Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Creating a year round garden

I have a wonderful freind Caleb Warnock. He is a wonderful man with some great ideas about how we can be self sufficient. He has written a best seller book "The forgotten skills of self sufficiency used by the Mormon Pioneers"  He has also released a book about cooking with natural yeast. You can read his blog here.

One of the things that inspired me lately is his year round gardening. He lives in Alpine Utah where they have a really short summer growing season. Despite this; he gardens year round. He seems to have something to harvest all year round. He has worked hard to research and find fruit, vegetables, and grains that will thrive in his area. He is part of a seed saving revolution.  He does alot of work to maintain good and wholesome food. It really inspires me to do better.

I love the idea of having something in the garden that can be harvested and eaten all year long. If I had to live off my garden, I want to have something to eat all year round. I don't want to eat in the fall and then starve in the winter and spring waiting for something to grow. His garden is not large or beautiful, but it is extremly functional. I am working on making my garden more funtional as well.

One day I will have a beautiful garden but for now I am working on a funtional one


  1. That book sounds great! Thanks for posting.

  2. We could all learn from this! Nothing better then fresh food!

  3. An inspiration.

    Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

  4. Thank you for talking about this book. I bought it a month ago and read it all that day. I live in Utah too. With our short growing season, I was very intriged by his book.