22 Dec '11, 8pm

Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour and Other Lessons from The Urban Farm Handbook (Book Review) via @treehugger

Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour and Other Lessons from The Urban Farm Handbook (Book Review) via @treehugger

Motivated by her baby’s digestive problems, Seattle-based Annette Cottrell set out to investigate the connections between diet, health and behavior. And after avoiding a nutritionist’s advice to feed her kid with processed foods to make him gain bodyweight and finding that rich organics like butter, heavy cream, meats and eggs did the trick, she had what she calls “a mid life food crisis” and set out to change her family’s diet completely and become a prolific urban farmer. It was the beginning of a journey that led her to replace a traditional grocery list with a new one that goes several steps back, to the source: local grains instead of bread and flour, chicken feed instead of eggs, goat mineral supplements instead of milk (refer to the growing backyard-goat-keeping trend ), and seeds instead of vegetables. The journey was later joined by trained-architect-turned-journa...

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