Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table

Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table

by Betty LaDuke

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In 2010 painter Betty LaDuke was invited to spend time with the men and women who harvest the orchards, vineyards, and farms in southern Oregon. Betty took to the field with her sketch pads and captured the spirit of each worker in her brilliant and vibrant wood painted panels . She also listened to their stories and the stories of small, organic farmers. Bountiful Harvest brings together the stories and paintings from the vibrant local food movement taking place in southern Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940468273
Publisher: White Cloud Press
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

Betty LaDuke is an acclaimed painter whose art has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. She taught at Southern Oregon University for over 30 years until her retirement. Today she continues to travel and paint from her home base in Ashland, OR.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson xi

Preface xv

1 Footsteps 1

Bronx Roots and the Sketchbook Habit 1

Mexico: The Otomi Staff of Life 3

United States: Chickens, Daffodils, and Wild Rice 6

2 An Oregon Love Story 11

"Do Something Challenging" 13

Dreaming Cows 18

Trees of Life: Season's End 21

Flowers, Spirit Food 24

3 Voices: Growers, Farm Workers, and The Ashland Food Cooperative 27

The Paintings Talk Back: Art Connects 27

Joan Thorndike: Cut Flower Grower 31

Beth Wismar: Working My Dream Job 36

Suzi and Steve Fry: Fry Family Farm 39

Raul Ramirez, Fry Family Farmworker: This is What I Like 46

Michael Moore: A Bottom-Up Grape Farmer 52

Laura Lotspeich: Grapes-Then and Now 55

Matt Borman: Harry & David Orchard Operations 62

Ron Meyer: Fruit Tramps and Pear Quality Control 66

The Ashland Food Cooperative: Keeping Local Farms Strong 75

4 Community Connections: Farm Workers Made Visible 85

The Seed Sprouts 85

Poets: Lawson Inada and Alma Alvarez 92

Children's Letters 96

Community Sponsored Art 100

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