Book of the Month, Nov. 2022 - Braiding Sweetgrass

November 2022 — Braiding Sweetgrass

We’re switching things up as we head into the holiday season with Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants*+ by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This book explores historical teachings and knowledge of plants, remembering a time before we found modern replacements and substitutions for ways we used to use plants in our everyday lives. As… Continue reading November 2022 — Braiding Sweetgrass

Book of the Month, Oct. 2022 - Gulp

October 2022 — Gulp

Our October selection is very highly rated on Amazon, earned the Amazon Editors’ Pick, and comes from “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post). We hope that Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal*+ by Mary Roach brings us the hilarious reprieve we need while we’re in the throes of the harvest season this fall. The irresistible, ever-curious, and… Continue reading October 2022 — Gulp

Book of the Month, Sept. 2022 - Unprocessed

September 2022 — Unprocessed

What piqued our interest in the September selection, Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food*+ by Megan Kimble, was the challenge posed by the author of determining “what ‘unprocessed’ really means”. We know there continues to be a segment of the population who seeks to improve their diets by eliminating processed foods, and we found it… Continue reading September 2022 — Unprocessed

Aug. 2022 - Heartland, Book of the Month

August 2022 — Heartland

In another Amazon Editors’ Pick, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth*+ by Sarah Smarsh gives us a new look into modern poverty in the United States. Here’s a synopsis: An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the… Continue reading August 2022 — Heartland

Book of the Month, July 2022 - To Boldly Grow

July 2022 — To Boldly Grow

In this recent release, journalist Tamar Haspel reports from her Cape Cod residence on her own experiences learning to raise and gather food grown from her own land, or “first hand food” in To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard*+. Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food meets Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle in this part… Continue reading July 2022 — To Boldly Grow