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Actually, THE BOTANY OF DESIRE is a separate title, and I know this because PBS just dropped a copy of it in my gift bag here at press tour to promote the special based on the book airing Oct. 28. For us, it was Barbara Kingsolver's ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE, which 25 of us at church read together in Sunday school last winter, that got me into the garden. In fact, we planted a community garden and are now swimming in basil, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, chard (or as we call it, Midwestern spinach), butternut squash, okra, purple pole beans and horseradish. We're even doing a friggin CANNING BEE when I get home. This fall we are reading THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA together - for me it is the Pollan book Everyone Must Read. It's just an amazing indictment of corporate agriculture in America, but one that's empowering (to me) and not defeating. But if you don't have time for one more book, go see the film FOOD INC. That's basically THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA set to pictures.

Yes, Aaron, you're right about the title. Whoops! Thanks, and I made the correction in the post. Your garden sounds wonderful, and I'll be ordering Animal, Vegetable, Miracle...

I think somebody else asked if you can get comments from old posts, if you can and you haven't read it try Marion Nestle's "WHAT TO EAT". It's a great book about food and nutrition although a little drier than Pollan. Still you can flip to topics that interest you specifically like eggs, or fish, etc. by chapter. Extremely informative and factual.

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