Next Year – Final Selection

Posted By admin on April 19, 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, sustainability and globalization in a year-long adventure spent in attempting to eat a fully local diet.  In the process they reconnect with the people and places that produce food in their region, and enable the reader to grasp the extent to which food
production and eating habits of North Americans have changed over the
last century.

The choice highlights campus interest in sustainability and local
farming, dovetails with current community interest in highlighting
local specialty food production, and offers accessible and appealing
reading for incoming freshmen.  The committees are working on bringing
the authors to the area in the fall for presentations.

Plenty by J.B. Mackinnon: Book Cover

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