This book features poetry and creative non-fiction writing from 11 authors and photos and illustrations from 21 artists.
The authors remember activities, people, and places that shaped their appreciation for small scale food production and food processing. Beginner small scale farmers, a jam-maker food activist, an entomologist, poets, artists, and a librarian recollect exploring grandparents' gardens, gleaning walnuts from a walnut orchard, studying honeybee colony collapse disorder, planting garlic, and more.
Contributors: Abby Powell Thompson, Anna Emilia Laitinen, Annamaria Potamiti, Camilla Engman, David Szlasa, Gracia Haby, Gwen Shlichta, Louise Jennison, Heather Smith Jones, Jennifer Hewett, Jill Bliss, Katrina Rodabaugh, Kerstin Svendsen, Laura Olive Sackton, Lena Sjöberg, Mary Kathryn Wyle, Mati Rose McDonough, Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch, Mistubako, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Nidhi Malhotra, Oona Ratcliffe, Sara Rubens, Shakirah Simley, Shari Altman, Tamara Sarina Martinez, Terese Wallbäck, and Yu-I Chan
From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens is available to purchase at Vallejo General.
Over the coming months, I'll be adding some in depth contributor interviews and updates in the From Orchards section of this site.