By Vicki Robin

Uploader's observe: this isn't a cookbook, however it does have a handful of recipes sprinkled in with the philosophy and politics.

The bestselling coauthor of Your cash or Your lifestyles chronicles her quest to consume nutrition produced inside of 10 miles of her home

Taking the locavore move to middle, bestselling writer and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to consume purely nutrition sourced inside of a 10-mile radius of her domestic on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable nutrition not just brings to gentle society’s dangerous dependency on industrially produced, prepackaged meals but in addition is helping her reconnect together with her physique and her environment.

Like Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and the bestselling books of Michael Pollan, Blessing the arms That Feed Us is a component own narrative and half worldwide manifesto. by means of demanding herself to devour and purchase neighborhood, Robin exposes the reason and influence of the nutrients enterprise, from the processed items encumbered with sugar, fats, and preservatives to the vehicles burning via gas to convey them to a shelf close to you.

Robin’s trip can be one in all group as she befriends all of the neighboring farmers who epitomize the sustainable way of life. between them are Tricia, the prolific industry gardener who issued Robin’s 10-mile problem; Britt and Eric, two
young, enthusiastic farmers dwelling their dream of self-sufficiency; and Vicky, a former company govt grew to become milk producer.

Featuring recipes all through, besides useful tips about adopting your personal in the neighborhood sourced vitamin, Blessing the arms That Feed Us is an inspirational consultant and testimonial to the locavore move and a fit nutrition destiny.

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