Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Book Review: The Vegan Book of Permaculture

Very few books have been written about Vegan Permaculture, so this book came as a welcome addition to an already sparse collection when it was published in 2014. The book’s author is Graham Burnett who runs vegan permaculture courses in the UK and elsewhere. His ‘Spiralseed‘ website is well worth a look.

This is as much a cookbook as it is a gardening book, and at least half the book is devoted to plant-based whole food recipes, most of the ingredients coming from your own garden. Each recipe is simple, with the minimum of ingredients, and the reader is encouraged to experiment and modify the recipes to his or her own taste. All of the recipes include a high proportion of vegetables, greens, fruits, nuts and legumes. Making your own jams, chutneys, preserves and fermentation are also covered. The book is worth the price for the recipes alone, and they will inspire you to want to grow your own produce. It is amazing to see the diversity of dishes that can be prepared from a single garden.

This is a good book for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Highly recommended, and you can purchase it on Amazon or at Graham’s Spiralseed website.


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