Author Robin Mather will be speaking at the Hastings Public Library on Friday, March 15 at 7:00. Robin is the author of two books “The Feast Nearby” (2011) and “A Garden of Unearthly Delights” (1995) and is currently a senior associate editor for Mother Earth News. The cover of her current book states it is about “How I lost my job, buried a marriage and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on forty dollars a week).” Robin’s talk on Friday will be about how eating locally has benefits for both you and your community: money stays close to home, the quality of food is higher, and you’re supporting your neighbors with your purchases. Experience has taught her; however, that figuring out how to find sources for that food – especially for dairy products and meat – can be confusing. She will give some hints about how you can source your groceries as a “locavore.” There is no fee to attend and everyone is invited.