With all that's happening in the world in general, and to our farms and food in particular, I was happy to read this positive, explanatory review of one of my books on Community Supported Agriculture. The book is titled Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones.
I wrote this wee volume - a vision and a call to action - in 2015, immediately after my twin brother Michael died. I felt his spirit urging me to direct in a constructive direction the maelstrom of feelings that swarmed me within and without. Awakening Community Intelligence is the result.
The review appears in the current edition of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
Here's the first paragraph of the lengthy review: "In the slender volume Awakening Community Intelligence, journalist and long-time community supported agriculture (CSA) advocate Steven McFadden argues for the exponential expansion of CSAs. In the face of profound, disruptive challenges in the 21st century—climate change, resource depletion, geopolitical instability—McFadden believes CSAs have the potential to become "community cornerstones" that provide "key points of stability and orientation." In ten very short chapters, McFadden unfolds his vision of this potential and issues a call to action.