Green Home Book Club: Chapter 1

Green Home Book Club: Chapter 1

Stephanie Kinnear
Nov 19, 2007

Finally! Let the Green Home Book Club discussions begin!

Grab a cup of coffee/mug of tea/glass of wine and let's "chat" about the first chapter of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

We enjoyed the introduction into Barbara Kingsolver's food experiment -- not too preachy with just the right amount of humor. (Do you agree?) And, she raises two central questions, which we are going to replicate here as fodder for discussion:

• Should agriculture be a mandatory subject in all schools?
• Will North Americans ever have a food culture to call their own?

Also -- just because the timing is too perfect to resist -- this Thursday, how local are you making your Thanksgiving?

Remember, we're figuring this out as we go along; so please feel free (and encouraged) to note your own observations and to start your own conversations in the comments!

For next week: It's Thanksgiving, so we'll take it easy. Plan on discussing Chapter 2 -- same time, same place!

Tasty mashed potatoes image via LynninSingapore;

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