Another book is forthcoming from the ranks of Deep Springs alumni, and just in time for the summer garden season. Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling and Preserving is being published by Knopf, a division of Random House on June 25. Kevin West DS’88 wrote the book as an extension of his multi-year blog saving the season. The book covers a wide variety of recipes using multiple techniques for preserving fruits and vegetables of all kinds and is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful photographs taken by Kevin himself. After thirteen years on staff as a writer and editor with W magazine, Kevin now writes freelance about food, culture and travel from his home base in Los Angeles. He has recently worked with Metabolic Studios to assess the history and potential of agriculture in the Owens Valley foodshed. Edward Pimental DS’10 spent his break from Deep Springs assisting Kevin with final fact-checking of the text.
Eric Swanson DS’65 has retired from the World Bank after over thirty years at the organization. He began as a researcher and focused much of his career on developing and improving access to economic data and statistical analysis for developing countries. He was an economist in the Bank’s research department and the International Economics department. He ultimately rose to become Senior Advisor to the Bank’s Development Data Group. Eric’s wife Devon Hodges retired from teaching at George Mason University this May. The couple have departed Washington D.C. in style, embarking on a ten-week bicycle trip across the country to their new home in Washington state. You can follow their travels on northwestbybike.blogspot.com