Our lucky 'Limits to Growth' winner is...
Inquiring minds want to know.
Over the past month, we’ve devoted space here on the Brunette Gardens Substack to one of the most important books ever written on the subject of sustainability. Limits to Growth provides a well-documented, science-based assessment not only of what we can expect to see in the future but what we’re beginning to already experience today.
To recap, here’s our three-part series on the book and the issues it raises:
While we know many of you subscribe to Brunette Gardens for the gardening tips and tricks, we also wanted to discuss some of the reasons why we’re doing all this ‘habitat homesteading.’ Of course gardening is just plain good for the soul, a pleasurable experience that pays off in many ways—whether you have a bumper crop or not. But we garden in large part to prepare for a future in which being able to grow your own food gives you more security, healthier options, and a skill that could very well spell survival. Providing habitat for pollinators and other wildlife is not just a good thing to do for them; it’s part of our success as homesteaders, as they pollinate and fertilize our food plants. A healthy home-garden ecosystem depends on a healthy world.
Now on to the free stuff…
As promised, we’ve given away a paperback copy of Limits to Growth to one lucky paid subscriber… And that person was Marsha Gebhardt!
Congratulations to Marsha, who had this to share about her decision to invest in Brunette Gardens:
I just wanted to support your work… I’m thankful that the two of you are a big part of the important work going on in the St. Louis region!
Many of our readers likely already know Marsha from her role leading our St. Louis chapter of Wild Ones (the largest Wild Ones chapter in the country) and other volunteer efforts she makes to further the cause of native-plant gardening. We’re grateful for her support of this Substack, and we’re doubly thankful for her generous volunteering, which has helped so many find their way in their own gardens.
This might be our first giveaway, but it won’t be our last! Upgrade or sign up for a paid subscription now to be eligible for the next giveaway.
If you’d like to purchase a copy of Limits to Growth for yourself, why not use our affiliate link? We’ll get a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you buy a copy through the link. The publisher of the book, Chelsea Green, has a wide selection of great titles in the areas of gardening and sustainability, and we’re happy to help spread the word about these offerings. Chelsea Green is also employee-owned.
We hope Limits to Growth helps you frame the future the way it has done for us. Thanks for sticking with us through the past month as we explored these crucial concerns. We wish you all a winter of much contentment and a future of comfort and joy.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this three-part series, too. Did we strike the right chord? Was any of it surprising to you? Or old hat? Please weigh in!