I read this New York Times review of the new Barbara Kingsolver book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and knew it would be interesting. From the review's first paragraph:
"A few years ago, the novelist Barbara Kingsolver packed her husband and two daughters into a car and left their home in Tucson for good, resettling on a farm in southern Appalachia. Their intention was to spend a year of their new rural life eating only what they could grow themselves or buy from local suppliers. The plan was no whim. Kingsolver and her husband, Steven L. Hopp, a biologist who teaches environmental studies, had been raising fruit and vegetables at Hopp’s farm every summer since they met."
Great author, really interesting topic — and it's the sort of thing that's really on my radar since I've gotten to know Richard Ha and Hamakua Springs. It reminds me of our recent interview with Andrea Dean, who did something similar here on the Big Island. I got the book and just started reading. Will report back on how it is! — posted by Leslie Lang.