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The Point, May 2010, Locavores & Gardening

Jill’s Picks


Edible :--A Celebration Of Local Food by Tracey Ryder & Carole Topalian

Sissinghurst : an unfinished history by Adam Nicolson

In Defense of Food: an eater’s manifesto by Michael Pollan

Food Rules: an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan

Homesteading : a backyard guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Starter vegetable gardens : 24 no-fail plans for small organic gardens by Barbara Pleasant

Early sprouts : cultivating healthy food choices in young children by Karrie Kalich, Dottie Bauer, and Deirdre McPartlin

In the green kitchen : techniques to learn by heart by Alice Waters

My Empire Of Dirt :--How One Man Turned His Big City Backyard Into A Farm by Manny Howard

Plenty : one man, one woman, and a raucous year of eating locally by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

A couple of titles I didn’t have time to mention! ...

The Locavore’s Handbook : the busy person’s guide to eating local on a budget by Leda Meredith

How to Pick a Peach : the search for flavor from farm to table by Russ Parsons

Fields of Plenty : a farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it : text and photographs by Michael Ableman

Encyclopedia Of Organic, Sustainable, And Local Food edited by Leslie A. Durham


Melanie’s Picks


Homegrown: a growing guide for creating a cook’s garden in raised beds, containers and small spaces by Marta Teegen

The Small Budget Gardener: all the dirt on saving money in your garden by Maureen Gilmer

Grocery Gardening: planting, preparing and preserving fresh food by Jean Ann Van Krevelen

The Green Home: creating your backyard farm by Nicki Trench

The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book by Barbara W. Ellis

All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

Crops in Pots: how to plan, plant, and grow vegetables, fruits and herbs in easy-care containers by Bob Purnell

My Little Box of Gardening

Good Growing: A Kid’s Guide to Green Gardening by the editors of Klutz

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert



Picks of people who called into the show

Foods to fight cancer : essential foods to help prevent cancer by Richard Béliveau and Denis Gingras

Anticancer : a new way of life by David Servan-Schreiber

The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm by Terra Brockman

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