We are lucky enough to live above a bookshop, not just any bookshop,
but according to the Times we live above the best independent bookshop
in the UK! Sam Read, run by Elaine Nelson in Grasmere. We get most of
our books from Elaine, but occasionally we will go further afield.
I recently discovered a publisher called Green Books who have a great
catalogue of books most of which I would buy. I have selected a few
here that they publish on food and organics. Over the coming months I
will highlight some of my other favourites. Here is a selection to whet
your appetite. If you want to know more about a particular book, click
on the cover and you will go the publishers website providing you with
more details on each book as well as the chance to order it.
I like this one as I am fascinated by the fermentation process, be it
for beer, cheese or breadmaking. It’s a natural process and I am
curious to know more, this book will help me in my quest.
Ok, so this choice is heavily influenced by the arrival of Luke. I
confess to giggling at the authors name, but the content is currently
right up my street.
The Schumacher College is an international centre
educating and inspiring for sustainability, based in the beautiful
Devonshire countryside of south-west England. Gaias Kitchen is a book
of Vegetarian Recipes for Family and Community (ie. banquet quantity recipes) from this college.
Linda Moss runs a web site called www.organicholidays.com.
The book, Organic Places to Stay (based on the website) is the first
guide to B&Bs, guesthouses and small hotels in the UK that
specialise in serving organic food, this includes many from Cumbria.
Linda kindly provided me with a great list of links to websites covering all manner of organic subjects, in return I provided Linda with an image of Howbarrow Organic farm!
The seed is literally the key to sustainability, so what better than a
book that provides you with the experience and information in this
area. The only problem about living in a flat is not having a garden,
so this is one for the future for me!
I personally love to collect information, so this book goes down a
storm with me. My son bought me last years directory, last Christmas, a
particularly well chosen present. It is supported by the Soil
association and is a simple directory of a considerable number of
organic suppliers, producers etc around the UK. Each listing has a
description, a telephone number, an e-mail address and website if they
exist. In essence a great resource on organics. The directory is also
searchable online via a website called WhyOrganic.org, click here to go to the site.
Enjoy. – Martin
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