Alpharetta, Georgia – The Alpharetta Library is buzzing with anticipation as the Community Agriculture Book Club prepares to host its next meeting on Monday, January 29th, at 6:30 pm. This month, the club has delved into the enlightening world of sustainable agriculture and local food systems through Barbara Kingsolver’s acclaimed book, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.”
About the Community Agriculture Book Club
The book club, known for its engaging and thought-provoking discussions, invites members of the community who are passionate about the planet’s future and the critical role of local and sustainable agriculture. This gathering is more than just a meeting of book enthusiasts; it’s a platform for individuals to connect over shared interests in food systems, environmental stewardship, and the importance of community-building.
“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” is a fascinating journey into the life of Kingsolver and her family as they embark on a year of living sustainably, relying only on food they grow themselves or source locally. This narrative beautifully intertwines personal memoir with practical insights into agriculture, making it an excellent choice for the club’s current focus.
How the club operates is simple yet effective. Every two months, a new book is carefully chosen, focusing on various aspects of local and sustainable agriculture. These selections range from memoirs and scientific explorations to investigative journalism and practical guides, offering a diverse reading experience.
Meetings are held bi-monthly, providing a welcoming environment for members to discuss the current book selection. What’s unique about this club is that completing the book isn’t a prerequisite for attending. Curiosity and enthusiasm are the only requirements, making the meetings accessible to everyone, regardless of their reading progress.
The club’s approach to community building is also noteworthy. It serves as a melting pot for individuals from various backgrounds – experienced farmers, backyard gardeners, environmental advocates, and those simply keen to learn more about sustainable practices. This diversity enriches the conversations and helps foster a sense of community among attendees.
For those interested in joining this month’s discussion but haven’t got their hands on the book yet, the Alpharetta Library has reserved a few copies specifically for the club. Additionally, the book is available in audio and e-book formats on Audible, Kindle Store, and Libby for those with a Fulton County library card.