As more and more people seek locally grown food, independent, family owned and operated agriculture has expanded, creating local networks for selling and buying produce, meat, and dairy products and reviving local agricultural economies throughout the United States.
In Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas, author Pamela Walker and photographer Linda Walsh portray eleven farming and ranching families who are part of this food revival in Texas. With biographical essays and photographs, Walker and Walsh illuminate the work these food producers do, why they do it, and the difference it makes in their lives and in their communities.
PAMELA WALKER, former academic librarian, college English teacher, and assistant director of the Center for the Study of Cultures at Rice University, lives in Houston, Texas.
LINDA WALSH is a landscape and documentary photographer living in Houston, Texas.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Pamela Walker shows that good food comes from good people who're willing to work together to build a viable, grassroots alternative to industrialized, corporatized, globalized 'food.'"-Jim Hightower, editor, Hightower Lowdown
". . . an important, timely, and beautiful book. . . tells a new and hopeful story."-Peter Brown, photographer
"Walker gives 'sustainable' and 'organic' agriculture a regional and personal face. . ."-Cheryl Hazeltine, co-author, The Central Texas Gardener