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Book Review: A Slice of Organic Life

As soon as I took this book out of the mailbox, I wanted to read it. It looks good from the outside: bright colors, interesting pictures; clever title. There's at least enough there to make me want to open it and see what's inside. And when I did, I was taken aback by the beautiful photos and I was inspired by the informational content. All in all, A Slice of Organic Life is one of the best how-to's I've read on how to make the world a better place.

What I like most about this book is that it removes the excuses. There is no shortage of reasons why one can't make a difference, change the world, or help others. But, this book proves that no matter where you live, what you do, or how you like to live, you can (and should) think about what you're doing and how you're doing it.

For example, if you think you need to move out to a farm and take yourself off the grid to 'green' your life, think again. You can stay all nice and cozy in your 400 sq. ft. of an apartment and have an organic herb garden, make your own house cleaning products, or forage for wild greens. In short, you can keep living your life, make a few decisions differently, and voila! You've got a life that is good for the environment and your health.

But, if you do want to take the next step, keep reading. The book cleverly shows you how to leverage your living situation, your family size, or your own passions to be more organic. So, whether you bake bread or rear your own cows for milking, whether you make your own baby food or raise chickens, whether you collect rain or set up a windmill, this book shows you how to do it and what it means.

Ultimately, for any of us to change our behavior, we've got to have a compelling 'why.' And it's often easier to change if we know the 'how.' Luckily for us, A Slice of Organic Life gives both the how and the why with each idea offered. You've got detailed steps and photos to show you how to grow tomatoes in a pot, create a pond for wildlife, or make a smoothie.

A Slice of Organic Life is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to live greener, cook healthier, or try anything organically.

A Slice of Organic Life is published by Dorling Kindersley Limited and is edited by Sheherazade Goldsmith. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com.