LIBRARIES IN ALPINE AND LEMON GROVE LIBRARIES HOST VERMONT AUTHOR ON EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC FOOD MOVEMENT DEC. 5

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East County News Service

November 21, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- On Monday, December 5th the San Diego County Library will host Vermont author Grace Gershuny in a discussion and book signing of her latest book. Ms. Gershuny will speak at the Alpine Branch, 1752 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and at the Lemon Grove Branch, 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation reflects on the forty-year evolution that established the meaning of “Organic” for foods and fiber. Beginning with the back-to-the-land movement of the late 60s and 70s, working with the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) to shape the organic certification process, and later with USDA’s National Organic Program to develop the organic regulations, Grace Gershuny interweaves the story of building a national movement with the evolution of her life. Her thoughts and experiences have helped shape today’s burgeoning interest in organic foods, sustainable agriculture, and related concerns in Vermont and beyond.

Barton, VT Chronicle News Editor Tena Starr calls Organic Revolutionary “a personal story, but also an intellectual exploration of the connections between agriculture and politics, between climate change and how we eat and grow food, between planetary, political, and personal health.” Acres, USA contributor Mark Keating says that this book is “unique among the growing library of works on organic agriculture in that it provides an insider’s account of how the USDA organic standards came into being.”  Organic farmer Louie Pulver, of Surfing Veggie Farm in Walden, VT says he “really enjoyed the book!!”

Ms. Gershuny currently teaches sustainable agriculture in the Green Mountain College on-line MS in Sustainable Food Systems program.           

For more information, please contact:

Organic Revolutionary:  Grace Gershuny at 802-633-4152 or organicrevolutionary@gmail.com