusiast.

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