Book Reviews – May 2014

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publish Date: 2013

Braiding Sweetgrass, the latest offering by author Robin Wall Kimmerer, is a gem. Mother, scientist, decorated professor, botanist, and recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing – a short list of accolades, Kimmerer comes well qualified to turn out this impressive work. While passionate about her subject, the author’s… Read more »


GROWING URBAN ORCHARDS

GROWING URBAN ORCHARDS

Author: Susan Poizner
Publisher: Orchard People
Publish Date: April 2014

Urban fruit trees sometimes seem like more of a liability than an asset. They can be messy. They encounter pest and disease problems. And often they produce poor tasting fruit. But an urban orchardist here in Toronto is trying to change all that with her book “Growing Urban Orchards: The Ups, Downs and How-tos of Fruit Tree Care in the City… Read more »


VEGANISSIMO A to Z

VEGANISSIMO A to Z

Author: Reuben Proctor and Lars Thomsen
Publisher: Experiment Publishing
Publish Date: 2013

A Comprehensive Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Ingredients of Animal Origin in Everyday Products

If you’re the type of person who is ethically motivated in your food and lifestyle choices, or has ever struggled to decipher ingredient labels or suspected sneaky additives in particular products, then Veganissimo A to Z will prove an interesting…Read more »

 

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