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Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us about Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth

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Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling coauthor and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a ten-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light society's unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment.

Like Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and the bestselling books of Michael Pollan, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. By challenging herself to eat and buy local, Robin exposes the cause and effect of the food business, from the processed goods laden with sugar, fat, and preservatives to the trucks burning through fuel to bring them to a shelf near you.

Robin's journey is also one of community as she befriends all the neighboring farmers who epitomize the sustainable lifestyle. Among them are Tricia, the prolific market gardener who issued Robin's ten-mile challenge; Britt and Eric, two young, enthusiastic farmers living their dream of self-sufficiency; and Vicky, a former corporate executive turned milk producer.

Featuring practical tips on adopting your own locally sourced diet, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is an inspirational guide and testimonial to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.

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The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within ten miles of her home.

About the Author

Vicki Robin is a renowned innovator, writer, and speaker. In addition to coauthoring the bestselling Your Money or Your Life, Vicki has been at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.Vicki Robin is a renowned innovator, writer, and speaker. In addition to coauthoring the bestselling Your Money or Your Life, Vicki has been at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.

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ISBN:
9781452667690
Subtitle:
What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth
Author:
Robin, Vicki
Author:
Robin, Vicki
Publisher:
Tantor
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
General Cooking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20140107
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in

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Cooking and Food » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine

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