Aside from coming to see all of the lovely staff members over here in the Dining Admin Office, you now have another reason to pay a visit to the ground floor of O-Hill Dining Hall: Dining officially is home to a small but strong sustainable ag resource library! Book topics run the gamut from food justice to fast food exposes; from the locavore movement to the US reliance on government farm subsidies -- truly a fascinating range, and indicative of the myriad problems and solutions to our food system along with displaying the many angles from which sustainable food can be approached.
This library is geared towards students, of course, but is open to all members of the University community. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the Dining Admin Office and venture into the conference room to check out what's on the shelf.
Bringing it to the Table - Wendell Berry
Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty - Mark Winne
Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly - James McWilliams
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader - Joan Dye Gussow
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It - Anna Lappe
Fields of Plenty: A Farmer's Journey in Search of Real Food and the People that Grow It - Michael Ableman
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health - Marion Nestle
What Are People For? - Wendell Berry
In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life - Barbara Kingsolver
The Garden and Farm Books of Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - Michael Pollan
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal - Eric Schlosser
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet - Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon
Having hand-picked (and read nearly) all of the titles with some helpful student input, I can assure you that working your way through this library will ensure your development into a well-educated and sophisticated foodie... and I mean that in the best possible sense. Happy reading!