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Book Cover, Chickenology

Book Review: “Chickenology”

“Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia” By Barbara Sandri, Camilla Pintonato and Francesco Giubbilini Princeton Architectural Press, 2021 80 pages, hardcover, $19.95 Ah, chickens: the gateway drug to many a barnyard menagerie. Simple to tend with generous returns, their appeal extends beyond rural farmyards, reaching up to urban rooftops and across suburban backyards. These days more people know about

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Book Review: “The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume V”

“The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume V” By Greenhorns Greenhorns, 2021 400 pages, paperback, $25 “What kind of nourishment prepares us for bravery?” Severine von Tscharner Fleming asks in her introduction to “The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume V.” As we emerge into summer after a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, social justice uprisings, wildfires and floods, we

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Film Review: “Voices from the Barrens”

“Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty” Directed by Nancy Ghertner; produced by The Sodus Film Group 59 minutes Long before wild blueberries came into popular discourse as a nutrient-dense “superfood,” Indigenous people of the Northeast were benefiting from their taste, nutrition and cultural significance. “The blueberry represents a very important source

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Book Cover, The Monsanto Papers

Book Review: “The Monsanto Papers”

“The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice” By Carey Gillam Island Press, 2021 352 pages, hardcover, $30 “The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice” by investigative journalist Carey Gillam covers the 2018 jury trial of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company. The plaintiff, known

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