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This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow
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Mar 12, 09

bookshelves: memoir
Read in March, 2009

I picked up this book because I am interested in organic gardening to support my family with home-grown food and because I'm taking a creative non-fiction writing class that encompasses the memoir.
This book was really interesting, though Joan does get a little preachy about the environment now and then. This book is not only enjoyable (especially if you like to read about someone else's garden) but it helps you think about issues on eating locally, the vital role of local farmers, and the importance of growing and eating your own food. While the author is highly biased, she has a long life of experience with growing food and thinking through those previously mentioned issues. Not only that, but she inserts her own recipes here and there that all look mouth-watering! A fascinating read and I plan on buying this book.
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