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Layla's Happiness by "Affirmations of black childhood abound, and whimsical wishes float like dandelion fluff. Equally as imaginative as the lyrical text, Corrin's boldly colored, textured illustrations beautifully capture the buoyant spirit of Layla, a brown girl exuding confidence, comfortable in her own skin--indoors and out. Well-illustrated poetry of the best kind that will leave sunshine in its wake." -STARRED REVIEW,Kirkus Seven-year-old Layla loves life! So she keeps a happiness book. What is happiness for her? For you? Spirited and observant, Layla is a child who's been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It's her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.
Call Number: E TAL
Publication Date: 2019-11-19
Green Green by Green grass is wide and fresh and clean for a family to play in, and brown dirt is perfect for digging a garden. But when gray buildings start to rise up and a whole city builds, can there be any room for green space? The neighborhood children think so, and they inspire the community to join together and build a garden for everyone to share in the middle of the city.
Call Number: E SCI LAM
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Plant, Cook, Eat! by For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes. With vibrant photo-illustrations and clearly organized sections, discover how to plant seeds in patio containers, window boxes, or on an allotment; harvest fruits and vegetables; determine which plant parts are edib≤ spot pests in the garden; and use home-grown crops to cook everything from bean and bacon spaghetti to polenta chips to tomato, feta, and basil pizza. "This effort offers budding young gardeners (and their adults) a comprehensive, hands-on guide to gardening and cooking" -- Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
The Plastic Problem by Look around you - plastic is everywhere! It's in your shoes, pens, toothbrush, car, toys, TV, water bottles, food packaging... It's almost impossible to get through one day without using it. And it's creating major problems for our world, our oceans, our animals and marine life, and ourselves. InThe Plastic Problem, from the team that brought you101 Small Ways to Save the World, you'll learn how to become a 'plastic patroller' instead of a plastic polluter by learning about the easy ways you can cut plastic out of your life. The simple actions found in this practical guide will help you protect our world and inspire your friends and family to do the same. Tips include: Pack a zero waste travel kit to help your family reduce its rubbish on trips Take better care of your clothes, swap items with friends, and get excited about hand-me-downs Switch your toothpaste for natural tooth powders and choose an electric, non-throwaway toothbrush Take your lunch to school in a reusable container and bring reusable cutlery Reduce the amount of things you buy, reuse what you have, and recycle what you no longer need Take reusable bags to the supermarket or with you when you go shopping Think twice about single-use bottled water and fruit juices As a future guardian of the planet, you can say no to plastic. Your actions, however small, can make a big difference every day. Are you up to the challenge? About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
Call Number: J 363.7 AND
Publication Date: 2020-04-21
Emeraldalicious by Everyone's favorite pink-loving gal returns in Emeraldalicious, the imaginative, glitterlicious sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Pinkalicious! Pinkalicious combines magic, love, and imagination to turn an ordinary place into an Emeraldalicious world. Pinkalicious and Peter visit their favorite park, but on the way Pinkalicious's wand breaks. She isn't worried at all, because she knows just what to do. She takes a stick, some vines, and a very special flower to make a magical wand. When Pinkalicious and Peter finally arrive at the park it's covered in stinky trash! But never fear, Pinkalicious is here with her magical wand, lots of love, and pinktastic rhymes to turn the trash into an Emeraldalicious paradise.
Call Number: E KAN
Publication Date: 2013-01-29
You Are Eating Plastic Every Day by Scientists have recently started studying plastic pollution and our food supply. And, make no mistake, you are eating microscopic pieces of plastic everyday. What does it mean for our health? And what can you do about it? Students will get practical tips on how they can get involved and become part of the solution.
Call Number: J 363.73 SMI
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
Where Does the Garbage Go? by Follow that garbage truck...to the landfill to see how trash keeps piling up...to the incinerator to see how trash can be turned into energy...to the recycling center to see how a soda bottle can be turned into a flowerpot. This classic picture book is a fascinating exploration of what happens to our trash. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. Now rebranded with a new cover look, this picture book is filled with fun charts and diagrams to explain how we deal with the problem of too much trash. Activities throughout the book empower kids to help the environment, whether it's by separating trash from recycling or using a lunch box instead of a paper bag. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Robin Woods, formerly of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. William Rathje, founder of the Garbage Project and professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, and Thomas Frankiewicz. This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Call Number: J 628.44 SHO
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by THE GARBAGE TRUCKS ARE HERE TODAY! Smashing, mashing, lights a-flashing, gobblin' garbage, GULPITY-GULP. From castaway furniture to last night's leftovers, no job is too big or too small for this rugged team. With an upbeat, rhythmic text, Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! follows two garbage trucks on their route. What results is a stinky, roaring, rumbling mess -- and LOADS OF FUN!
Call Number: E TRA ODA
Publication Date: 2006-10-10
All That Trash by An ALA Notable Book "The year was 1987 and a ship full of trash was about to become famous...The narrative is immensely readable...A fresh take on a story of old garbage guaranteed to spark conversations and a desire for actions among students. Highly recommended." --School Library Journal (starred review) A garbage barge that can't find a place to welcome it sparks a recycling movement in the United States in this smart and smelly picture book from the author of Earmuffs for Everyone. Lowell Harrelson wanted to turn trash into methane gas so he rented a barge called Morbo 4000. His plan was to ship the garbage from New York to North Carolina, but as the barge floated down the coast, no state would let him dock because of smelly waste on board! The barge became a mockery and the butt of many jokes in the media. What started as an attempted business venture turned into quite the predicament for Mr. Harrelson. Mobro 4000 roamed the seas for forty-five days and traveled a distance of 6,000 miles. While awaiting its fate, the trash floated in New York's harbor, garnering much attention by onlookers. Green Peace activists put up a large banner across the barge that read, "NEXT TIME...TRY RECYCLING." Even though the garbage barge was a farce, the unintended consequence inspired America to find a new way to deal with its trash.
