Carolyn Herriot will be doing a talk and book signing on Thursday, June 24
at 5:00 pm at Barbara-Joâ€™s Books to Cooks (1740 West 2nd Avenue). Tickets
will be $40, this includes refreshments and a signed copy of Carolynâ€™s new
book, The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food.
It has only taken two generations for the majority of people to forget how
to grow their own food. Most city dwellers have become alienated from the
source of what sustains them, and have little understanding of the
environmental and health impacts of processed and packaged food.
Ten years ago, in order to pacify her concerns about an increasingly
uncertain future, Carolyn Herriot decided to grow as much of her own food as
possible. Carolyn started The Garden Path, a plant nursery and display
garden, in 1990. The Garden Path closed in 2006, and Carolyn now runs Seeds
of Victoria, an organic seed company. In the process of her work with
gardening she has discovered that it only takes five years to become
self-sufficient in fruits and vegetables year round.
The Zero-Mile Diet follows a year of sustainable homegrown food production,
growing healthy organic food, eating seasonal recipes from the garden,
saving seeds for future harvests and putting food by for the winter. Growing
a â€œZero-Mile Dietâ€ is a fun way to increase regional food security while
cooling down the planet.
Carolyn Herriot is the author of the bestselling A Year on the Garden Path:
A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide. She is much in demand as a speaker and
workshop leader on organic gardening in the Pacific Northwest, with regular
columns in GardenWise and Common Ground magazines. Carolyn grows her
certified-organic seed business, Seeds of Victoria, at the Garden Path
Centre for Organic Gardening in Victoria, BC.
Thank you very much!