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The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution / Brent Preston.

Author/creator Preston, Brent, 1969-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Abrams Press, [2018]
Description279 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Buying the farm -- Baby steps -- School of hard knocks -- The groundhog wars -- A world of pain -- The culinary world -- Castration 101 -- Learning to work -- Cash cropping -- Los muchanchos -- The stop -- Small is beautiful.
Abstract "After years of working at the ends of the earth in human rights and development, Brent Preston and his wife were die-hard city dwellers. But when their second child arrived, the shine came off urban living. In 2003 they bought a hundred acres and a rundown farmhouse and set out to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, nourish their community, heal their environment, and turn a profit. The New Farm is Preston's memoir of a decade of grinding toil and perseverance. Farming is a complex and precarious business, and they made plenty of mistakes along the way. But as they learned how to grow food, and to succeed at the business of farming, they also found that a small, sustainable, organic farm could be an engine for change, a path to a more just and sustainable food system. Today, The New Farm supplies top restaurants, supports community food banks, hosts events with leading chefs, and grows extraordinary produce. Told with humor and heart, The New Farm is a joy, a passionate book by an important new voice." --
General noteFirst published by Random House of Canada in 2017.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2017949747
ISBN9781419731082 (hardcover)
ISBN1419731084 (hardcover)

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