It's been a busy few weeks with plenty of giveaways and a
St. Patrick's Day Seed Sale.
Just announced: Greet the Spring giveaway
And now the Book Reveal! We are reading
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. Without giving you my full review...I'm hooked so far!!!
(If you click the link you can purchase from amazon)
Here's a quick excerpt:
"Americans put almost as much fossil fuel into our
refrigerators as our cars. We’re consuming about 400 gallons of oil a
year per citizen – about 17% of our nation’s energy use – for
agriculture, a close second to our vehicular use. Tractors, combines,
harvesters, irrigation, sprayers, tillers, balers, and other equipment
all use petroleum. Even bigger gas guzzlers on the farm are not the
machines, but so-called inputs. Synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and
herbicides use oil and natural gas as their starting materials, and in
their manufacturing. More than a quarter of all farming energy goes
into synthetic fertilizers." -Stephen L. Hopp
From the website:
A Family Collaboration"The family’s year long experience leads them through a season of planting, pulling weeds, expanding their kitchen skills, harvesting their own animals, joining the effort to save heritage crops from extinction, and learning the time-honored rural art of unloading excess zucchini. Barbara Kingsolver’s engaging narrative is enriched by husband Steven Hopp’s in-depth reports on the science and industry of food, and daughter Camille’s youthful perspective on cooking and food culture. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet."
Nancy Wolf from Prudent Living has graciously agreed to review the book first and then I'll have a go! If you are "on the fence" about the review please send me an email. I have a few non-bloggers who are interested in sharing their opinions on the book and you'll read them here at Back to the Basics!
Anyone who would like to read the book but not sure if they want to review can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's how it works:
Read the book. Let me know when your review goes live on your own blog. I'll share a snippet from your review and include links to each blogger who is participating. Reviews start in 4 weeks!
Stop by tomorrow for another fantastic guest post!
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