Eating local is one thing. Eating out of your own backyard is quite another.
When Tamar Haspel and her husband lived in Manhattan, growing their own food was not even a choice.
That changed when they moved to Cape Cod, and decided to grow vegetables and raise chickens. Haspel self-bestows the term of "crappy gardener," but she gave it her all, a story she tells in the book To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard.
Whether you can grow award-winning tomatoes or can't keep weeds alive, there's a guide to using your own ingenuity in the book.
The author visits The Exchange.