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Book Review: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Call it wear-a-tshirt-in-January. Whatever you call it, it is one of the most controversial topics of our time. In her latest novel, Kentucky darling Barbara Kingsolver attacks the subject with delicacy and grace. She does it through the lens with which we are most familiar with here […]

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Book Review: The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather

This week I finished up reading The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week) by Robin Mather. This is part memoir, part recipe book, part education in the world of local food. It seems […]

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Book Review: Deeply Rooted by Lisa Hamilton

Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton is a really excellent book. I read a lot of books about folks who are vegetable farmers, growing for farmer’s markets or CSAs. (See my earlier review of Season’s on Henry’s Farm.) I sort of assumed when I picked up this book […]

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Book Review: The Seasons on Henry’s Farm by Terra Brockman

I just finished reading The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm by Terra Brockman. First of all, it should be said that I often dream of life on a farm, so I love to read about farms. Now, in reality, I know that I am terribly pampered […]

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