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Grow Just One Thing

The first step in a fresh food journey

Growing just one vegetable in your backyard can be the beginning of a fresh new healthy life style

Grow Just One Thing - The first step in a fresh food journey Kyrstie Barcak

Imagine your children’s excitement and pride as they harvest the carrots they planted and cared for. Imagine watching this home-grown vegetable being happily eaten in a family meal. It really is possible!

This book is all about getting more fresh food into your family’s diet – in less time, and with less stress.

Kyrstie’s dream is for all Australian families to grow at least one fresh food item at home and to experience the benefits that this brings. This book has been written to help more people get started on this journey and to explore where it may lead.

Grow Just One Thing – The first step in a fresh food journey is the debut book of Kyrstie Barcak. Founder of A Fresh Legacy.

Grow Just One Thing will teach you how to grow, how to make the most of your kitchen as part of your new approach to food, and how to use your home grown food in delicious, simple recipes the whole family will enjoy.

You will find examples from people whose lives have been transformed by their love of growing fresh food.

It will help you to create efficient systems and spaces for storing, planning and cooking your meals.

All of this comes from the momentum gained from growing just one thing.

Grow Just One Thing Book

Growing just one thing can have a positive impact on your family menu. It can influence what you eat, the activities you are involved in with your family and ultimately your health and well being. The experience of growing just one thing with your family may be so wonderful that you decide to grow more.

It is the start of a wonderful journey.

Grow Just One Thing – The first step in a fresh food journey is divided into 4 sections.

Grow Fresh

This section of the book is based on the authors family journey and how you can get started with your family.

Cook Fresh

Create efficient systems and spaces, sourcing, planning and smart time saving tips for meal preparation are included in this section

Grow More

A short series of interviews with five families that outlines how they each began their journey into growing fresh food and how it influences their lives now.

Fresh Recipe Ideas

This section of the book provides some very simple recipes that are made by adding one or two ingredients from the garden. Do not underestimate what you can do with one fresh ingredient. This section also includes a resource list.

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What people are saying:

People constantly tell me that they don’t have enough time to do the things they would love to do – like grow and nourish a vegetable garden. That is what I love most about Grow Just One Thing – Kyrstie Barcak meets this objection head on by not only providing all the information you need to establish a simple (or more complicated) garden, but also by providing terrific time saving ideas such as streamlined family based meal planning, smart cooking, how and where to shop online, recipes and quick tips. You need to make the time to do the things you love – put reading Grow Just One Thing on your list. As Kyrstie states ‘growing one thing takes no time at all.

  • Kate Christie

Founder and Director Time Stylers and best-selling author of Me Time: The Professional Woman’s Guide to finding 30 guilt-free hours a month.

Starting their first food garden can daunt the novice! The prospect seems confronting, complex and very uncertain. The garden centre provides too many choices without any basis to make them. So do how-to-garden books and garden magazines. Kyrstie Barcak’s book helps the novice get started. It encourages and provides basic direction. The new gardener usually has no idea of how important a garden can be to the family’s health. Kyrstie’s book brilliantly inspires. If you are a reluctant new gardener, this book could be the one to get you going.”

  • Steve Solomon

Author of several gardening books including Gardening When it Counts, Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades and The Intelligent Gardener. The founder of the Territorial Seed Company he is retired and lives in Tasmania where he grows all his own vegetables and mentors two start up seed companies.

More book reviews:

You can read more book reviews here.

I will update them as they are posted.

Special Thanks:

Kambrook Australia


Kambrook have been a long time supporter and trusted brand partner of A Fresh Legacy.

I am thrilled that they have helped to make the production of this book possible.


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Also available on Kindle

You can purchase a e-book copy of Grow Just One Thing – The first step in a fresh food journey on Amazon.

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Large orders:

If you would like to inquire about ordering a large number of copies of Grow Just One Thing please email me for more information at : kyrstie@afreshlegacy.net

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Email: kyrstie@afreshlegacy.net