“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” the title of 2009-10 One Book, One College program

July 29, 2009 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

animal_vegetable_miracleThe title for the fifth annual “One Book, One College: SPC Reads” program will be “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by renowned novelist Barbara Kingsolver. The book, chosen by a selection committee comprised of faculty, librarians and students from across the college, chronicles the family of the author’s year-long quest to eat only home-grown or locally-grown food.

“Abandoning the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life – vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.  Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.” – from the publisher’s abstract.

With relevance for a broad spectrum of disciplines and programs, the committee felt that this title would offer myriad opportunities for educational programming and curricular activities throughout the college, and fit well with the college’s Wellness and Sustainability programs.

Look for discussions, activities and programs at all campuses throughout the year.  Anyone wishing to participate in planning the year’s events is invited to join the One Book One College Steering Committee that now is being formed.  Please contact Matthew Bodie (bodie.matthew@spcollege.edu), Information Services Librarian, TS, for more information and to sign up.

Multiple copies of the book are available now in hard copy, e-audiobook format, and on DVD in the SPC Libraries.



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Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

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