Organic gardening author Carolyn Herriot speaking at Creston library

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Author Carolyn Herriot will speak at the Creston and District Public LIbrary on Sept. 5.

Author Carolyn Herriot will speak at the Creston and District Public LIbrary on Sept. 5.

Carolyn Herriot, one of B.C.’s top organic gardening gurus and author of The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food (Harbour Publishing) is touring the Kootenays. Join her at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 for of a discussion about the joy and importance of sustainable eating at the Creston and District Public Library.

The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook and its companion book, The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food, are full of ideas for indulging in locally sourced, sustainable and healthy meals with family and friends. They contain creative strategies for organic gardening, seed saving and food security, as well as practical advice: tips on preserving food with various storage techniques, instructions for canning, dehydrating, pickling and fermenting, and delectable, straightforward recipes for all seasons.

The Zero-Mile Diet and The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook are the products of Herriot’s concerted effort over the past 13 years to grow as much of her own food as possible. She has found that growing food leads to a good, healthy and happy life. In addition to being a passionate organic gardener, she is also a photographer, lecturer and cook who loves to eat. She is much in demand as a speaker and workshop leader on organic gardening in the Pacific Northwest, with regular columns in BC Living and Common Ground magazines. Herriot runs her certified-organic seed business, Seeds of Victoria, at the Garden Path Centre for Organic Gardening in Victoria. She is also author of A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide.

Herriot’s free presentation is sponsored by the Creston library and the Kootenay Library Federation. For more information, contact the library at 250-428-4141.