The Dirty Life

Author: 
Kristin Kimball
New York...City & State! -- Today, Working Toward the Future: Kristin Kimball was creating a dynamic life in the Big City... one of the biggest, in fact: New York City.  Then she went to interview a farmer working on a dream he's had for quite some time... and her life changed.  The farmer was building a business, a farm based upon 'CSA'.  CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture", and it fits into the 'locavore' concept.  Basically, local folks contract with a local farmer for a period, and then pick up food for the duration of their subscription.  Most CSA farms are vegetable operations, but this young farmer hoped to set up a CSA that would supply all the food their subscribers might need- vegies, meat, milk, eggs, maple syrup...  An ambitious undertaking.
 
And Kristin Kimball was entranced not just by the ideas, but by the young farmer himself.  And vice versa.
 
This is a book about relationships: Kristin and the farmer; their relationship with their animals and the land; the relationship we all have with our food and it's points of origin; and the relationships we all share with our planet's environment.  Even the ongoing relationship every one of us has with our 'work'.
 
I enjoyed this book tremendously.  Enough so that I won't hint how it turns out.  You can find out by coming to one of the two presentations the Library is hosting... with a discussion!
 
The talks will be at the Library on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm,  and on Saturday, August 27, from 10 am till Noon.  Both get-togethers will be in the Lindsey Room.  You can register online or by phone- just give us a call.
 
 
NOTE!  You do *NOT* need to have read the book- just come on down and join the discussion!  I'm going to... and I hope to see you all there!

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