Call Number: J 386 MCC
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
The Sewer Rat Stink (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel 1) by Praise for The Sewer Rat Stink:"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav PilkeyThis is Geronimo Stilton like you've never seen him before!A stinky smell is taking over New Mouse City! No mouse can live like this! Geronimo and his best friend Hercule, the private detective, head underground into the sewer world of Mouse Island to investigate. Can they save the city from the stench?This is all-new Geronimo Stilton as interpreted by author, artist, and longtime fan Tom Angleberger. Tom is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
Call Number: JF GN STILTON GER
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
Leave It to PET!, Vol. 4 by R to L (Japanese Style) Nine-year-old Noboru does the responsible thing and recycles a plastic bottle. But little does he know that the bottle is about to come back to life as PET, a robot with a mission: to pay Noboru back for recycling him! The only problem is that PET's sense of "helping" isn't quite in touch with reality. Combining the visual appeal of manga with the episodic comedy of web comics, Leave it to PET!'s adorable characters deliver wacky humor in bite-sized installments! Who is the man behind the machines? The epic struggle to become Most Helpful Robot(tm) continues in volume 4 of Leave It to PET! Meet the genius who started the recycling robot craze, Dr. Wattawaste! Witness the birth of a new recycling robot! And see what happens in a soccer throw-down between the Gadget Design department and Team Robot! When Noboru recycled a plastic bottle, he never thought he'd get a devoted PET in return!
Call Number: J GN LEA 4
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Our Earth by Explores simple ways each one of us can reduce the amount of garbage we produce.
Call Number: J 640 HOC
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Charlie and Lola by After Charlie convinces Lola to recycle her old toys instead of throwing them away, Lola discovers a recycling competition. If she can recycle one hundred plastic, metal, and paper items, she can get her very own real live tree to plant. But she only has two weeks, so Lola decides to ask her classmates to help. They turn out to be extremely very good recyclers indeed. This adventure is printed on FSC-approved paper and includes recycling tips as well as a tree poster just like Lola's, so kids can keep track of their recycling projects and help to save the planet all on their own.
Call Number: E CHI
Publication Date: 2009-03-05
Stuff! by Pinch is a packrat. He collects lots of stuff. When his friends decide to hold a tag sale, Pinch is horrified. The last thing he wants to do is recycle his things. But then he realizes that he can make money at a tag sale--enough money to buy more stuff! How Pinch changes and finds a way to beautify his town will reinforce the benefits of practicing the three R's--reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Call Number: E KRO
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
Recycle by What is recycling? -- Why recycle? -- Dealing with garbage -- Cleaner world -- Recycling paper -- Recycling glass -- Recycling cans -- Recycling plastic -- Recycling textiles -- Reduce, reuse, recycle! -- Recycling at home -- Recycling at school -- More ideas! -- Glossary -- Index.
Call Number: J 363.72 BAR
Publication Date: 2008
Leave It to PET!, Vol. 2 by Reads R to L (Japanese Style) PET returns! PET was once a simple plastic bottle until nine-year-old Noboru recycled him. Then PET became a super robot! Now recycled robots are popping up in all shapes and sizes. There's Baggs the plastic bag, Nine-year-old Noboru does the responsible thing and recycles a plastic bottle. But little does he know that the bottle is about to come back to life as PET, a robot with a mission: to pay Noboru back for recycling him! The only problem is that PET's sense
Call Number: J GN LEA 2
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
Leave It to PET!, Vol. 3 by R to L (Japanese Style) Nine-year-old Noboru does the responsible thing and recycles a plastic bottle. But little does he know that the bottle is about to come back to life as PET, a robot with a mission: to pay Noboru back for recycling him! The only problem is that PET's sense of "helping" isn't quite in touch with reality. Combining the visual appeal of manga with the episodic comedy of web comics, Leave it to PET!'s adorable characters deliver wacky humor in bite-sized installments! Noboru's in Trouble! Whenever Noboru needs help, it's PET to the rescue! But there's a new robot in town who's determined to protect Noboru herself. Has PET finally met his match? Find out in volume 3 of Leave it to PET! When Noboru recycled a plastic bottle, he never thought he'd get a devoted PET in return!
Call Number: J GN ;EA 3
Publication Date: 2009-10-06
Maya's Blanket by Bilingual English/Spanish. Based on a Yiddish folk song, a young girl's cherished baby blanket becomes old and worn over time and she finds new ways to use it as she grows up. Little Maya has a special blanket that Grandma stitched with her own two hands. As Maya grows, her blanket becomes worn and frayed, so with Grandma's help, Maya makes it into a dress. Over time the dress is made into a skirt, a shawl, a scarf, a hair ribbon, and finally, a bookmark. Each item has special, magical, meaning for Maya; it animates her adventures, protects her, or helps her in some way. But when Maya loses her bookmark, she preserves her memories by creating a book about her adventures and love of these items. When Maya grows up, she shares her book--Maya's Blanket/La manta de Maya--with her own little daughter while snuggled under her own special blanket. Inspired by the traditional Yiddish folk song "Hob Ikh Mir a Mantl" ("I Had a Little Coat"), this delightful bilingual picture book puts a child-focused, Latino spin on the tale of an item that is made into smaller and smaller items. Maya's Blanket/La manta de Maya charmingly brings to life this celebration creativity, recycling, and enduring family love.
