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Food For My Daughters [Kindle Edition]

Pattie Baker
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Book Description

Food for My Daughters: what one mom did when the towers fell (and what you can do, too) includes thought-provoking stories, versatile recipes, and actionable tips about what you can do to grow food, community and knowledge, and to better prepare your children (and yourself!) for a changing world. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every copy of Food for My Daughters will be donated to help grow food for those in need. Go to to hear excerpts and see a video release about the book.

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About the Author

Pattie Baker is a writer specializing in sustainability, and an urban farmer who grows food, community, and knowledge for those in need. She has been published in Edible Atlanta, New Life Journal, and Urban Farm magazines, and blogs at She lives in metro-Atlanta with her husband and two daughters, who keep helping her "learn as she grows."

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  • File Size: 1399 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0062AAJWG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,257,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This I can do..... September 26, 2011
Pattie shares the evolution of her outlook on life from being a good, American citizen to being a citizen for the good of Americans.... I don't remember how I found Pattie's blog, Foodshed Planet, in the beginning but I started reading her journey right at the start, when her blog did not include the word planet, even.

Pattie had never grown food, or collected water from her roof or even mowed her own lawn. Since the towers fell, Pattie has helped start the first community garden in her area, fought hard for bike tracks, turned her back yard into an edible garden and even planted vegetables around her letterbox, become a voice for feeding the poor home grown food, started foraging from public fruit trees and started the Sustainability Commission at her local council, just to mention a few things.

But Food for my Daughters is not about that! It is about making connections, finding hidden treasure in people's souls, it is about passion, kindness, laughter and fulfilment. It is about children and childhood and growing food for, and now with, her daughters. It is about what happened on the inside as much as what Pattie did on the outside. It takes you to a space that removes the fear and stress of wanting to do something, and replaces it with a spirit which whispers to you "This I can do".
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very optomistic and refreshing read. September 2, 2014
This is more than a book about organic gardening and baking and what she hopes to pass on to her daughters. Pattie Baker is a wonderful author who delivers a very simple message succinctly; it is very easy to achieve peace of mind if you learn to discover what's most important while learning to live, love and cherish what you have. You probably have enough; you just might not realize it –yet.
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Settle in for a great read with this book. It is organized by month (and thus seasons) and each chapter is chock-full of so much wisdom -- about gardening and about life. Mini vignettes comprise every chapter, making the book very entertaining and easy to pick up where you left off.

I laughed out loud (the author's observation of a tree in her neighborhood apparently doing a Dancer's Yoga pose instead of Tree pose); I learned dozens of useful things (such as that organic wine doesn't contain sulfites which give many people -- me included -- headaches); I questioned the rituals of my own busy family and how our habits could be more respectful of the planet; I tried new things (such as a delicious sauteed kale recipe).

I think the most impressive thing that author Pattie Baker has pulled off is in conveying her passion for sustainability without ever crossing over into sanctimonious talk. Her passion is contagious and makes you WANT to take up new habits.

A beautiful, beautiful book that I think every mother should read. I am sending a copy now to my cousin who is an accomplished gardener. I know she, too, will find treasures in this text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought September 20, 2011
By Kristin
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This is much more than a "gardening book".
I am not much of a gardener nor am I someone with a hobby however Ms Baker has inspired me to move beyond my annual porch tomato plant and see what else I can create and share. I am taking on the challenge of growing lambs quarters next Spring, have already made rosemary rolls and am thinking about tackling soap next. When is the last time a book called you to action like that?

The life lessons she shares certainly made me think about things I was doing and not doing. So beautifully written, this book had me both laughing and crying. This is a must read and therefore all my friends are getting a copy. Bravo Ms Baker!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Journey September 9, 2011
By Richard
This is a must read whether you are a gardener or not. The lessons of life and for our lives, that are shared in this ten year journey are applicable for all. There are so many moments where you stop mid-paragraph and take a few seconds to contemplate what you have just been introduced to. For me, it doesn't get any better than that. The seeds sown throughout this book will be harvested by many for years to come.
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More About the Author

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Sara Snow wholeheartedly recommends Food for My Daughters in a video blog dated 1/6/12--see

I'm a professional writer specializing in sustainability and a volunteer urban farmer who grows food, knowledge, and community for those in need. I have been published in Edible Atlanta, New Life Journal, and Urban Farm magazines, and I blog at I'm also profiled in the November 2011 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine (page 165, "The Farmer") and featured on Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution website (December 13, 2011). A native New Yorker, I live in metro Atlanta with my husband and two daughters, who keep helping me "learn as I grow."

Food For My Daughters contains:

* Inspirational stories ("food for thought") about a wide range of sustainability topics (not just food), including gardening, resiliency, walking/biking, creativity, parenting, and life;

* Actionable tips for how you can dig in not only in your garden but in your city (yes, this journey did require trips to City Hall);

* Easy, seasonally-appropriate recipe ideas (only a handful--it's not a cook book) for what to do with that abundance outside your kitchen door, in your CSA box, or at your community garden plot.


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