Farming for the Long Haul - Resilience and the Lost Art of Agricultural Inventiveness
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By Michael Foley
Learn how to build a viable small farm economy that can withstand the economic, political, and climactic shock waves that the 21st century portends.
- Draws on the innovative work of contemporary farmers
- Shares the experiences of farming societies around the world that have maintained resilient agricultural systems over centuries of often-turbulent change
- Indigenous agriculturalists, peasants, and traditional farmers have all created broad strategies for survival through good times and bad, and many of them prospered
- They also developed particular strategies for managing soil, water, and other resources sustainably
- Some of these techniques have been taken up by organic agriculture and permaculture, but many more of them are virtually unknown, even among alternative farmers
- Book lays out some of these strategies and presents techniques and tools that might prove most useful to farmers today and in the uncertain future
- 272 pages, 5-1/2 in. x 8-1/2 in.
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Copyright 2019