Groundbreaking Reads

Groundbreaking Reads

Many think that summer reading clubs are just for kids, but SLCL offers programs for all age groups, including adults. This year's Adult Reading Club asks participants to read six books over a 12-week period. Signing up is easy and can be done online.  

"Groundbreaking Reads" is the theme of the 2013 Adult Reading Club. Below are some of our favorite gardening and healthy eating selections to help you get started. 
 
"The Cook's Herb Garden" by Jeff Cox & Marie-Pierre Moine.
With a catalog of 150 different culinary herbs and their varieties, more than 30 recipes, step-by-step photographs on how to plant, nurture, harvest, and store herbs, and flavor charts that list the best herbs to partner with popular ingredients, "The Cook's Herb Garden" is an ideal reference.
 
A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author's garden, "Grow the Good Life" shows you how to fit a garden into your life-and why it's worth the trouble.
 
Acclaimed novelist Barbara Kingsolver and her family vowed that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes to an old truth: You are what you eat.
 
The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now may determine our survival as a species. A contemporary classic packed with profound surprises, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" has changed the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

 

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