Call Number: E BIL BRO
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
Out of the Box by From castles to animal masks, pirate ships, and even dinosaurs! You will be amazed at how much you can do with a simple cardboard box. A DIY projects book for kids that use recycling as a way to build creativity, imagination, and interactive play for kids aged 7-12. It features clear step-by-step instructions and detailed photographic explanations that will inspire imaginative minds. The sky is the limit with Out Of The Box! This book is designed to help kids learn and play. They will learn about the idea of upcycling and reusing materials that otherwise would be thrown away. This book has 25 brilliant projects for them to choose from. Detailed instructions and photographs along with colorful inspiration sheets will delight and inspire for hours of endless fun. Out Of The Box will help kids develop their creativity and imagination through interactive play, and inspire them to find a thousand more projects to build. Think Out Of The Box! A box is just a box, right? Wrong! It could be a pirate ship, a butterfly, or a family of penguins! Out of the box will encourage kids to see a cardboard box as more than junk. Kids can build their imaginations and creative skills by reusing household cardboard. Learn to build and decorate a range of projects to share, wear, and play with. This educational book will show kids how to: - Develop cardboard skills - Build a castle, city and pirate ship - Design penguins, butterflies, and rabbits - Create games like ring toss - Produce wearables like Pharaoh's finery and masks - Decorate funky flowers and lazy lizards - And much, much more! DK is all about inspiring young minds, teaching them new skills and expanding their knowledge, imaginations, and perspectives. Help them to realize their true potentials by adding to your DK collection today. Awards Book category winner of the Creative Play Award 2017
Call Number: J 745.5 WES
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Curious George Discovers Recycling (science Storybook) by Curious George wants to help clean up the planet, and recycling seems like a good place to start--but where does he begin? Follow along with George as he learns about what recycling is, how it works, and what else he can do to reduce his monkey paw print. Readers will learn the difference between recycling and trash, what happens to the things we throw away, and other ways to help keep our planet clean. Based onCurious George,the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show, this story also includes fun facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
Call Number: J 363.72 REY
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
Where Does Food Come From? by Examines where favorite foods come from and how they begin.
Call Number: E ROT
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
From Field to Plate by Most of us eat three full meals a day, but where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges, and fills the supermarket shelves come from? This informative book shows how methods of growing, using, and delivering food--one of the most vital resources to humans--have developed and changed throughout time. Find out about the history of food production and present-day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery, the processes used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, how different foods are prepared, and food safety. Real-world examples encourage discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource.
Call Number: J 641.3 BRI
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
Curious George Farm to Table (CGTV 8x8) by George's friend Marco wants to make his famous tortillas for his abuela's birthday, and George is happy to help! But when George knocks over the bag of masa and the grocery store is all out, George and Marco are worried the birthday surprise will be ruined. Luckily, Uncle Enrique is there to take them on a new adventure to find out where masa comes from, how it's made, and how it gets from the farm to Marco's table. This story, based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show, also includes two activities to help reinforce the concept of where food comes from and how it gets into our stores and onto our plates.
Call Number: E REY
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
Compost! by The reasons for composting are gently woven into a simple narrative that follows a little girl and her family through the seasons in this charming picture book about using our resources wisely.
Publication Date: 1996-03-14
Save the Planet by Save the Planet: Compost it applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving-all critical thinking skills-while learning about ways to care for our planet.
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Compost Stew by Apple coresBananas, bruisedCoffee grounds with filters, usedJust add to the potand let it all rotinto Compost Stew!From eggshells to wiggly worms, this delightful recipe in bouncy verse features items-some familiar and some not so-that are fit for the home compost bin and will nourish Mother Earth. Vibrant collage illustrations use recycled and found materials to further a timely message. And to keep young environmental chefs fully informed about composting do's and don'ts, there's a note in the back about what's not fit for the bin.
Publication Date: 2010-03-23
Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! by Listed in The Beat's most anticipated graphic novels for winter 2020 Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside Alexis Frederick-Frost's graphic novel, you will find illustrated instructions for six gardening projects! Will, Violet, and Basil must be the unluckiest students at the Garden Gnome Academy. They've been stuck with Mr. Butternut, the school's most unpopular (and unusual) teacher. Will and his friends have to learn about soil and compost while their classmates get to study exotic plants and butterflies. Although things get a little messy (and stinky) in his class, Mr. Butternut does know a thing or two about growing delicious veggies. Read along to get all the dirt on growing your favorite vegetables! And you don't need a big backyard to be a great gardener--just a little bit of space and a lot of sunlight. With the easy instructions inside this book you can grow lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and more.Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! will walk you through each step, from seed to harvest. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can make: A compost bin Seed pots Potting mix A growlight shelf A cold frame A container garden
Publication Date: 2020-02-25
Kids in the Garden by Kids in the Garden is a fun and accessible guide for children to use on their own or with adults, and encourages children to learn about gardening, healthy eating and caring for the environment. Instructions are easy to follow, step-by-step with bright photography and fun illustrations. The book is aimed at children aged five and upwards with adult supervision, then for older children up to 11 to complete on their own. This fully illustrated title features more than 50 projects, with full instructions on the materials needed, companion plants, saving resources, harvesting seasons, seeds, the water cycle and indoor gardens. There is also a section on wildlife, showing how to encourage animals into your garden, as well as how to make a mini pond, birdhouses, pest patrol, building a wormery, rescuing bees and ladybirds, and much more. The plants and vegetables featured include potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, herbs, strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and many more. The recipes included are simple to make with the fresh produce and include; one pot jam, minty fizz and easy pizza sauce. Kids in the Garden is written in an enthusiastic, conversational tone and illustrated with interesting, engaging and informative photographs and child-friendly drawings. It uses a key with fun symbols throughout to make the instructions as easy to follow as possible for children. This book is a fun and engaging way to encourage children into healthy eating, sustainability and money-saving without them even realizing. AUTHOR: Elizabeth McCorquodale wrote for Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening. Elizabeth studied Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa. After returning to the UK, she spent three years working in a Garden Centre before becoming a freelance garden advisor and designer. She has also worked at a local school, helping children to learn about plants and growing things in the garden. She continues to feed her passion for plants by creating a number of gardens and working on her allotments and greenhouse, often with her three children in tow! ILLUSTRATIONS 257 colour & b/w illustrations
Publication Date: 2010-03-23
Chef Yasmina and the Potato Panic by Eleven-year-old Yasmina and her single dad lead a modest life in a cramped apartment in a bustling city. But even though money is tight, they eat like kings. Every day, Yasmina uses her cookbooks and fresh vegetables from the community garden to whip up gourmet meals. That is, until the day the garden is bulldozed and replaced by a field of scientifically enhanced potatoes that are, quite literally, addictive! The whole city--and even Yasmina's dad--is going mad for these potatoes. And what's more, they're slobbering, chasing cats, and howling at the moon!What's the secret ingredient in these potatoes that has everyone acting like a bunch of crazy canines? Yasmina needs to find a cure, and fast!
