Subject of the Month

A monthly display featuring resources on specific thematic subjects.

August 2014

Harvest Image for August 2014

Selector: Katrina Rouan and Samantha Downes

The word “harvest” may bring to mind a number of things including farms and farming, cultural celebrations, local markets and social movements.  Whether you are interested in the machinery involved or curious about organic farming, this Harvest Month collection explores all facets of process of growing and gathering crops for our use.

Featured Websites



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Featured Databases


Electronic Journals


Picture of the Display

Harvest Month Sign for August 2014

Featured Videos

Videos on Local and Urban Farming


This video gives the story of a small local and urban farm and how it sustains itself.

This video discusses the benefits of urban farming and buying local food.

This video features Detroit's own open air market, Eastern Market, that sells fresh produce and other locally grown food products every Saturday.