A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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The new food security - look no further than your own backyard.
 

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Limited practical information, and the rhetoric became increasingly unconvincing even to me, a die-hard urban gardener. I think it is counterproductive to tell people that gardening will be painless ... Read full review

A nation of farmers: defeating the food crisis on American soil

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Although most Americans are used to a seemingly endless supply of industrially grown and imported food, many fail to realize that this abundance is neither sustainable nor reliable. Industrial ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
A FastTrain Food Securityin Crisis
Ring the Bell
Gods Away onBusiness
Hard Times Come Again No More
TheLandslide Brings itDown
Keep YourHand on the Plow
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Sharon Astyk is a former academic who is a writer, subsistence farmer, parent, activist and prolific blogger (www.sharonastyk.com and http: //henandharvest.com/). She farms in upstate New York with her husband and four children, raises livestock, and grows and preserves vegetables. She is the author of Depletion and Abundance, and co-author of A Nation of Farmers. Aaron Newton is a sustainable land planner and director of environmental programs at Outdoor Living, a design firm in NC. He is the founding editor of Groovy Green, an Internet magazine and has a large following on his weblog. He speaks on issues of sustainability.