Call Number: J GN CHE
Publication Date: 2021-02-09
Anywhere Farm by " 'You can grow your own farm anywhere' is the empowering message of this inclusive picture book." -- School Library Journal (starred review) You might think a farm means fields, tractors, and a barnyard full of animals. But you can plant a farm anywhere you like! A box or a bucket, a boot or a pan -- almost anything can be turned into a home for green, growing things. Windows, balconies, and front steps all make wonderful spots to start. Who knows what plants you may choose to grow and who will come to see your new garden? Phyllis Root delivers a modern rhyming mantra for anyone hoping to put their green thumbs to good use, while G. Brian Karas's cheerful urban illustrations sprout from every page. After all, anywhere can be a farm -- all it takes is one small seed and someone to plant it.
Call Number: E ROO
Publication Date: 2020-03-23
The Bear's Garden by In this lyrical picture book, one little girl imagines and grows a beautiful garden in an empty lot in a city. With the help of her stuffed bear, she imagines a place to grow, a place to play, and a place to love--and soon her garden becomes just that. The Bear's Garden is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places. It's inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn that local residents beautified themselves and named after a teddy bear found in the weeds.
Call Number: E IMA COL
Publication Date: 2020-03-24
Goodnight, Veggies by ★ "The childlike approach, appealing art, and relatable worm character...connect story and audience." --The Horn Book, STARRED review Every veggie needs their shut-eye in this bedtime book that celebrates community, the joys of a small garden, and the importance of taking care of ourselves. Illustrated by New York Times best-selling artist Zachariah OHora,Goodnight Veggiesis perfect for fans of the Llama Llama series and will keep emerging readers engaged with adorable illustrations, especially while children are at home exploring backyards, plant pots, and balcony garden patches. As the sun begins to set, the tomatoes are tuckered out, the cucumbers are calm, and the beets are simply beat. But what's got them all so exhausted? Celebrate the turning of day to night in this perfect bedtime ritual for plants--and humans--everywhere!
Call Number: E SCI MUR
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
Resources for Adults
Stuffed and Starved by Revised and Expanded Edition "For anyone attempting to make sense of the world food crisis, or understand the links between U.S. farm policy and the ability of the world's poor to feed themselves, Stuffed and Starved is indispensable." --Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network. It took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India's wrecked paddy-fields and Africa's bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope--in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains the steps, from seed to store to plate, to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.
Call Number: 338.19 PAT
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
The Good Food Revolution by A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of locals. Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm-a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen's organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will's personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.
Call Number: 631.5 ALL
Publication Date: 2013-07-02
Formerly Known As Food by Sustainable Literature Commitee's2018 Green Prize Winner*One ofBustle's "17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018" * One ofThe Revelator's "16 New Environmental Books for June" * One of Equinox's "5 Books High Performers Should Read in June"* One of Foodtank's "18 Books Making a Splash This Summer"*One ofCivilEats' "22 Noteworthy Food and Farming Books for Summer Reading--and Beyond" From the voice of a new generation of food activists, a passionate and deeply-researched call for a new food movement. If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you're wrong. Our food--even what we're told is good for us--has changed for the worse in the past 100 years, its nutritional content deteriorating due to industrial farming and its composition altered due to the addition of thousands of chemicals from pesticides to packaging. We simply no longer know what we're eating. InFormerly Known as Food, Kristin Lawless argues that, because of the degradation of our diet, our bodies are literally changing from the inside out. The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiota, and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival. An independent journalist and nutrition expert, Lawless is emerging as the voice of a new generation of food thinkers. After years of "eat this, not that" advice from doctors, journalists, and food faddists, she offers something completely different. Lawless presents a comprehensive explanation of the problem--going beyond nutrition to issues of food choice, class, race, and gender--and provides a sound and simple philosophy of eating, which she calls the "Whole Egg Theory." Destined to set the debate over food politics for the next decade,Formerly Known as Foodspeaks to a new generation looking for a different conversation about the food on our plates. Naomi Klein, author ofNo Is Not Enough andThis Changes Everything:"In this revelatory survey of the dangers of the industrial food system, Lawless offers crucial tools for navigating it safely. The best ones have nothing to do with shopping advice: she asks us to think holistically about food, why it can't be separated from other struggles for justice, and what it means to demand transformative change." Mark Bittman, author ofHow to Cook Everything: "A stirring call to action. Lawless has done a thorough job of describing how so much of what we eat doesn't qualify as 'food'" Laurie David, Academy Award winning producer ofAn Inconvenient Truth andFed Up:"You better read this book before you put another bite of food in your or your kids' mouths!" Mary Esther Malloy, MA,Mindful Birth NY:"Groundbreaking... will get you thinking differently about how you nourish yourself and your family."
