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CITY FARMER: ADVENTURES IN URBAN FOOD GROWING LORRAINE JOHNSON GREYSTONE BOOKS ISBN 978-1-55365-519-0 For all those armchair gardeners who love to read about gardening and plan next year's plot well in advance, while you're dreaming about that fresh produce you'll be enjoying next fall, consider delving into the book City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing by Lorraine Johnson over the winter. Whether you have a small outdoor garden, a balcony, a community plot or even a rooftop, this popular author and gardening guru shares her own adventures (and misadventures) in urban food growing. The larger picture of our food production industry comes into sharp focus with her thoughtful and gentle prodding. Lorraine shows, in a humorous and non-overwhelming way, how growing our own food creates greater opportunities, and desires, to know more about how and what we eat. If you hanker to grow your own delicious food, Lorraine's practical tips - ranging from how to compost, how to convert a lawn into a vegetable bed and what edible plants are easy to grow with children - will have you well on your way. THE CAREGIVER'S PATH TO COMPASSIONATE DECISION MAKING: MAKING CHOICES FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T VIKI KIND BARNES AND NOBLE ISBN-13: 9781608320417 Whether your loved one is an aging parent, someone afflicted with dementia or Alzheimer's, a stroke victim, disabled child or someone with a severe brain injury, making the right decisions are never easy. Bioethicist and author Viki Kind offers an invaluable resource for families, professional caregivers and medical professionals faced with tough decisions on behalf of a loved one. In The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't, Viki has developed an adaptable system for making decisions based on personal and professional experience. Using specific strategies, she empowers readers to make important decisions that are necessary using a caring, respectful and compassionate process. EAT WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU EAT: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle MICHELLE MAY, M.D. GREENLEAF BOOKS ISBN-10: 1608320030 ISBN-13: 9781608320035 There's no good or bad food. It's just your choices. Tired of counting calories and points, measuring and weighing your food, and eating pre-packaged diet meals? Eat what you want by tuning into your natural cues of hunger and fullness. So says Michelle May, who has trained and licensed more than 150 health professionals to use the "Am I Hungry Workshop" worldwide. Upon developing a personal, healthy and balanced relationship with food, Michelle, who is an award-winning author and inspirational speaker, now teaches readers how to say no to dieting and yes to healthy living in her book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle. She shows you how to experience the pleasure of eating the foods you love without guilt or bingeing, to build a fun fitness program that boosts metabolism and increases energy, and to prepare delicious and nutritious meals with simple recipes. This book is about feeling good and empowered to manage your own weight as part of a healthy lifestyle. Eat the foods you love when you're hungry, stop eating when you are satisfied and meet your other needs without food. TO SOURCE OR PURCHASE ANY OF THE BOOKS WE HAVE LISTED IN THIS COLUMN SIMPLY TAKE THE ISBN AND AUTHOR'S NAME TO ANY BOOKSTORE FOR A SPECIAL ORDER. LIBRARIES MAY NOT CARRY ALL BOOKS LISTED ON THIS PAGE. Compiled by Doris Ohlmann. Due West/Due East Magazine * Winter 2010 Ottawa Page 8

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