Teatown Lake Reservation, in partnership with the Hudson Valley Writer’s Center, welcomes Joan Gussow as she reads from her book, Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life and Vegetables, a touching memoir on the loss of her husband of 40 years, her gardening experiences in the Hudson Valley and her thoughts on food in the United States. Following the reading will be a reception and discussion.
Joan Dye Gussow, Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emerita and former chair of the Columbia Teachers College, Nutrition Education Program, lives, writes, and grows organic vegetables on the west bank of the Hudson River. Long retired, until this year she continued to teach her popular nutritional ecology course at TC every fall.
Her service includes two terms on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, a term on the FDA's Food Advisory Committee and a term on the National Organic Standards Board.
A long-time advocate of relocalizing the food system, her books include The Feeding Web: Issues in Nutritional Ecology, The Nutrition Debate, Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce and Agriculture, and This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader, a book based on the lessons learned from 30 years of working toward growing her own. In November 2010, Chelsea Green published her latest book, Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables.
The reading will take place at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562. To attend the reading, please register with Teatown by calling 914-762-2912 x110. Seating is limited, so early registration is strongly recommended.