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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Slice of Organic Life

Goldsmith, Sheherazade, ed. A Slice of Organic Life.

6 words: Plenty of ideas for organic living.

Beautiful pictures and lots of 'em. An overview of ways in which one can tread more softly on this planet. I enjoyed it, learned a few things, and appreciate the extensive directory of web sites for saving energy, gardening, cooking organically, recycling, etc.

A place to get started, with lots of resources. Very few of us will ever do all of these things, but the book gives good ideas for different areas of living that anyone can try. I'm not going to raise chickens, but I do grow culinary herbs. No cows for me, but I've looked at rain barrels as a means of providing water for my garden.

The library appears to be anxious that I return this one. It has missed its overdue date because I've been so slow to review.

Nonfiction. Ecology. 2007. 347 pages.


  1. I'm always looking for ways to "tread more softly on this planet." Looks like Alice Waters endorses this one, too. And even though I'll never be able to do all the things suggested, it's nice to have options. Thanks for the review :)

  2. I've been looking at rain barrels too - I really like the functionality of the ones I found at

  3. Gentle Reader - It is almost worth the time for the pictures alone!

  4. Durability is another important factor to keep in mind when purchasing a rain barrel. With thin plastic barrels they can chip and crack quiet easily, find a rain barrel that has thick outer walls that can withstand any drops, bumps, and drops in temperature.