MCPL is starting a new feature comparing older books with recent releases. Look for these reviews in our newsletter and at mcpl.us/blog. For this installment, staffer Amy Ryan looks to the garden for recommendations.
"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"
by Barbara Kingsolver
For one year, Kingsolver and her family vowed to eat only the food they grew on their family farm in Virginia or could buy from local sources. This humorous and inspirational memoir tells the story of that year -- month by month, vegetable by vegetable, animal by animal. It’s a book I try to read every spring as I plan my own vegetable gardens.
— Check it out: www.mcpl.us?t=animal vegetable miracle
"Growing a Farmer"
by Kurt Timmermeister
When Seattle restaurateur Timmermeister decided to move out of downtown, he ended up on a four-acre parcel of farmland on Vason Island. “Growing a Farmer” is his journey from cook to cultivator, organized by subject. This a great reference for the person who wants to start growing their own food and raising their own meat.
— Check it out: www.mcpl.us?t=growing a farmer
(from the MCPL Newsletter, Jul-Sep., 2013)