Aug. 9, 2014
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Do your children enjoy a good book? Then stop by the North Vista during your visit and relax on the lawn while young imaginations take delight in stories and poetry inspired by nature and art. Author Susan Lendroth will read from her new book, Old Manhattan Has Some Farms. Book signing after the event. Books will be available in the Bookstore. General admission.
About the book
Susan Lendroth's new picture book, Old Manhattan Has Some Farms, takes a lighthearted look at how communities across North America are adding locally grown foods to the menu through container gardens, beekeeping, hydroponics and composting. The colorful tale introduces children to sustainable food sources from the ground up with the cadence of the classic Old MacDonald nursery rhyme providing a familiar framework. Food can be grown anywhere by anyone. E-I-E-I-Grow!
Whether you have a large backyard ripe for gardening or a small balcony, Old Manhattan Has Some Farms showcases how parents, teachers and community leaders can help children plant and harvest their own delicious food.
This is Lendroth's fifth picture book. Previous works include Maneki Neko, the Tale of the Beckoning Cat and Calico Dorsey: Mail Dog of the Mining Camps.