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Posted: December 24 2010

Growing roots. A new book by chelsea greene publishing.

Its a collection of profiles of young activists, farmers and food advocates with photographs, recipes and interviews from around the country. There were some familiar faces, and some new ones to be found in this book. Written by an empty nester, I could see it being quite useful for moms+ teenagers to read together to discuss different career options within the food movement-- so many different ways to tackle these issues, and great stories from those living the action.
I would rather recommend: "Farm Together Now" by Amy Francheshini, Chronicle Books. Not only because she is my friend and leader of the Future Farmers tribe, but also because it similarly profiles radical farm projects and peoples around the country. But the interviews are far more precise.
red hook, new york