Longwood Gardens Community Read 2023

Once again, we are a partner with the Longwood Gardens for the Longwood Gardens Community Read–a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation. This year, we’ll take  a look at how food is a connector of people—especially for special moments—and how food connects to the world of plants and gardening. The 2023 selections include:

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora, an exuberant celebration of food ways and culture curated by celebrated chef and writer Bryant Terry.




The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food (by Joseph Tychonievich, illustrated by Liz
Anna Kozik) is graphic novel guide to growing a successful vegetable garden.



Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story about Edna Lewis (by Robbin Gourley) traces the roots of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and includes five kid-friendly recipes. This book is appropriate for children age 4 and up.