Food Politics Talk at U of L- Sept 21

If you aren’t harvesting, canning and cooking like a crazy person, there’s an interesting sounding lecture tomorrow night- sorry about the short notice- I just heard about this:

The Discovery Lecture Series presents

A lecture by Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her research focuses on how science and society influence dietary advice and practice.

She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism. Her book What to Eat was named as one of Amazon.Com’s top ten books of 2006.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:00pm in the Recital Hall, University Hall, U of L campus

Free admission – no tickets required


Edible Plants for Prairie Gardens

I have to share this article from the Lethbridge Herald about local horticulturalist June Flanagan’s new book Edible Plants for Prairie Gardens.  It’s so wonderful that a gardening book has been written with gardening information specifically for our area (zone 3/4 according to this map).   “Yes, our climate is very challenging, and it’s probably more challenging than many others, but you can still do a lot with the right varieties and the right information” Flanagan says in the article.

Written especially for gardeners in the Canadian Prairie Provinces and the Northern Great Plains of the United States, this book shows you how to grow fabulous fruits, vegetables and herbs. Discover how to design a growing space of any size, from planning your first vegetable patch or collection of potted herbs, to creating an urban landscape for all seasons entirely with edibles. More than one hundred edible plants are featured, including heirloom vegetables and new fruits bred especially for the prairies, illustrated with full-colour photographs. You will find detailed instructions on when, where and how to plant and care for each crop, as well as tips for harvesting, serving and preserving your homegrown produce. New and experienced gardeners will find plenty of solid information about the best plant varieties and environmentally sound gardening practices to be successful in a challenging climate and short growing season.