Here is a synopsis of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, straight from the pen of the author in chapter one:
This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew. We tried to wring most of the petroleum out of our food chain, even if that meant giving up some things. Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we’d know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be us, as we learned to produce more of what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals and enough sense to refrain from naming them.
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
My favorite website now? LocalHarvest.org