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Summer Recommendations

Summer is a season of vitality, abundance, and flourishing.

A time of transition between spring and autumn, where we welcome the sun's warmth, longer days, and witness the full bloom of nature's vibrant palette.

Summer is also a time for embracing the outdoors, embarking on new adventures, and nurturing our connection with the plant world.

In the spirit of embracing the boundless energy, growth, and transformative potential that this radiant season embodies, we invite you to delve deeper into the plant-centric world and continue your journey towards creating a sustainable future. Our team at Plant Futures has curated a selection of summer recommendations, including insightful books, captivating podcasts, mouthwatering recipes, and more, to celebrate the vitality of this extraordinary season.


How to Grow a Food Forest - New York Times

Discover the transformative power of food forests and their potential to revolutionize our food system in this captivating New York Times article.

Badass Vegan: Fuel Your Body, Ph*ck the System, and Live Your Life Right by John W. Lewis

We had the pleasure of meeting John (@badassvegan) at VWS, and couldn't recommend his cookbook—that is so much more than a cookbook—enough! Embark on a rebellious journey of self-discovery and plant-powered living with a book that challenges conventions and inspires positive change.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Delve into the philosophical depths of our relationship with nature and the interconnectedness of all life with this thought-provoking book. This read offers a profound perspective on the importance of nurturing our bond with the plant world and embracing a more sustainable and harmonious future.

You Can Cook This! by Max La Manna

Unlock the secrets of sustainable and delicious plant-based cooking with Max La Manna's new book, a culinary guide that empowers you to create mouthwatering meals while minimizing food waste and making a positive impact on the planet. We've made the cauliflower ragu and muhammara dip so far and they did not disappoint!

Oy Vey, a newsletter by Kayla Kaplan

We've been enjoying Kaplan's engaging and thought-provoking newsletter, Oy Vey, where she delves into the realms of food, climate, and social issues. With her effortless wit and conversational tone, she deftly unravels complex topics, sharing insights, cracking jokes, and leaving us eagerly awaiting the next dose of her thought-provoking content.


Meat: The Four Futures

This podcast from TABLE brings us on a journey to unpack the evidence of four different meat and livestock futures: 1) Plant-based ‘no meat’, 2) Less meat, 3) Alternative-’meat’, and 4) Efficient meat 2.0. CEOs, civil society, food producers and scientists from across the world are featured as we're asked to examine our past and our future, our decisions and the science that informs them.

Food by Design: an IDEO Podcast

"Food by Design: an IDEO Podcast" delves into the world of food and its impact on our lives. The podcast explores a range of subjects including sustainability, innovation, culture, and health, providing insightful discussions and practical insights. With a direct and informative approach, the hosts offer thought-provoking conversations that inspire listeners to reimagine the future of food.

Edible Activist Podcast

Edible Activist is a podcast that feeds you empowering narratives and perspectives from the voices of people of color in food and agriculture who are stewarding the land, healing communities, and advocating for food justice and economic power across the globe.

The Climate Question by BBC News

"The Climate Question" by BBC News is a podcast that delves into the pressing issue of climate change. Through in-depth analysis, expert interviews, and engaging storytelling, the podcast explores the latest developments, challenges, and potential solutions related to climate change. With a factual and investigative tone, it presents a comprehensive view of the climate crisis, empowering listeners with knowledge to better understand and address this global challenge.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman M.D.

"The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman M.D." is a podcast that combines the worlds of medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle to provide holistic health insights. With a compassionate and informative approach, Dr. Mark Hyman interviews leading experts, uncovering the root causes of chronic diseases and offering practical solutions for achieving optimal wellness. The podcast empowers listeners to take control of their health by exploring the intersection of food, medicine, and the power of lifestyle choices.


🍅 Tomato Tart 🍒 Cherry Crumb Bars 🌽 Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

🍑 Grilled Peach Salad 🥒 Cold Soba Noodle Salad


Immerse yourself in the joy of reading, listening, and exploring!

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