Call Number: 363.8 LAW
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
The Omnivore's Dilemma by "Outstanding . . . a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits." --The New Yorker One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year and Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestseller In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore's Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan's revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore's Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
Call Number: 394.12 POL
Publication Date: 2007-08-28
Eating Animals by Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name. Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers" -and a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world.
Call Number: 641.3 FOE
Publication Date: 2009-11-02
The Third Plate by "Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food." --The Washington Post Today's optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times-bestselling book, chef Dan Barber, recently showcased on Netflix's Chef's Table, offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too. Looking to the detrimental cooking of our past, and the misguided dining of our present, Barber points to a future "third plate": a new form of American eating where good farming and good food intersect. Barber's The Third Plate charts a bright path forward for eaters and chefs alike, daring everyone to imagine a future for our national cuisine that is as sustainable as it is delicious.
Call Number: 641.3 BAR
Publication Date: 2014-05-20
The Town That Food Saved by Over the past several years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of three thousand residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America. Even as the recent financial downturn threatens to cripple small businesses and privately owned farms, a stunning number of food-based businesses have grown in the region--Vermont Soy, Jasper Hill Farm, Pete's Greens, Patchwork Farm & Bakery, Applecheek Farm, Claire's Restaurant and Bar, and Bonnieview Farm, to name only a few. The mostly young entrepreneurs have created a network of community support, meeting regularly to share advice, equipment, and business plans and to loan each other capital. Hardwick is fast becoming a model for other communities hoping to replicate its success. Hewitt, a journalist and Vermonter, delves deeply into the repercussions of this groundbreaking approach to growing food, both its astounding successes and potential limitations. The captivating story of a small town coming back to life, The Town That Food Saved is narrative nonfiction at its best, full of colorful characters and grounded in an idea that will revolutionize the way we eat.
Call Number: 338.197 HEW
Publication Date: 2010-12-15
Local by Combining stunning visuals with insights and a lexicon of more than 200 agricultural terms explained by today's thought leaders, Local showcases and explores one of the most popular environmental trends: rebuilding local food movements. When Douglas Gayeton took his young daughter to see the salmon run--a favorite pastime growing up in Northern California--he was devastated to find that a combination of urban sprawl, land mismanagement, and pollution had decimated the fish population. The discovery set Gayeton on a journey in search of sustainable solutions. He traveled the country, photographing and learning the new language of sustainability from today's foremost practitioners in food and farming, including Alice Waters, Wes Jackson, Carl Safina, Temple Grandin, Paul Stamets, Patrick Holden, Barton Seaver, Vandana Shiva, Dr. Elaine Ingham, and Joel Salatin, as well as everyday farmers, fishermen, and dairy producers. Local: The New Face of Food and Farming blends their insights with stunning collage-like information artworks and Gayeton's Lexicon of Sustainability, which defines and de-mystifies hundreds of terms like "food miles," "locavore," "organic," "grassfed" and "antibiotic free." In doing so, Gayeton helps people understand what they mean for their lives. He also includes "eco tips" and other information on how the sustainable movement affects us all every day. Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America educates, engages, and inspires people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system in America.
Call Number: 338.1 GAY
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
The Wild Table by The celebration of organic and artisanal food today has given rise to a renewed passion for the ancient craft of foraging and the tastes of its treasures. Markets are filled with these sought-after wild delicacies as they have become stars of haute cuisine and elegant home cooking. On the forefront of this movement is Connie Green, known as the head huntress in Napa Valley, who has spend the last three decades championing wild food and inspiring the finest chefs across the country to add these unique and delicious flavors to their menus. In The Wild Table, Green takes us into the woods and mountains and onto the roadside and brings to life the romantic, mysterious world of foraging in nature. This cookbook is devoted to preparing, honouring, and enjoying wild food. Guiding us through the seasons, it features more than forty wild mushrooms, plants and berries-from well-known ingredients such as morels, chanterelles, fennel, ramps, winter greens, and huckleberries to less familiar delights such as sea beans, puffballs, and candy cap mushrooms. The irresistible recipes by chef Sarah Scott, with dishes such as Cepe (Porcini) Flan, Ramp and Shrimp Grits, Bacon-Wrapped Duck-Stuffed Morels, Grilled Quail with Pancetta and Polenta, and Persimmon Praline Trifle, highlight the distinct taste of each ingredient. With step-by-step cooking techniques for the home chef and clear guidance on gathering, cleaning, storing, and cooking, The Wild Table demystifies wild food and makes it accessible to everyone. Woven throughout are essays from Green that capture the unique essence of each foraged delicacy as well as richly told stories that transport us to the magical experience of hunting in nature. The Wild Tablebrings us the bounty of each season-from the excitement of the first taste of ramps in springs to the sight of endless, golden chanterelle patches in Indian summer to the revelation of darkly disguised, elegant black trumpets in winter. It inspires us to get the earth on our hands and fall in love with the abundant flavors of the untamed world surrounding us.
Call Number: 641.6 GRE
Publication Date: 2010-10-14
America--Farm to Table by Bestselling author and world-renowned chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer-from Maine to Los Angeles-in stories, photos, and recipes. America -- Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville, Tennessee, to San Francisco, to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products. In Seattle, Chef Matt Dillon introduces readers to Farmer Pierre Monnat, who produces fava beans and lamb. Batali then features those ingredients in such mouth-watering recipes as: Lamb Shank Sloppy Joes and Fava Bean Guacamole. In Washington, DC, Chef Jose Andres from Jaleo introduces us to Farmer Jim Crawford, who grows corn, broccoli, and strawberries Batali's accompanying dishes include: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup and Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa. Other stops along the way include: Tampa; Austin; Nashville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; New York, San Francisco; Portland, Maine; Chicago; Cleveland; Suttons Bay, Michigan; and Vail, Colorado. With over 100 superb recipes, this is the book that every home cook will want upon returning from the farmer's market or grocers.
