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May 21

Exploring Our Backyard by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 21, 2021 at 1:38 PM by Genesis Gaule

After over a year of social distancing and quarantining, everyone's itching for a cure to our cabin fever. While some may rush out to book the soonest plane ticket and hotel, for many this may not be possible or desirable. Luckily, our region is home to a beautiful and diverse selection of flora, fauna, bodies of water, parks and trails to explore and admire. Becoming familiar with our environment not only can improve our physical and mental health, but remind us how important it is to take care of our earth! 

Hiking MinnesotaHiking our local parks and trails can be a nice change in routine that makes even the most familiar cities feel like a new adventure! Hiking Minnesota by John Pukite is a reference book that provides useful hiking tips for both beginner and expert hikers. Detailing information on ecology, geology, and state history, you’ll have a great start to planning your next adventure.

The Sioux Chef Indigenous KitchenAre you tired of choosing between burgers or pizza for dinner? The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman allows you to explore the flavors this region has to offer. Eating out of season produce is not only more expensive and less flavorful, but very damaging to the environment! Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his first cookbook, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly-seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy. 

Midwest medicinal plants identify, harvest, and use 109 wild herbs for health and wellnessInterested in not only being able to identify wild plants, but utilizing them in your everyday life? Herbalist Lisa Rose’s guide to Midwest Medicinal Plants is fascinating and will inspire you to see the world in a different way.

If you prefer to keep the outdoors nearby, we offer a wide variety of gardening books depending on your limitations and needs! Gardens are both a fulfilling hobby, and an educational project for all ages. 

The East Grand Forks Campbell Library also provides plenty of opportunities for exploration! Whether it’s diving into a new book series or joining us in new virtual and in-person programs, the library is a great resource for any adventure you go on!