內容簡介 In times of economic hardship our best resources are the ones under our direct control, this is an evergreen cornerstone of any self-sufficiency theory. When facing uncertainty we must hang on to certaintiesCoping with hardship times, though, was not the main reason I started my path of self-sufficiency. What I was looking for was something we often talk about, sometimes dream about, but rarely act to get: I'm talking about Freedom.Freedom and gratification, that's what made me start. Two things that, think about it, go frequently together.Applied to gardening that was freedom from the supply chain and gratification from my own work's outcomes.The path of self-sufficiency can begin with a very little action and can lead you much farther than you can imagine.Growing your own food, or just part of it in the beginning, is a great place to start. And Square Foot Gardening is the best way to do it, because it requires a relatively small amount of space, time and money to get started and it will still reward you with a variety of products. As to passion though, the more you put in the better. In Square Foot Gardening you will discover: how to get started with just a 4x8 feet spot in your backyardwhy plants have friends too (and are happier when they are around)what a raised bed is and how to easily build onethe best recipe to make the perfect soilwhy the best pesticide is not pesticidethe one planting you probably would not think aboutSquare Foot Gardening is the perfect place to start growing your first vegetables. Even if you have little or none experience in vegetable gardening. Even if you have, or think to have, little time to dedicate to that.And I promise... no matter how good it is, no tomato will ever taste like the one you grew on your own.