Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Up for some Local Foods Reading and Discussion?

Severson Dells Environmental Education Center ( is hosting a book discussion about Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingslover (with her husband, Steven Hopp, and daughter, Camille Kingsolver) on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00 pm. The discussion is being led by Joe Haverly, environmental biology professor at Rock Valley College, and Kevin and I will be there as "special guests."

If you haven't read the book, I recommend it. It is a fairly quick read and an entertaining story of Kingsolver's family and their own (often humorous) attempt at local eating. Peppered throughout are "articles" written by her husband that back up her already well-researched narrative with additional information in short, easy-to-digest snippets and each chapter is ended with Camille's own version of the family experience and recipes for some of the foods discussed in the chapter.

The book is available in paperback and now includes additional information about the authors and the making of the book itself. It is also readily available as a used book (check out the Amazon listings).

Please pick up a copy (or check it out from your local library) and join us on April 26th for some interesting conversation!

1 comment:

Lenae said...

A friend e-mailed me last week to say that this book is the monthly special for audio books on It's on sale at a discount.

Hope to see you at Severson Dells next weekend!