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Year of Plenty

March 1 - Year of Plenty Book is Officially “Released”


Amazon has officially changed their page and the book is no longer on Pre-order status. I checked my copy that I ordered on Amazon and they said it should get here by March 4. I think it started shipping from the central warehouse of the publisher on Monday so it should start showing up in bookstores later in the week. 

Here are a couple of assignments for those of you who want to help me get the word out about the book:

1. Go to the Amazon page and click the Facebook "like" button.

2. Recommend the book to your social network friends - Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, etc.

3. Call your local independent bookstore and tell them you hope they'll be carrying it.

4. Call your local library branch and tell them you hope they'll be carrying it.

5. Buy a copy from your location of choice, read it, and right a review at the Amazon page. 

I'll be at the Buzz and Cluck event at Sun People Dry Goods on Saturday from 10 to 3 pm to talk about the book and about local chicken ordinances. Come see me. 

Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at