Saturday, February 16, 2008

Huh, What's a Locavore?

Ideas from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Jo Hunter Adams

For one year, the Kingsolver family lived on food produced by them or by those in the immediate vicinity. The term evolving for this kind of life is locavore. They did this for health and wellness, and to learn how they were connected with land that produced their food. They also did this to drastically reduce their impact, by only eating food that was grown/produced in such a way that it did not use resources in a non-sustainable way (that is, overuse the soil, etc).

Over the next few days, I'm going to be looking at ways that I learned from this book. How does it apply to life in Boston? How would it apply to life outside of the U.S. context, particularly in South Africa?


Coming Soon

I was really encouraged that the Kingsolver used a breadmaker during their experiment in local eating. Because, well, so do we. I'm going to be sharing some of my experiences in bread making.

I recently re-watched Sometimes in April with Eug, and I wanted to think a bit about it with you. Sometimes the things I am thinking about on this blog may not seem relevant to much larger problems, but I think they're connected. I'll be venturing to make the connection this week.

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