Written by Acadia Tucker, Illustrated by Joe Wirtheim

Release Date: Fall 2019 | AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

This is a handbook for growing a victory garden when the enemy is global warming. Written by Acadia Tucker, Growing Good Food calls on us to take up regenerative gardening, also known as carbon farming, for the good of the planet. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, all while growing nutritious food.

To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker draft plans for gardeners who have no space, a little space, or a lot of space. She offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise the most popular fruits and vegetables using regenerative methods. She shares the gardening tools you need to get started, the top reasons gardens fail and how to fix them, and how to make carbon farming count when the only dirt you have is in pots.

The book includes calls to action and insights from leaders in the regenerative movement, including David Montgomery, Gabe Brown, and Tim LaSalle. Aimed at beginners, the book is designed to inspire an uprising of citizen gardeners.

Growing Good Food suggests what could happen if more of us saw gardening as a civic duty. By the end of it, you'll know how to grow some really good food and build a healthier world, too.

Growing Good Food: A citizen’s guide to backyard carbon farming is part of our Growing Good Food Series. It joins Growing Perennial Foods:A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits, and vegetables, also written by Acadia Tucker.

ISBN: 978-0-9988623-3-0 (paperback)

Pages: 150

Size: 6 x 9


A U T H O R   &   I L L U S T R A T O R


Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere, and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it.

Before becoming an author, Acadia started a four-season organic market garden in Washington State inspired by farming pioneers Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier. While managing the farm, Acadia grew 200 different food crops before heading back to school at the University of British Columbia to complete a Masters in Land and Water Systems.

She lives in Maine and New Hampshire with her farm dog, Nimbus, and grows hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England, when she isn't raising perennials in her own backyard. She is also the author of Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables.


Joe Wirtheim loves what he does: think, draw, make and do. It's his passion to communicate graphically and put creative ideas into action that drives him. He uses illustration, type, color and layout to excite the viewer's imagination. He turns these graphic ideas into quality goods, which, he’s proud to say, are made in the USA.

Since 2008, Joe Wirtheim has been making illustrations and designs at his Portland, Oregon studio, J. Wirtheim Design. This studio powers the Victory Garden of Tomorrow brand of posters and merchandise.

Design work from Wirtheim has been recognized by The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, by Organic Gardening Magazine, by the Portland Art Museum, the Design Museum Boston, NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, among others.

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