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There's something happening for everyone at Kershaw County Library!
Saturday, Sept. 20 @ 9 AM: Join local woodworker Anthony Hawkesworth for a workshop on building bat houses. Please register by calling 425-1508.
Saturday, Sept. 20 @ 3 PM:
Take a nature walk with forager Matt Kip. He will introduce some of the overlooked nutritious and often delicious species found in our woods, fields
and lawn. Bring your adventurous spirit and your taste buds. This walk will take place at Goodale State Park. Please register by calling 425-1508.
Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets by Deborah Madison.
Emphasizing seasonal, regional ingredients found in farmers' markets and roadside farm stands, it awakens the reader to the real joy of making a direct connection with the food we eat and the people who grow it.Reveals the the astonishing range of produce and others foods available as well as the sheer pleasure of shopping for them.
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.
Food is essential to life...and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, are the best sources of all the vitamins and minerals we require for a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Here's everything you need to know about whole life nutrition in an easy-to-follow guide. Shows you how to make healthy, tasty meals through proper analysis, selection and purchase of natural food products.
The Organic Farming Manual by Ann Larkin Hansen.
Prepare yourself with the know-how you need to confidently enter the fast-growing business of organic farming. This book is your one-volume guide to growing, certifying, and marketing organic produce, grains, meat, and dairy. Explains how to shop for equipment, grow crops, raise animals, protect your water supply, preserve biodiversity, and sell your organically grown products. Personal experiences illustrate the amazing range of organic farming options and provide real-world advice.
Plenty by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon.
Relates the story of these two city dwellers as they attempted to live off the land--eating locally grown foods--rather than groceries brought in from places far from their home. They research the items that are stocked on local supermarket shelves. What began as a struggle slowly transformed into one of the deepest pleasures of their lives; for the first time they felt connected to the people and the places that sustain them.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.
The family’s year long experience leads them through a season of planting, pulling weeds, expanding their kitchen skills, harvesting their own animals, joining the effort to save heritage crops from extinction, and learning the time-honored rural art of unloading excess zucchini. Since its release in May 2007, Animal Vegetable, Miracle has helped launch a modern transition in America’s attitudes toward food. In this lively account of a family’s locavore year on their farm in Southern Appalachia, the authors unearth the secret lives of vegetables and the unexpected satisfactions of knowing their food producers — and sometimes their dinner — on a first-name basis.