Book review – submitted by Scotia Tracey
The Little Veggie Patch Co’s guide to backyard farming by Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember
Backyard farming is fabulous. It’s amazing what you can achieve in even the smallest spaces. This Australian book discusses vertical veggie gardens, foraging for food from local streets and even how to create an edible garden on your nature strip.
Each chapter in this practical guide covers a month of the year and includes advice on what is happening in the garden at that time, and which veggies, fruit and herbs you should be planting and harvesting. It even includes some delicious seasonal recipes using fresh produce.
This book is fun, and packed with easy to follow activities such as keeping chickens, making cider, making your own preserves and jams. There are also activities that are perfect for kids, like sowing seeds, planting seedlings and making lemon cordial.
I highly recommend this book!