It has been a while since I read a 300+ page book in less than 24 hours, but that's what I did this weekend. Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm hooked me in and I can't really figure out why. I live in a big city, am not that into organic or slow food, and the closest thing I do to farming is remind the kids to water the houseplants once a week or so.
But Forrest Pritchard's book about taking over the family farm and getting back to the rhythms of soil, water, grass and food struck a chord. It was an adventure book and a meditation. It made me want to raise fresh, delicious food, or at least buy from a local farmer. Know any in Tokyo?