Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA is a non-profit organization that promotes the tenet that pleasure and quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the table, and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty. The organization envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice. The Web site includes information for the individual and organization; books and magazines on the slow food movement; a network of food producers, cooks, and educators; and information on how to start a local chapter. If you produce your own food, you will be fascinated with this site.

Books

Pruning DVD
The Fine Gardening Pruning DVD-Rom (2007; $24.95) has it all. Not only are there plenty of articles on pruning everything from wisteria to tomatoes, but there are hundreds of clear illustrations and video clips as well. There's information on bonsai, how to choose and take care of tools, videos on sharpening, removing suckers, and the basics of good pruning. A must-have for any gardener.

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