Growing Roots is about a new revolution in food involving people living sustainable lives that revolve around healthy, natural food. The book introduces farmers and beekeepers, fishermen and chefs, food activists and cheesemongers, and many more across the nation. Also included are filmmakers, writers, and artists who are changing the way society eats and looks at food production. Library Journal calls it "inspirational and entertaining reading." In this event, author Katherine Leiner will discuss meeting and profiling the diversity of participants, and photographer Andrew Lipton will display his stunning images of farms, food, and people. In addition, Andrew Coté will add his perspective on beekeeping and teaching others to improve their lives with bees.
Katherine Leiner has been writing since she was a child. She has published many award-winning books for children and young adults and, more recently her first novel for adults, Digging Out, published by Penguin. She is working on another novel due out in 2012.
Alongside his photography, Andrew Lipton is a lawyer specializing in environmental and chemical exposure litigation.
Andrew Coté is a founder of the international poverty-alleviation organization Bees Without Borders