"...The work of winter starts fermenting in my head
how with the hands of a lover or a midwife
to hold back till the time is right
force nothing, be unforced
accept no giant miracles of growth
by counterfeit light
trust roots, allow the days to shrink
give credence to these slender means
wait without sadness and with grave impatience
here in the north where winter has a meaning
where the heaped colors suddenly go ashen
where nothing is promised…" From This is my 3rd and last address to you - by Adrienne Rich
by Carolyn Steel. An incredible history and survey of the side by side development of agriculture and the urban environment.
Why we're eating what we're eating
"Samuel Fromartz's valuable 2006 history. There were 3,706 U.S. farmers' markets in 2004, double the number there were a decade earlier."
Everyone's reading The Omnivore's Dilemma. Get it from the library so you're not the last one who's heard of it. It's excellent.