Thursday, June 22, 2023

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen & illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:
  This is not a book about how to grow rows of corn or beans or orchards of fruit. It doesn't tout the home "victory type" garden. A variety of different concepts of farming and the things, or commodities, farmed is presented to the reader.

For example, there is a quick look at farming "salt" from sea water or farming oysters in baskets immersed in the ocean. Different from normal grocery store food item farming. Interesting because it gives a glimpse into other foods and methods of farming that need to be considered for consumers needs and the future of farming those different commodities.

The book with its colorful illustrations is interesting but not overwhelming. There is some detailed information at the back of the book for those who wish to know more about the different types of "farming" featured in the book.

About the book: Go on a tour of eco-friendly farms around the globe! From urban gardens to farms under the sea, discover the many different sustainable ways people have been growing food for centuries, and new innovations that are battling the effects of climate change on farming. Rhyming text and inset boxes with definitions for new vocabulary words make the topic accessible to young learners. End matter includes detailed information about each country's farming practice, sustainable farming and more. From the inside flap:
-  a salt farm in the United States
- a food forest in Kenya
- a honey farm in Yemen
- a mushroom farm in Mexico
- a rooftop garden in the United States (Fenway Park!)
- a fish farm in Brazil
- a vertical farm in Singapore
- a terrace farm in Chile
- a biosphere in Italy
- an oyster farm in Australia
- a circular garden in Senegal
- a doba in India
A Junior Library Guild Gold selection & also selected as one of 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023 by dPICTUS. Featured at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Win 1 copy of the book
Begins June 22
Ends July 14 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's copy is provided and mailed directly to the winner by author or publisher. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.

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