Mid-Atlantic

February, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Eat Well Guide
Want to know where to get fresh, locally grown food -- in your community AND when you travel the U.S.? Bookmark this Eat Well Guide -- a free online directory of family farms, Community for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) programs , restaurants, vegetarian eateries, and other outlets for fresh, locally grown food. There's a trip-planning guide, The Green Fork blog, and the free print and online book Cultivating the Web: High Tech Tools for the Sustainable Food Movement.

Books

Gardening Mirrors People, History, Lives, Ethnicity
Patricia Klindienst's The Earth Knows My Name. Food, Culture, And Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans is a book to savor. This perfect, end-of-winter read stirs the imagination and inspires on several levels. Gardens can play so many roles in our lives. Klindienst introduces us to the Four Sisters Garden and the Monte Vista Farm in New Mexico, Two Gullah Elders' gardens in South Carolina, a Polish American vintner and a Japanese berry farmer in Washington State, Khmer growers in Massachusetts, Italian gardeners from Mussolini's Italy, a Punjabi garden in California, the urban gardens of Nuestras Raices in Massachusetts, and a Yankee farmer in Connecticut. Give yourself time to get to know these fascinating people, their roots, their passion. Beacon Press, 2006. $18.00

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