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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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Eat more than brains when the Zombies come

Great narration, humorous, practical, thought provoking. Made me go out into the garden and plant some root veggies.

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  • anthony
  • 25-02-2016

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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  • Erik
  • 13-04-2020

Y'all better get this book. Pandemic 2020.

I got the audiobook version. Listen with everything going on. It was good. To hear someone talk about some techniques. We have a small garden. less than 20 plants. But looking to ramp up. I dig the sarcastic humor while teaching you life-saving techniques. I will be getting his other books. Y'all stay safe out there.

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  • T. T. Brown
  • 22-05-2018

funny and informative

Love the humor in this book, and the advice is solid and practical. Great job.

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  • Billy
  • 13-08-2016

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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  • Jason E. Cook
  • 22-03-2020

Great book!

I have been planting to grow more food but now it’s time to do much more. Thank you!

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  • H&C Wilson
  • 21-05-2018

A funny and entertaining just wish it was longer!

David the Good does a great job on making this material fun and easy to listen too. My only complaint is I wish there was more!

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  • No Body.
  • 03-05-2018

Just buy it...

Its awesome. I like all his books. and he has a wacky sense of humor.

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  • Jonathan Weseman
  • 03-03-2018

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
  • 26-10-2017

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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  • MsAmbitious
  • 15-08-2017

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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  • Skippy xP
  • 20-07-2020

Loved It

A good read/listen, he is a great narrator and just fun to listen to.

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