September 23, 2016
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Truckee Writers
Bona Fide Books has just released “July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra” by third-generation farmer Gary Romano, owner of Sierra Valley Farms. It’s hard to grow food in Tahoe, but it’s not impossible. Despite the challenging Sierra climate and soil, Romano has successfully grown food on his 65-acre organic farm and shares hard-earned tips in ten essential chapters for home gardeners and those who might like to start a small farm.
Meet Gary the farmer September 30 in Truckee, and buy a signed copy of the book, or order today online.
In this book you’ll learn:
• the varieties of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries that are right for
• whether to use seeds or transplants
• when and how to plant to maximize yield
• how to work with the soil, water, and nutrients specific to your site
• the benefits of biodiversity
• how to manage pests
• how to extend your growing season
About the Author: After a childhood spent pulling weeds and planting seeds, Gary Romano received a master’s degree in recreation administration from California State University, Chico, and worked as a park ranger and county park administrator before returning to the farm. To find out more about Gary and his farm, go to www.sierravalleyfarms.com.
Events and Appearances
• 9/2/16 Book launch at Sierra Valley Farms
• 9/26/16 Sundance Books, Reno, NV • 6 pm
• 9/30/16 The Bookshelf, Truckee, CA • 5:30 pm
• Master Gardeners in several locations
• 3/17: Friends of the Library, South Lake Tahoe
• more to come