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Who's Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency

Who's Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency

A vital account of how sustainable farming can address urgent issues such as climate change and water scarcity, health and nutrition, land stewardship, renewables vs. the coal industry, as well as meaningful and fulfilling rural employment. And a call to arms. You know who is min... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143789390
Barcode 9780143789390
Published 18 June 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Newell, Patrice
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ISBN-13 9780143789390
ISBN-10 0143789392
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking Australia
Publication Date 18 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Newell, Patrice
Category Business Negotiation
Applied Ecology
Sustainability
Agriculture & Farming
Organic Farming
Health & Wholefood Cookery
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Health, Dieting & Wholefood Cookery
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 984874

Description of this Book

A vital account of how sustainable farming can address urgent issues such as climate change and water scarcity, health and nutrition, land stewardship, renewables vs. the coal industry, as well as meaningful and fulfilling rural employment. And a call to arms. You know who is minding the farm - our consumption and behaviours affect how soil is managed and what it produces. We all are. The big-picture challenges created by mass-produced agriculture are discussed, the devastation of the drought and other climate variables are unpacked, the new crops introduced and the impacts on biodiversity are unravelled. And, Patrice poses solutions and alternatives to some of the most confronting issues challenging those working on the land, and eating off it. She believes we can, and already do, produce enough good food for all populations to be well-nourished. We just need to manage it better.Patrice has invested heavily in sustainable and organic methods on her farm and travelled the world exploring best practice. Here she provides a window into the pleasures of inhabiting the land, and promotes an alternative way of thinking about value in life, no matter where you live. Elmswood Farm is quintessential Hunter Valley, but Patrice uses it as the springboard to discuss national concerns with global ramifications.

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Author's Bio

Patrice Newell was born in Adelaide. After careers in modelling, journalism and television, she bought a farm in Gundy, New South Wales with her partner Phillip Adams, where she produces biodynamic olive oil, garlice, honey, soap and beef. Her books include Tree to Table, Ten Thousand Acres- A Love Story, a heartfelt call for sustainable land use; The Olive Grove, her bestselling account of leaving the city for life on the land; and The River, a critically acclaimed examination of water-management issues facing rural communities. You can follow the life of Patrice's farm at patricenewell.com.au

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