Living with Topsoil: Tending Spirits, Cherishing Land
Ice Cube Press, 2004 - Gardening - 91 pages
Living in the Midwest means living with the richest, most fertile land in the world. This Harvest Book engages the reader on a quest to connect sense-of-place with spirituality. Many of Iowa's top writers are included in this collection. Ideas range from fossils to red cabbage, from Eden to livestock.
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LIVING WITH TOPSOIL
RED CABBAGE AND PEARS
RETURN TO EDEN
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