229: Barbara Pleasant on Gardening to fill your Pantry
Taking home-grown foods into food storage.
In this podcast: We meet Barbara Pleasant who helps expand our ideas for food storage beyond the simple basics. She also has tips for the new gardener and the ‘old hands’ that might give you some impetus to move a little dirt.
Barbara is an Award-winning writer having been covering organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. As contributing editor to Mother Earth News, her work has garnered multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association.
She has written books on topics ranging from compost to weeds, including Homegrown Pantry published by Storey Publishing, Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, and The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual. Her columns and articles appear regularly in Mother Earth Living magazine, at GrowVeg.com and on other gardening websites. Barbara lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs and fruits along with a few chickens, who all have names.
Go to www.urbanfarm.org/homegrownpantry for more information and great links.