Finished "Outliers" by Malcolm Caldwell and loved it. Not an "environmental" book, but a fascinating look at what makes people extraordinary.
Just picked up a copy of "The Backyard Homestead" from the library. My husband and I bought a home 5 years ago because it sits on over a 1/2 acre. We've been trying to grow fruits and veggies with very little success. Hoping this book will give me some ideas.
~Alicia “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon
I've been reading Paul Tough's latest book - How Children Succeed. I recommend it, but not exactly an environmental book.
Oh, and the Dirty Life. I just read that at the end of last year. It's the story of a journalist from New York City who met an organic farmer and joined him in building and running a CSA that attempts to use animal power and organic growing to provide ALL the agricultural needs of a typical family, from veggies and grains to meat and fiber. It's a quick read and an interesting story.
Edited by: GREBJACK at: 1/20/2013 (17:17)
He drew a circle that shut me out-- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in! -Edwin Markham
A while ago my daughter sent me info about a book, Time to Eat the Dog?: the real guide to sustainable living. I was wondering whether any of you have read it, and whether there are other books, videos, etc., you'd recommend?
Edited by: JXNCHICORY at: 11/12/2012 (12:29)
If we are to go on living together on this Earth, we must all be responsible for it. ~ Kofi Annan
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. ~ Wendell Barry
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