Call Number: 641.5973 BAT
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
Vegetable Literacy by In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs within the same botanical families, and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light. For over three decades, Deborah Madison has been at the vanguard of the vegetarian cooking movement, authoring classic books on the subject and emboldening millions of readers to cook simple, elegant, plant-based food. This groundbreaking new cookbook is Madison's crowning achievement: a celebration of the diversity of the plant kingdom, and an exploration of the fascinating relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, herbs, and familiar wild plants within the same botanical families. Destined to become the new standard reference for cooking vegetables, Vegetable Literacy shows cooks that, because of their shared characteristics, vegetables within the same family can be used interchangeably in cooking. It presents an entirely new way of looking at vegetables, drawing on Madison's deep knowledge of cooking, gardening, and botany. For example, knowing that dill, chervil, cumin, parsley, coriander, anise, lovage, and caraway come from the umbellifer family makes it clear why they're such good matches for carrots, also a member of that family. With more than 300 classic and exquisitely simple recipes, Madison brings this wealth of information together in dishes that highlight a world of complementary flavors. Griddled Artichokes with Tarragon Mayonnaise, Tomato Soup and Cilantro with Black Quinoa, Tuscan Kale Salad with Slivered Brussels Sprouts and Sesame Dressing, Kohlrabi Slaw with Frizzy Mustard Greens, and Fresh Peas with Sage on Baked Ricotta showcase combinations that are simultaneously familiar and revelatory. Inspiring improvisation in the kitchen and curiosity in the garden, Vegetable Literacy--an unparalleled look at culinary vegetables and plants--will forever change the way we eat and cook.
Call Number: 641.6 MAD
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
Animal, Vegetable, Junk by "Epic and engrossing." --The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity's appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all--and how a better future is within reach. The story of humankind is usually told as one of technological innovation and economic influence--of arrowheads and atomic bombs, settlers and stock markets. But behind it all, there is an even more fundamental driver: Food. In Animal, Vegetable, Junk, trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide--and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sickens its people. Even still, Bittman refuses to concede that the battle is lost, pointing to activists, workers, and governments around the world who are choosing well-being over corporate greed and gluttony, and fighting to free society from Big Food's grip. Sweeping, impassioned, and ultimately full of hope, Animal, Vegetable, Junk reveals not only how food has shaped our past, but also how we can transform it to reclaim our future.
Call Number: 394.12 BIT
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
Feed Your Pet Right by Human nutrition expert and author of the critically acclaimed What to Eat, Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., has joined forces with Malden C. Nesheim, Ph.D., a Cornell animal nutrition expert, to write Feed Your Pet Right, the first complete, research-based guide to selecting the best, most healthful foods for your cat or dog. Human nutrition expert and author of the critically acclaimed What to Eat, Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., has joined forces with Malden C. Nesheim, Ph.D., a Cornell animal nutrition expert, to write Feed Your Pet Right, the first complete, research-based guide to selecting the best, most healthful foods for your cat or dog. A comprehensive and objective look at the science behind pet food, it tells a fascinating story while evaluating the range of products available and examining the booming pet food industry and its marketing practices. Drs. Nestle and Nesheim also present the results of their unique research into this sometimes secretive industry. Through conversations with pet food manufacturers and firsthand observations, they reveal how some companies have refused to answer questions or permit visits. The authors also analyze food products, basic ingredients, sources of ingredients, and the optimal ways to feed companion animals. In this engaging narrative, they explain how ethical considerations affect pet food research and product development, how pet foods are regulated, and how companies influence veterinary training and advice. They conclude with specific recommendations for pet owners, the pet food industry, and regulators. A road map to the most nutritious diets for cats and dogs, Feed Your Pet Right is sure to be a reference classic to which all pet owners will turn for years to come.
Call Number: 636.708 NESTLE
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Cooking Scrappy by From the food-stoked star of the A&E series Scraps and the National Chef of Sur La Table, a ground-breaking cookbook that reshapes the way you look at ingredients and makes the most out of every resource in the kitchen, featuring 150 color photographs and 100 ingenious recipes that expand your mind, the way you cook, and how you live. Have you ever felt guilty throwing out food? Of course, you have, but that's all about to change. The stuff you always thought of as trash just became the main course. Look into the fridge. At first glance it might not look like there's much to eat, just a mishmash of ingredients that don't go together. But carrot tops can be pesto and brown bananas are the start of an incredible cake. Suddenly you have uncovered an undiscovered treasure chest for making the most out of "nothing." Joel Gamoran dives into the kitchen, changing expectations, not just about how to use all ingredients to their max, but how to make the most of every resource in your kitchen. Flip over that cast-iron skillet for a stellar pizza stone. Don't throw away those apple cores, shrimp shells, or leftover pickle juice. Transform them into gorgeous meals, such as Apple Core Butter Roasted Duck, Shrimp Shell Chowder, or Pickle Juice Brined Pork Chops. Think outside of the recipe box--learn to be creative when it comes to making food. Resourcefulness is an essential part of cooking; Gamoran's experiences in culinary schools and as a professional chef have taught him that everything in the kitchen can, and should, be used. His relaxed laid-back tone tackles a serious subject. It embraces a lifestyle that eliminates waste, helps the environment, and enables home cooks to stretch their food budgets. Cooking Scrappy saves you money, helps to save the planet, and ups your cooking game. Joel stands for the bruised, the forgotten, and the back of the fridge. Will you stand with him?!
