Farming

Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

By Temra Costa

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Profiles 26 women in the sustainable food industry who are working towards a more holistic food system in America and shows how you can join them, whether you want to start a farm or simply become a better consumer. (Catalog summary)
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Corn

By Gail Gibbons

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Popcorn, corn on the cob, corn dogs, cornflakes--corn is used in many favorite foods. This book offers up the history of corn as well as the details concerning planting, cultivation, harvesting, and its many uses. A cornucopia of information about a popular farm product.

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

By Barbara Kingsolver

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When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."

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The Contrary Farmer

By Gene Logsdon

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"Once upon a time people thought gardens were flat, rectangular, and planted in rows. People grew vegetables such as lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes. Then Gene Logsdon, the self-proclaimed dean of American curmudgeons, came along to smash the concept of garden to smithereens. Gene Logsdon is an American original, a farmer who thinks, and a writer who gardens."
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Barbara Kingsolver

"When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. 'Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through.

9780060852566
Adult