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Letters to a young farmer : on food, farming, and our future / Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture ; Martha Hodgkins, editor ; illustrations by Chris Wormell.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616895303
  • ISBN: 1616895306
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Barbara Kingsolver -- Amigo Bob Cantisano -- Wes Jackson -- Chellie Pingree -- Verlyn Klinkenborg -- Karen Washington -- Joan Dye Gussow -- Raj Patel -- Barbara Damrosch -- Gary Paul Nabhan -- Mary Berry -- Dan Barber -- Will Harris -- Anna Lappe -- Joel Salatin -- Bill McKibben -- Ben Burkett -- Amy Halloran -- Nephi Craig -- Wendell Berry -- Alice Waters -- Eliot Coleman -- Brian Richter -- Michael Pollan -- Fred Kirschenmann -- Nancy Vail and Jered Lawson -- Temple Grandin -- Wendy Millet -- Mary-Howell Martens -- Rick Bayless -- Danielle Nierenberg -- Allan Savory -- Marion Nestle -- Richard Wiswall -- Nicolas Jammet -- Mas Masumoto.
Summary, etc.:
Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, and community. Three dozen writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life, as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed, in vivid and personal detail. Barbara Kingsolver speaks to the tribe of farmers -- some born to it, many self-selected -- with love, admiration, and regret. Dan Barber traces the rediscovery of lost grains and foodways. Michael Pollan bridges the chasm between agriculture and nature. Bill McKibben connects the early human quest for beer to the modern challenge of farming in a rapidly changing climate. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree probes the politics of being a young farmer today. Farmer Mas Masumoto passes on family secrets to his daughter -- and not-soon-forgotten stories to us all. Letters to a Young Farmer is both a history and a road map -- a reckoning of how we eat and farm; how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future; and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.
Subject: Agricultural literature > United States.
Farm life > United States.
Agricultural literature.
Farm life.
United States.
Genre: Nonfiction.
Essays.
Essays.