The list author says: "This list will help elaborate upon modern food. Food history, ecology, cooking, nutrition, agricultural policies all play a role in educating people about themselves. We are what we eat.
"Wonderful autobiography of a New Yorker who tries heroically to grow all her own fruits and vegetables along the Hudson River. Great descriptions of organic gardening alongside insightful and educated political rants, recipes for fresh food, and heartwarming stories about her interactions with her local community. Author was a professor of nutrition and ecology in NY."
"More of a downer than the uplifting alternatives presented, but because its a best seller you are more likely to find opportunities to talk about this work. As a grassroots movement, good local food will need the support of community members. This book opens a gateway for sharing your passion about food, public health and the environment with others."