Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe, author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening, is a plant breeder from Oregon who has a PhD in biology from Harvard University and specializes in breeding public-domain crops for organic growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival for the next thousand years. Carol is the author of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times (Chelsea Green, 2010), as well as the second edition of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties. (Fertile Valley Publishing, 2010), Tao Te Ching: A Gateway to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu (Chelsea Green, 2000), and Taoist Tales (Fertile Valley Publishing, 2014). For more stories and adventures, go to