On the last night of the world, it is the perfect time to do something about the amount of fresh produce you consume, say experts, because of the abundance of greens you can find at every table.
The Green People: How the Green People Are Changing the World by Jerry Greene (Simon & Schuster, £12.99) is a must read for any gardener.
But, it does not tell the whole story, say its authors.
It is also a highly controversial book, and is often criticised for its ‘bureaucratic’ approach to gardening.
It was published in 2002.
‘I think a lot of people have heard of this book, but it’s been a long time coming,’ said the author, Jerry Greenie, at the opening of the new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto.
‘I’d love to be able to talk about this book for people who haven’t read it, because the book is so powerful.’
The idea of how the world has changed is a lot more interesting than the way we live it.’
In his novel The Green People, Greene describes the rise of farming as a new civilisation, one that was born on the edge of the Earth, with no roads or railways, with little infrastructure.
But by the end of the 20th century, the people had begun to understand the benefits of farming, he wrote.
Greene describes how his father, a self-employed gardener, began to grow vegetables and fruits to make ends meet.
He would sell the fruits and vegetables to his neighbour’s family, who would then feed them to their pigs.
‘That is where we really started to take a leap forward,’ Greene said.
‘The idea that you can eat what you grow and use what you can use, is so much more powerful than anything you’ve ever been taught about farming before.
He described a time when he was selling a handful of produce in a grocery store, where his customers were in the market for groceries, and they would come up to him and ask what they could buy.
Greene would say ‘no problem, you don’t have to ask me that’.
‘They knew that I had gardens, they knew that there were people in their communities who had gardens.
And they knew there was this amazing thing that was going on, that was changing the world.’
The book has also been criticised for portraying the Green people as selfish, ‘waste-taking’ and ‘greedy’ for being so efficient.
Greenes critics argue that they had more success than other people because they were always looking out for each other, and the book paints them as caring about the environment and caring for the planet.
But his critics say the book also paints them inaccurately, and argues that he did not see the world as it is.
The Green Planet, which opens at the National Gallery of Canada on Wednesday, explores the story of Greene’s life and his work.
It tells the story from his childhood in rural England through to the modern day and focuses on his life in the countryside.
It also highlights the environmental and human rights abuses he faced in the United States, where he grew up.
Greene’s first book, The Green Planet by Tom Wolfe, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for fiction.
He is best known for the novel The Quiet American, which won the Booker Prize in 1993.