Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Collection Development | The Rise of the Locavore (Locavores),  in Library Journal, April 1, 2011.

A selected collection development resource that includes books, DVDs and the following websites. Click on the links below for some cited websites.

Civil Eats
Focused on food politics, with over 100 contributors to the dialog about the American food system and its global effects, as well as sustainable agriculture and food systems.
This online publication owned by Hearst Digital Media provides news and information about going green.
Eating Well Guide Find farms, markets, restaurants, and more, in the United States and Canada.
Eco-Friendly GuideA guide to green living and green companies for a variety of products.
A collaboration between an academic librarian and a nutrition student, with reviews of books on growing and eating real food; an excellent resource for new books.
A bastion of environmental news and commentary since 1999.
Local Harvest
Find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Mother Earth News
The mother of them all: the self-proclaimed longest-running sustainable lifestyle ­magazine.
Organic Gardening
This website to accompany the magazine of the same name provides organic gardening video how-to’s as well as free articles.
Pick Your Own Food
Find a farm where you can pick your own food.
Slow Food USA
Find local chapters, read the blog, donate, or become a member of the Slow Food Movement, which seeks to connect communities and the environment.
Sustainable Table
An excellent resource for educating yourself and the public about the benefits of eating local, sustainable food.

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