Call Number: 641.552 GAM
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
My Zero-Waste Kitchen by Learn how to reduce food waste with quick tips and simple solutions in My Zero-waste Kitchen. Live sustainably and embrace the three R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle. In My Zero-waste Kitchen, find creative and unexpected ways to eliminate trash, save money, and give leftovers a new life. Plus, learn how to grow your own vegetables and herbs from scraps, and how to nourish your plants with compost. With 15 nutritious and versatile recipes in which nothing goes to waste, this guide shares the secrets to smart shopping, meal planning, and the nutritional value of often-discarded food products. Turn beetroot peelings into delicious falafel, pesto, or a melt-in-your-mouth cake. Revive produce nearing the end of its shelf life with "flexi" recipes--for risotto, stir-fry, smoothies, and more. The tips and tricks in My Zero-waste Kitchen show how easy it is to live more sustainably without making a complete lifestyle change.
Call Number: 640.286 MY
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
Outsmart Waste by Ever - expanding landfills, ocean gyres filled with floating plastic mush, endangered wildlife. Our garbage has become a massive and exponentially growing problem in modern society. Eco - entrepreneur Tom Szaky explores why this crisis exists and explains how can we solve it by eliminating the very idea of garbage. To outsmart waste, he says, we first have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. By mimicking nature and focusing on the value inherent in our by - products, we can transform the waste we can't avoid creating from useless trash to a useful resource. Szaky demonstrates that there is value in every kind of garbage, from used chewing gum to juice pouches to cigarette butts. After reading this mind - expanding book, you will never think about garbage the same way again.
Call Number: 363.72 SZA
Publication Date: 2015-12-17
Wise about Waste by An environment is the space that we live in, that shapes us. It's not a green space "out there" lived in by rare animals and occasionally visited by the rich in search of recreation. It is what surrounds us and gives us life.' How do we live more gently on our planet? Can we put a stop to the environmental disasters that loom larger every day? These burning questions are on everyone's mind. Wise About Waste addresses these urgent issues by providing a practical guide to reducing the waste we generate. Well-known author, academic, and activist Helen Moffett looks at how we can all create less waste, and use resources more wisely. She tackles plastic waste, energy waste, food waste, manufacturing waste and much more - from homes to businesses, from immediate actions to long-term plans, there's a strategy for everyone. With over 150 practical tips and ideas, from the tiny and the quirky to the big and the dramatic, Wise About Waste can help us work towards waste-wise lifestyles. While there are tough questions and even tougher answers, these go hand-in-hand with reasons for hope and a good dash of humor.
Call Number: 363.728 MOF
Publication Date: 2020-02-01
Garbology by A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage. Take a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash. It's the biggest thing we make: The average American is on track to produce a whopping 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime, $50 billion in squandered riches rolled to the curb each year, more than that produced by any other people in the world. But that trash doesn't just magically disappear; our bins are merely the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes investigates the trail of that 102 tons of trash--what's in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity. Along the way , he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you've ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles' immense Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists in residence at San Francisco's dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can, but a single mason jar. Garbology digs through our epic piles of trash to reveal not just what we throw away, but who we are and where our society is headed. Are we destined to remain the country whose number-one export is scrap--America as China's trash compactor--or will the country that invented the disposable economy pioneer a new and less wasteful path? The real secret at the heart of Garbology may well be the potential for a happy ending buried in our landfill. Waste, Humes writes, is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change--and prosper in the process.
Call Number: 628.4 HUM
Publication Date: 2012-04-19
Don't Throw It Out by Be Planet Friendly! What should you recycle, renew, and reuse? Practically everything! Is there a gadget graveyard in your house? Want to get the most mileage out of your electrical appliances? Tired of having to choose between paying high prices for repairs or good money for a cheap replacement? Well, no more! These savvy secrets help you make the most of your purchases-and your money-by making things last longer and work better. You'll discover: -More than a thousand ways to maximize the value of everything you own, from furniture and fishing reels, to cell phones and ceiling fans, to iPods and earrings, and much more -Practical, money-saving ideas for making things last longer-from giving batteries staying power to keeping a washing machine in top condition -Fix-it-fast tips for making simple, inexpensive repairs when belongings go on the fritz -Learn how to say good-bye to possessions when it's time, whether by recycling, donating, selling, or tossing Don't Throw It Out by Lori Baird and the Editors of Yankee Magazine is packed with ideas to help you extend the life of your treasured possessions and keep your still-usable household items out of the landfill when you've decided you no longer need them.
Call Number: 648.5 BAI
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Semiprecious Salvage by Unearth treasures of the past to create stunning found-object jewelry. Embark on a journey back in time to uncover tattered silk, faceted stones and other forgotten items, and learn how to give them new life as a pendant, ring or brooch. Found objects can be beautiful both for the unique, unexpected look they add to your work and for the stories we imagine them to tell. In the pages of Semiprecious Salvage, you will discover the excitement of reclaiming remnants of the past and reinterpreting their beauty in wearable works of mixed-media art. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the basics of wirework and creating basic jewelry findings, then encourage you to don your boots and get digging as you mix and match elements to create one-of-a-kind treasures. You'll learn to: Age modern "flashy" objects to create the distressed look of pieces with a past Combine jewelry elements with new and vintage fabrics for a soft, romantic touch Master the use of a soldering iron and a propane torch in crafting metal jewelry Incorporate plaster and resin into your work for added depth and intrigue Reinvent your artwork with your own Semiprecious Salvage and start sharing the stories of your own found objects today.
