The $64 Tomato

The $64 Tomato

The $64 Tomato– How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden

By William Alexander

I started reading this book when I was looking for more information on vegetable gardening and sustainable backyards. The title caught my eye as I was struggling with my own attempts to grow my own food and save money while doing it. While this book turned out to be more entertaining than informative, I did learn some things about gardening in clay soil, dealing with garden pests, and the painful reality of a newbie’s attempt to grow apples organically. It also inspired me to calculate the cost per vegetable in my own vegetable patch. Have you ever done this? It’s quite an interesting exercise.

Join us to discuss this book and the challenges and joys of vegetable gardening at our next Nature’s Narratives Book Discussion Group on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 in the Wister Center.

Liz Haegele
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