Boyd Pratt book launch Dec. 13

Submitted by Boyd Pratt

Join Boyd Pratt at 5 p.m., Dec. 13 at the San Juan Island Grange Hall for the launch of his book, “Island Farming: History and Landscape of Agriculture in the San Juan Islands.”

Book synopsis: A free-ranging pig that caused an international war; a year’s crop of ginseng that paid off the mortgage; and a breachy cow that led to bloody murder. Farming in the San Juan Islands has always presented challenges and opportunities. From Coast Salish camas cultivation through homesteading to commercial farming, explore the islands’ rich agricultural history in the landscape and farms of today. Tour guides included.