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Publisher's Summary

What if everything collapsed tomorrow? What if the shelves on the supermarket were empty? What if you couldn't get gas for your tiller? What if you didn't stockpile fertilizer...or water? What if you've never even planted a garden in your life...and your life depended on growing your own food?

Don't panic!

Grow or Die: The Good Guide to Survival Gardening has the answers. From hand tools that will till the ground better than a tractor, to plans for growing all the calories you need in a crisis, to easy-to-follow crop rotations that will beat the pests, this book is the cheapest insurance you can own against the crash we all know is coming sooner or later.

You'll discover how to scrounge for seeds in unlikely places, how to till without a tiller, how to preserve your harvest, how to beat pests without poison, how to convert a lawn into a food factory, and how to garden to survive in emergencies and crises.

Expert gardener David the Good, author of the best-selling Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting, has written the gardening book that could one day save your life. Easy to follow and entertaining, Grow or Die doesn't bog down in the technical details, but focuses on how you can turn your garden into a tool for survival. It's perfect for those interested in preparedness, low-tech gardening, and living with a lighter, more ecologically sustaining footprint.

©2015 David Goodman (P)2016 David Goodman

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Informative and Entertaining!

If you could sum up Grow or Die in three words, what would they be?

Informative, Entertaining, Practical.

What did you like best about this story?

The practical, down to earth advice the author gives about permaculture and preparing for disaster.

Which scene was your favorite?

The author's hate for Tomatoes and Squash!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The use of permaculture and selecting certain plants for survival. Choosing plants that produce a lot of produce quickly and easily. Also, selecting plants that will produce the most nutrients for you.

Any additional comments?

Loved the book! Downloading his other book "How to Grow Your Own Food Forest."
I also live in Florida. I am a novice gardener so I would like to meet David someday and learn more from him.

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Great book that was funny and informative.

This book covers a wide variety of topics including how to make liquor? ha-ha but overall it was great and I loved it. Going to keep this around and listen to it more.

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Worth while for sure!

For a beginners guide to thinking survival gardening this is an amazing stepping stone, great work!🔥🙌

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  • Mrs.Paz
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A fantastic mix of information and humor.

a fantastic mix of information and humor. I have also decided to purchase this book in paperback should the world end & I don't have power to charge my electronic device I will have the knowledge in my hand ;-p

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This was great. Buying the print version.

I enjoyed the entire book: the rationale, the jokes, and the suggestions. It's detailed but concise. I'm not a total beginner but I'm still working on becoming an expert gardener (apocalypse or not) and this was just right in terms of content.

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great book

good read you will learn alot and read it again and again liked it alot

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Fun and Helpful at the same time!

I was entertained every minute and at the same time I learned SO MUCH. Great book. Great performance.

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okay, THIS is funny! I loved it! AWESOME!

what a wonderful resource...and, soooo entertaining. David the Good is spot on!
Listen...learn...and teach this to all who will listen!

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I loved this

I am a serious gardener, this book is spot on. and the humor is great.

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Informative and fun sense of humor!

I enjoyed the content as well as the fun perspective and humor. I like how resourceful, informative and creative this book is. Thanks for writing it!