Next weekend, we’re headed to Detroit for a joint book launch event for “Grow Great Grub” and graphic novel, “Sword of My Mouth.” Why is a food gardening book teaming up with a graphic novel about the apocalypse (and vice-versa) you ask? Well, as it happens, the story is set in Detroit and features urban agriculture pretty heavily. If you think it’s hard keeping the raccoons and squirrels away now, imagine trying to grow a tomato crop through a post-apocalyptic famine! Apologies in advance, but I don’t believe I can offer adequate advice or a homemade garlic spray that will effectively eradicate a plague of locusts. I can, however, take down a plague of aphids or currant worms.
Where: Leopold’s Books
15 East Kirby Street #114, Detroit, MI
When: Saturday May 15, 2010.
Meanwhile, I have finally updated the homepages events sidebar as well as the events page on the Grow Great Grub website with confirmed up and coming events. More will be added as they are confirmed.
In the area of past events, I wanted to mention that You Grow Girl won the reader’s poll award for Best Farming or Gardening website in TreeHugger’s Best of Green Awards. Thank you so much for voting!
The site has also been nominated for two categories in the Mouse and Trowel Gardenblogging Awards: Best Photography and Best Writing.
Update: I forgot to mention that I will be doing a live chat on The Motherhood at 1pm EST today (Monday, May 10, 2010.) Bring your questions!