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Letter to a young farmer : how to live richly without wealth on the new garden farm

Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]
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For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation-young people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better way of life as small-scale "garden farmers." It's a lifestyle that isn't defined by accumulating wealth or by the "get big  Read more...
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Logsdon, Gene.
Letter to a young farmer.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]
(DLC) 2016050357
(OCoLC)960444351
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Logsdon
ISBN: 9781603587266 1603587268
OCLC Number: 972478800
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword; Preface; 1. No Such Thing as â#x80;#x9C;The American Farmerâ#x80;#x9D;; 2. Farming Is All About Money, Even When It Isnâ#x80;#x99;t; 3. The Economic Decentralization of Nearly Everything; 4. The Ripening of a â#x80;#x9C;Rurbanâ#x80;#x9D; Culture; 5. The Barns at the Center of the Garden Farm Universe; 6. Backyard Sheep; 7. Hauling Livestock: The Ultimate Test of Your Farming Mettle; 8. The Cow Stable: Health Spa of the Future; 9. The Rise of the Modern Plowgirl; 10. Finding and Keeping a New Age Farm Partner; 11. Big Data and Robot Farming; 12. The Invasion of the Paranoids. 13. One Cowâ#x80;#x99;s Forage Is Another Cowâ#x80;#x99;s Poison14. Pasture Farming as Part of Garden Farming; 15. The Wild-Plant Explorers; 16. The Most Stubborn Farmer of Us All; 17. Have We Deflowered Our Virgin Soils?; 18. The Resurrection of a Really Free Market; 19. Artisanal Food in the New Age of Farming; 20. Why Fake Steak Wonâ#x80;#x99;t Ever Rule the Meat Market; 21. The Homebodies; 22. If Michelangelo Had to Drive to Work; 23. A Fable About the End of â#x80;#x9C;Get Big or Get Outâ#x80;#x9D;; 24. The Real Background Behind the Fading of Industrial Farming; 25. In Praise of Rural Simplicity (Whatever That Is).
Other Titles: How to live richly without wealth on the new garden farm
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"In his final book of essays - completed just weeks before he died - self-described "contrary farmer" Gene Logsdon addresses the next generation of small-scale "garden farmers" seeking a better way  Read more...

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Publishers Weekly- Late Ohioan farmer Logsdon (Gene Everlasting: A Contrary Farmer's Thoughts on Living Forever) sends a meaningful (though poorly titled) message to up-and-coming homestead Read more...

 
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