7 p.m. 3/23 @ ETSU (growing organic blueberries)

Author Jim Minick will present a free reading from his latest book, The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010), on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in Rogers-Stout Hall, Room 118, on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
               The Blueberry Years is Minick’s memoir based on his experiences as an organic blueberry farmer. For more than a decade, the author and his wife planned, planted, pruned, and picked blueberries. Together, the couple operated Minick Berry Farm, a certified-organic, pick-your-own blueberry farm in Floyd County, Virginia.
Gene Logsdon, author of Pope Mary and the Church of Almighty Good Food, writes, “Everyone talks these days about growing local food for local markets. Here’s what it’s like to really do it. Minick paints a lovely picture of how a few people come together on a little farm to enjoy each other’s quirks and commonalities along with good food.”
               Minick is the author of two books of poetry, Her Secret Song and Burning Heaven, and a collection of essays, Finding a Clear Path. He teaches at Radford University and lives in the Virginia mountains with his wife and four dogs.
               Minick’s reading is cosponsored by ETSU’s Environmental Studies Program in the Department of Appalachian Studies and the Department of Literature and Language. For further information, please contact odonnell@etsu.edu, or (423) 439-6679.

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