I came accross this book yesterday, and became quite intrigued by it. It is the journey of a family who moved from a large city, to a small community in an effort to become more connected to the earth. To eat what they grew, within the seasons of the plants and animals. It is basically how we live. We live out of our garden in the months we are able to and bottle the surlpus for use in winter months. It is an amazing way to live. There is comfort in being somewhat self sufficient or atleast knowing that if we had to be more so, we could.
Our community shares it harvest. One may have a surplus of sweet corn, another tomatoes, or another squash. All together we help to sustain one another. It is more than the food, it is unity of a community. This book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" will make you think and quite possibly, it may make you want to change your way of living.