What better way to celebrate the warmer weather just around the corner (we swear it's there!) and Earth Day on our doorstep (April 22nd) than with some great books that celebrate gardens, gardeners, farm-to-fork cooking and generally being "green"!
Each one of these books takes to heart philosophies of the green movement – reducing your carbon footprint and the carbon footprint of your food by enjoying locally grown or homegrown fruits and veggies, using environmentally friendly products in your house and even finding a green career!
Here's a summary of a few of our favourite titles, plus a link to a more comprehensive list of books available in accessible formats from the CNIB Library:
Earth to table: seasonal recipes from an organic farm
Earth to table has pure deliciousness crammed between its covers – Jeff Crump, executive chef at the Ancaster Old Mill in southern Ontario, pays true homage to the wonderful products produced by farmer Chris Krucker of ManoRun Farm & highlights their ongoing commitment to buy and cook produce locally.
Green careers for dummies
The transition from business-as-usual to a new sustainable economy is opening up a wide range of opportunities as new clean technologies, policies, and standards are adopted. Making sense of this new economy can be tricky, but if you're committed to finding a career that will have a positive impact on the planet, this guide gives you everything you need to land the job of your dreams!
How did that get in my lunchbox?, the story of food
The best part of a young child's day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods.
Link to more books on going green