A Treeful of Pigs

The Farmer is very lazy, and never keeps his promise to help his wife with the pigs, even when they are “growing” from the tree like apples. When he believes they are gone forever, he changes his attitude and never goes back to being lazy again.

Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet

“You know your doctor, you know your lawyer, you know your accountant.  Who’s your farmer?”  In this non-fiction book, author dee Hobsbawn-Smith profiles 75 growers and producers of the Canadian province Alberta to answer just that question for her neighbors and her readers.  Although these farmers are located in Alberta, anyone can read this book

The Gigantic Sweet Potato

After weeks of hard work and tending to her garden, it was finally time for Ma Farmer to harvest her sweet potato and make some sweet potato pie; but when she tried to pull the tasty vegetable from the ground, it wouldn’t budge. With the help of her husband and some friendly farm animals, they

Seed by Seed

A unique variation of the typical Johnny Appleseed story. This book is a beautifully illustrated compilation of information about John Chapman, and why his legacy should matter to people today. The book ends with an invitation to “make our country and our world a better place,” as Chapman did — “seed by seed, deed by deed” — and

Market!

This beautifully illustrated book depicts markets around the world, from Ecuador to Nepal to New York City. How are the markets in the book similar to markets in your own community?

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