Grow Hope: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Food Garden at Home

A brand new food-gardening book for our times

One of the most intriguing trends to emerge from the past year has been the rapid expansion of home gardening. Canadians suddenly created their own vegetable gardens on the front lawn, back lawn, balcony or deck – wherever they could squeeze them in!

Not since the Victory Gardens of the Second World War have so many people been growing their own food. For some, gardening is the answer to mounting anxieties about our health and food security in uncertain times. Others find it a relaxing way to take their mind off worries and involve their children in a family activity.

Yet for many newbies, starting a food garden can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be.

Enter Grow Hope: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Food Garden at Home by award-winning author Elizabeth Peirce. It’s a timely road map to growing your own food, simply and cost effectively.

Unlike many gardening guides, Grow Hope takes you from “seed to table,” including tried-and-true garden recipes that even beginners can make, for cheap. It addresses all the practical nuts and bolts of starting a food garden, while never losing sight of the emotional boost gardening can provide during tough times.

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Elizabeth Peirce
Elizabeth Peirce

Elizabeth Peirce is the author of You Can Too! Canning, Pickling and Preserving the Maritime Harvest (Nimbus, 2013) and Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening (Nimbus, 2010), winner of the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. She has appeared as a guest on CBC Radio’s Mainstreet and Maritime Noon, News 95.7’s The Weekend Gardener, and on CTV’s Breakfast Television, talking about her passion for growing and preserving our own food. She writes regular articles on home canning for Lee Valley Tools, and is hard at work on an online course showing people how to preserve more of their own food. Visit her at

Posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

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