Call Number: 745.594 LEE
Publication Date: 2008-02-27
Urban Homesteading by The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. The book embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needs close to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from the ground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), and sustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will find concise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, from making solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens in small spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment. Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty of step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with a passion for the simple life.nbsp;
Call Number: 640 KAP
Publication Date: 2011-04-27
A Bone to Pick by Since his New York Times op-ed column debuted in 2011, Mark Bittman has emerged as one of our most impassioned and opinionated observers of the food landscape. The Times' only dedicated opinion columnist covering the food beat, Bittman routinely makes readers think twice about how the food we eat is produced, distributed, and cooked, and shines a bright light on the profound impact that diet--both good and bad--can have on our health and that of the planet. In A Bone to Pick, Mark's most memorable and thought-provoking columns are compiled into a single volume for the first time. As abundant and safe as the American food supply appears to be, the state of our health reveals the presence of staggering deficiencies in both the system that produces food and the forces that regulate it. Bittman leaves no issue unexamined; agricultural practices, government legislation, fad diets, and corporate greed all come under scrutiny and show that the issues governing what ends up in our market basket and on our tables are both complex and often deliberately confusing. Unabashedly opinionated and invariably thought provoking, Bittman's columns have helped readers decipher arcane policy, unpack scientific studies, and deflate affronts to common sense when it comes to determining what "eating well" truly means. As urgent as the situation is, Mark contends that we can be optimistic about the future of our food and its impact on our health, as slow-food movements, better school-lunch programs, and even "healthy fast food" become part of the norm. At once inspiring, enraging, and enlightening, A Bone to Pick is an essential resource for every reader eager to understand not only the complexities inherent in the American food system, but also the many opportunities that exist to improve it.
Call Number: 338.109 BIT
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Waste by With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem--or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food--enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth of the West's greenhouse gas emissions are released growing food that will never be eaten. While affluent nations throw away food through neglect, in the developing world crops rot because farmers lack the means to process, store and transport them to market.But there could be surprisingly painless remedies for what has become one of the world's most pressing environmental and social problems. Waste traces the problem around the globe from the top to the bottom of the food production chain. Stuart's journey takes him from the streets of New York to China, Pakistan and Japan and back to his home in England. Introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers and food industry CEOs, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy, but also inspiring innovations and ways of making the most of what we have. The journey is a personal one, as Stuart is a dedicated freegan, who has chosen to live off of discarded or self-produced food in order to highlight the global food waste scandal.Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis--and what we can do to fix it.
Call Number: 363.8 STU
Publication Date: 2009-10-12
How to Give Up Plastic by How to Give Up Plastic is a straightforward guide to eliminating plastic from your life. Going room by room through your home and workplace, Greenpeace activist Will McCallum teaches you how to spot disposable plastic items and find plastic-free, sustainable alternatives to each one. From carrying a reusable straw, to catching microfibers when you wash your clothes, to throwing plastic-free parties, you’ll learn new and intuitive ways to reduce plastic waste. And by arming you with a wealth of facts about global plastic consumption and anecdotes from activists fighting plastic around the world, you’ll also learn how to advocate to businesses and leaders in your community and across the country to commit to eliminating disposable plastics for good.
It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to fully biodegrade, and there are around 12.7 million tons of plastic entering the ocean each year. At our current pace, in the year 2050 there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish, by weight. These are alarming figures, but plastic pollution is an environmental crisis with a solution we can all contribute to.
Publication Date: 16 Jul 2020
Backyard Farming: Composting by 'Backyard Farming: Composting' is the perfect guide for beginners looking to improve the overall quality of their soil and growing conditions. Covering every topic from what should and should not be composted, benefits and uses for compost, preparing your compost for use, and troubleshooting tips for any problems your compost pile may encounter, 'Backyard Farming: Composting' includes all that you need to know to establish a reliable source of compost for nourishing your backyard.
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
The Conscious Closet by With her landmark investigation Overdressed, Elizabeth Cline was the first to reveal fast fashion's hidden toll on garment workers, the environment, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes. The Conscious Closet shows exactly what we can do about it. Based on her personal experiences getting off the fast-fashion treadmill and figuring out a common-sense, affordable approach to style, Elizabeth shares how to pare down your closet; swap, resell, or recycle what you don't love; care for and repair what you do; and how to affordably buy, thrift, or rent the ethical wardrobe of your dreams.
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Fatal Harvest by Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It includes more than 250 profound and startling photographs and gathers together more than 40 essays by leading ecological thinkers including Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, David Ehrenfeld, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, and Gary Nabhan. Its scope and photo-driven approach provide a unique and invaluable antidote to the efforts by agribusiness to obscure and disconnect us from the truth about industrialized foods. The book's many photographs and essays offer graphic testimony to the tragic consequences of how our food is produced. Readers will come to see that industrial food production is indeed a fatal harvest - fatal to consumers, as pesticide residues and new disease vectors such as E. coli and mad cow disease find their way into our food supply; fatal to our landscapes, as chemical runoff from factory farms polson our rivers and groundwater; fatal to genetic diversity, as farmers rely increasingly on high-yield monocultures and genetically engineered crops; and fat
Call Number: 630.277 FAT
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Natural Beekeeping by Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse. It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.
Call Number: 638.1 CON
Publication Date: 2013-03-08
Tomorrow's Table by "Tomorrow's Table" argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture - genetic engineering and organic farming - is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, anorganic farmer, take the reader inside their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. Readers see the problems that farmers face, trying to provide larger yields without resorting to expensive orenvironmentally hazardous chemicals - a problem that will loom larger and larger as the century progresses - and they learn how organic farmers and geneticists address these problems. The book is for consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices and policy that willsupport ecologically responsible farming practices, and for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.The first edition was published in hardcover in 2008 and in paperback in 2009. This second edition reflects the many and varied changes the fields of farming and genetic engineering have seen since 2009. It includes a new preface and three new chapters - one on politics and food-related protestssuch as the Marin county anti-vaccine movement and the subsequent outbreak of whooping cough, one on farming and food security, and one containing various recipes. Existing chapters on the tools of genetic engineering, organic vs. conventional foods, the tools of organic agriculture, and foodlabeling and legislature have all been updated.
Call Number: 664 RON
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
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