Last night I cracked the cover on Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. So far, so good. I laughed aloud when she recounted someone not knowing that a potato "had a plant." I know that I am not going to pick up and move to a farm in Appalachia, but I can certainly make sure that my boys know that fruits and vegetables grow in dirt and do not spontaneously generate on the shelves at Trader Joe's!
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