After surviving the Black Saturday bushfires, Terry Memory built his family of eight a vegie patch.

Determined to become more self-reliant in this era of unpredictable weather events and worsening health caused by highly processed food, he designed a system that combines ancient agrarian traditions with the latest in science and technology to deliver massively increased yields while radically reducing workload.

In this book, Terry’s overview of the deteriorating state of our food supply will inspire you to take a step towards self-reliance, while his practical tips and how-to guides will provide would-be food growers the tools needed to get going. Well researched and passionately argued – and with clear and accessible instructions – this is a book for anyone looking to cut costs, improve their health and help save the planet.

Terry and Gemma Memory and their six children have lived on their organic, self-sustainable farm in southern Tasmania for over a decade. As entrepreneurs, they have founded two successful health-food businesses and now devote their time to helping others understand the importance of creating their own food-secure future.