Diacono wants new gardeners to learn to think for themselves and build their own strategies from the many modes of food production.
Visionary and useful, this is altogether an inspiring book.
Rush out and buy it. It is really very good.
Mark's writing style is conversational and engaging, he's deeply knowledgeable, yet he's low-key and modest. He's 'can-do' and accessible without ever being patronising.
The New Kitchen Garden doesn't begin with the usual plan of an allotment quartered into beds awaiting their rotation, it starts by asking what you need.