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October 17, 2013
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Sierra farmer to speak at South Lake Tahoe library

Sierra Valley Farms owner Gary Romano, author of “Why I Farm: Risking It All for a Life on the Land,” will give a talk and sign books Tuesday at the South Lake Tahoe Library

In “Why I Farm,” third-generation farmer Romano speaks from experience about today’s most vital issues: how to live with purpose and how to protect our food supply, according to a press release from Bona Fide Books. The author documents a disappearing way of life and issues a wake-up call, detailing the concerns that small farms face today and how they will challenge our food future. This book is his attempt to educate and enlist farmers and consumers in a call to action. Romano owns and operates the 65-acre Sierra Valley Farm in Beckwourth, Calif. and hosts the state’s only certified organic on-farm farmers’ market. His next book, “July & Winter: Farming and Gardening in the Sierra” a how-to guide to growing in the challenging Sierra climate, will by published next year.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The event is co-sponsored by the SLT Friends of the Library and the Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners.

For more information, call 530-573-1513 or visit

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