A list of fiction books we love by Black authors.
Recently, as people avoid the grocery store, and even CSA farms are seeing increased demand for their produce, I’m becoming more interested in gardening.
Though it’s not a recent publication, a relevant read that I really enjoyed is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (the ebook and audiobook are on Overdrive). The author and her family moved to a farm and spent a year eating mostly locally, largely from their own land. Initially I thought this sounded overwhelming and austere. However, Kingsolver suggests that it’s abundant – enriching in many ways, even beyond the increasingly-necessary reductions to carbon footprint and plastic use. For example, producing their own food helped her family build community. The garden allowed them to give produce to neighbors; projects like mushroom hunting required them to rely on others’ expertise; and other tasks, like canning tomatoes and raising poultry, became opportunities to share experiences that many people haven’t had.
To learn more, I found some ebooks on Overdrive!
Small Spaces and Indoors:
Gardening with Kids: