Few of us today really know what we eat. This is because most of the food we eat is bought on impulse — or near impulse — weekly or even daily as we need it. Even adding together what you buy now won’t necessarily tell you what you may decide to eat home grown. Peaches are expensive — but we feed the surplus to our geese. That means we don’t buy goose food — or any number of ‘cheaper’ alternatives to peaches and cream for dessert.
If you want a ‘self sufficient ‘ garden you need to be able to look at your garden. Work out different ways of using space. Backyard Self-Sufficiency is the necessary book to get it started.
Jackie FrenchJackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas.Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.