Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him.
Discusses how urban agriculture can help revolutionize the environmentally unsustainable modern food industry, providing evidence of thriving urban farms within "food deserts" and describing the global movement towards alternative food production.
Offers a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables and provides tips and techniques for planting, growing, harvesting, and saving seeds, as well as instructions for canning and preserving.
In The Evans Library @ FM - Food recalls have become so ubiquitous we hardly even notice them. The massive peanut salmonella contamination of 2008 to 2009 alone killed nine and sickened an estimated 22,500 people; only a few weeks later, contaminated frozen cookie dough sent 35 people to the hospital. These tragic, inexcusable events to which no one is immune are but a symptom of a broader food system malaise.