Sunday, February 5, 2012

Goin' Organic

Bridgewater’s One Book One Community committee has chosen The Town that Food Saved by author Ben Hewitt, as its spring 2012 community read. Hewitt’s book is non-fiction, set in Hardwick, VT, a town of 3000 residents. Hardwick has risen above its economic problems by focusing on the development of food-based businesses in their small town. The major theme focuses on sustainability. Several events based on that theme, including a visit in April by author Ben Hewitt, are planned for the coming months.

The OBOC committee will sponsor a Kickoff Event on Saturday, February 18th at the Bridgewater Public Library. Kristi Marsh, an Easton author and mother, will speak on the topic of “Goin’ Organic with a Budget Friendly Attitude”.

The program will cover the following:

· If you have to make a choice, where should you start?

· The definitions of terms like organic, local, sustainable, natural.

· Farm fresh fruits and vegetables; eating locally and seasonally.

· Happy meat, healthy eggs, and hormone free milk.

· Your options when eating at restaurants.

Kristi is the author of Little Changes, which is due for release in February. Little Changes is a book about chemical-free living, co-authored by another Easton resident, Rachel Vidoni. For more information about the authors, their book, or their mission, go to

The Kickoff Event is sponsored by Bridgewater’s One Book One Community program, a community partnership including Bridgewater State University, the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater-Raynham School System, Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library, the Bridgewater Senior Center, the Raynham Senior Center, and the Bridgewater Business Association. The goal of One Book One Community is to acquaint readers with titles they might not discover on their own, to focus attention on a particular issue, and to develop a community of readers. Sharing a common book creates a kind of town-wide book club.

More information about Bridgewater’s One Book One Community program can be found at

“Goin’ Organic” will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Flora T. Little Room on the lower level. Light refreshments will be served.

The Bridgewater Public Library is located at 15 South Street and parking is available in back.

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