The SGT Book Club is back, and we want you to come join us! We will be meeting at the Linden Hills Co-op on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:30 - 8 p.m. to discuss the legendary farmer, writer, and activist Wendell Berry. Berry's writing is not only beautiful, but also incredibly thought-provoking; he does not pull any punches when it comes to his (very strong) beliefs about our society. We would love to see you at what is sure to be an engaging discussion.
For the January book club, we'll be reading Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food, an anthology of many of Berry's best-known and best-loved essays. But if reading a whole book is too much for you (and we know it's short notice), we've also found some essays that are available in full online (free) that will give you a good taste of Berry's writing:
- "The Pleasures of Eating"
- "In Distrust of Movements"
- "Compromise, Hell!"
- "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer"
Please feel free to read as much or as little of the book and essays as you want. You don't have to read everything to come to the book club! Meetings are open to all – whether you finish the book or just have fresh ideas about our food system. This is an informal group-led discussion, with no designated speaker.
There will be some light refreshments provided, plus, for this book club, LHC will give you a $5 voucher to choose your own snack in the co-op. (And, all produce at LHC is 20% off on the 30th, so you might want to stop in to shop anyway.) LHC asks that you pre-register for the free event (you can call them at 612-922-1159), but if you haven't pre-registered, please drop in anyway!
We hope to see you there!