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Buddhism/Engaged Buddhism

Kotler, Arnold, ed., Engaged Buddhist Reader, Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1996.

Leighton, Taigen Daniel, Bodhisattva Archetypes: Classic Buddhist Guides to Awakening and their Modern Expression, New York: Penguin Books, 1998.

Nhat Hanh, Thich, Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change, Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1993.

Food and Food Politics

Berry, Wendell, What Are People For? Essays by Wendell Berry, San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990.

Berry, Wendell, Home Economics: Fourteen Essays by Wendell Berry, San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987

Halweil, Brian, Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.

Kingsolver, Barbara, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, New York: Harper Collins, 2007.

Nestle, Marion, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Pollan, Michael, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, New York: Penguin Press HC, 2006.

Pollan, Michael, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, New York: Penguin Press, 2008.

Schlosser, Eric, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Wirzba, Norman ed., The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land, Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2003.


Mattera, Joanne, The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.

Organizations and Publications

Orion Magazine “explores an emerging alternative worldview. Informed by a growing ecological awareness and the need for cultural change, it is a forum for thoughtful and creative ideas and practical examples of how we might live justly, wisely, and artfully on earth.” 187 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230.

CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) works to sustain local farms in western Massachusetts and to make fresh, healthy, locally grown food and other farm products easily available to all. CISA believes that when farmers thrive, they keep the land open and well cared for, preserving the rural vitality of the region and providing us with the freshest food possible. One Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield MA 01373. 413.665-7100.

AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) is a Quaker organization that includes people of all faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 19102. 215.241.7000. To find out more about the work of the Western Massachusetts AFSC that worked on the Harvest Aid Project, log on to

The WK Kellogg Foundation’s mission is to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. A primary focus of the Foundation is funding projects in sustaining agriculture as part of their Food and Society Initiative.

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