Nutritious Greens to Go Along with Your Staples

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Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe

Carol’s focus, in her book and in the classes she teaches, is helping people become “Resilient Gardeners” like her. From Carol we’ll learn about the importance of growing and using the nutrition-packed leafy greens and rediscovering “pot herbs”. Her greens are different than what most “good-times” gardener’s grow for their table; she skips over the common leaf lettuce, spinach and chard.

Some of her favorites include: shungiku, amaranth greens, magenta spreen, leaf radishes, alexanders, pea shoots, and garlic greens. Learn about her perennial leafy greens patch, filled with Egyptian multiplier onions, lovage, horseradish leaf, sorrel, and Scorzonera greens. Her table greens also include what typical gardeners call weeds: dandelion, chicory, lambsquarters, nettles, purslane.

Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”

Guest: Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe is the embodiment of The Resilient Gardener. She has a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, has been experimenting with crops and gardening in Corvallis, Oregon since 1979.  She is a freelance plant breeder specializing in developing public-domain crops for Oregon growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival.

Her writing includes The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, Tao Te Ching: A Window to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu, and The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity.

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Nutritious Greens to Go Along with Your Staples

Originally broadcast December 20, 2011

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