Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm

Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm Author Gene Logsdon
ISBN-10 160358725X
ISBN-13 9781603587259
Year 2017-02-09
Pages 232
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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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 generationyoung people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better way of life as small scale garden farmers Its a lifestyle that isnt defined by accumulating wealth or by the get big or get out agribusiness mindset Instead its one that recognizes the beauty of nature cherishes the land respects our fellow creatures and values rural traditions Its one that also looks forward and embraces right technologies including new and innovative ways of working smarter not harder and avoiding premature burnout Completed only a few weeks before the authors death Letter to a Young Farmer is a remarkable testament to the life and wisdom of one of the greatest rural philosophers and writers of our time Genes earthy wit and sometimes irreverent humor combines with his valuable perspectives on many wide ranging subjectseverything from how to show a ram whos boss to enjoying the almost churchlike calmness of a well built livestock barn Reading this book is like sitting down on the porch with a neighbor who has learned the ways of farming through years of long observation and practice Someone in short who has seen it all and has much to say and much to teach us if we only take the time to listen and learn And Gene Logsdon was the best kind of teacher equal parts storyteller idealist and rabble rouser His vision of a nation filled with garden farmers based in cities towns and countrysides will resonate with many people both young and old who long to create a more sustainable meaningful life for themselves and a better world for all of us

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