Food Security for the Faint of Heart

I met Robin Wheeler, author of Food Security for the Faint of Heart this weekend, giving a presentation at the Vancouver City Farmer urban gardening information centre. In her discussion about the book, it struck me that what she calls “food security” is really just the “stocking up for winter” that my mother and grandmothers did on a regular basis.

The book starts with an earthquake scenario, a bit of shock and reality to catch people’s attention, but many of the things she writes about, including her gardening tips and tricks, would help any family that wants to take full advantage of the garden plot out back in the yard.

It’s an easy, humourous read absolutely full of useful information that no home gardener/home canner should be without.