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  • 03/2011
  • 9781935254454
  • 222 pages
  • $15.95
Steven McFadden
Author, Contributor
The Call of the Land, 2nd Edition, an Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century

Adult; Food & Cooking; (Market)

The Call of the Land: Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century In the context of the rapidly changing farm and food environment, journalist Steven McFadden has written a greatly expanded 2nd edition of The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century. The new edition is an effective way for people to learn about and to teach food security. It’s loaded with model after model of ways for families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and churches to meet the challenge of caring for the land and providing an ample supply of clean food. The acclaimed 1st edition of The Call of the Land was named one of the Best Books of 2009 by Food Systems Network NYC. The 2nd edition, far more comprehensive, is making a deeper, wider, and even more positive impression. The Call of the Land is an excellent outreach tool for schools and farms to help educate and build community support. The more the community knows about what sustainable agrarian initiatives are doing for the land, for food, and for life, the more strongly the community will stand in support. While no single remedy meets the many challenges to our food and farms, hundreds of positive, creative options are already in place. This book sets them out plainly and powerfully. Every household, library, church, and school should have a copy. The Call of the Land illuminates the paths forward, revealing a range of models to establish a sustainable agrarian foundation for the fragile high-tech, digital-wave culture emerging so dynamically in our world. We have commenced a transition the likes of which few are prepared for, but to which we all can respond with intelligence. The book gives voice to a swelling chorus of millennial agrarians who are working in cities, suburbs, countryside schools, churches, companies, and campuses to create a clean, secure, sustainable food system as a healthy foundation for the dynamic, high-tech culture that is emerging.
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“It’s inspiring to read about all of the wonderful efforts Steven McFadden details…” – Teresa Opheim, Practical Farmers of Iowa, about The Call of the Land.

The Call of the Land will inspire you with page after page of innovative projects across the country that are having a positive impact on how we eat.” – Ingrid Kirst, Community CROPS Executive Director, Lincoln, Nebraska

“McFadden’s call to action is clearly written and well referenced with a robust list of current websites and a bibliography for general reading on positive methods for resolving our food security challenge.” — Charles Francis, Director, Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, reviewing The Call of the Land.

“…Readers new to this movement sometimes struggle to identify a primer that is accessible and grounded in real-world examples. The Call of the Land lends itself as a tool for such readers, as it not only illustrates a foundational agrarian ethos historically argued by Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson, but it also outlines a variety of practical models and approaches to inform the practice of local food system development." — KIM L. NIEWOLNY and NANCY K. FRANZ,Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

The Call of the Land workshop (presented by Steven McFadden) was a great benefit to helping us achieve our mission at the Conservation District…The event created a forum for us to meet new individuals who want to work on improving the local food system and re-engage with stakeholders who we have worked with in the past." – Amanda Costello, Cheshire County Conservation District,Walpole NH

“The Call of the Land workshop at Stonewall Farm was a great opportunity to forward our goals of producing a local, sustainable food system in our region."  – Michael Faber, General Manager of Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene, NH

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2011
  • 9781935254454
  • 222 pages
  • $15.95

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