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“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
“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
“Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty” Directed by Nancy Ghertner; produced by The Sodus Film Group 59 minutes voicesfromthebarrens.com 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
“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