Kurzweil reads excerpts from and answers questions about her new book Fields That Dream, published by Fulcrum Publishing.
The book explores the lives of refugees, immigrants, former chefs, insurance brokers, and union organizers who are all now small-scale sustainable farmers. It is the first book that is completely devoted to exploring the lives and experiences of small-scale sustainable farmers, and it informs readers about the current state of American agriculture while helping them cultivate a deep appreciation for the work and lives of the farmers who are a growing minority in the American economy.
Jenny Kurzweil is a writer and editor for a nonprofit organization that promotes graduate education in the sciences for minority students. Prior to becoming a writer, she spent ten years as a professional cook with a passion for organics and seasonally based menus. Her first book, Fields that Dream: A Journey to the Roots of Our Food (Fulcrum Publishing) was released in 2005. Her articles have been published in Winds of Change Magazine, Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education, Journal for Minority Medical Students, HopeDance, California Certified Organic Newsletter, and Bricolage. She is currently keeping a parenting journal on Parentcenter.com.