Guest Commentary: Book of the Year falls plenty short.

admin | August 4, 2010

by HSU Wildlife Professor Matt Johnson, July 2010 Cheap empty calories, subsidies that distort reality, and a blatant disregard for environmental facts – these are some of the reasons for the failure of our current food system. Ironically, this year’s “Book of the Year” fails for analogous reasons. The book, Plenty, by Alisa Smith and [...]

Related and Interesting!

admin | June 24, 2010

At the same time the authors of Plenty were living their year based on locavore ideals, author Barbara Kingsolver and her family undertook a similar year-long adventure. With her husband and two children, she relocated to a small farm in the southern Appalachians, in Virginia but close to the Kentucky state line. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: [...]

A Little History

admin | May 11, 2010

The past choices for HSU Book of the Year: 2009-10 – Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson 2008-09 – Parable of the Sower by Olivia Butler 2007-08 – Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 2006-07 – A Lesson before Dying by Ernest Gaines 2005-06 -  Grand Avenue by Greg Sarris & Tortilla Curtain by T.C. [...]

Plenty is 2010-11 Choice

admin | May 10, 2010

This year the Book of the Year committees at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University have chosen Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by James Mackinnon & Alisa Smith as the title for 2010-11. The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, [...]