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Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movementby Amy Franseschini and Daniel Tucker
Synopses & Reviews
"The sunshine of the future illuminates this wonderful account of the 'other agriculture.' Indeed, let’s plant sorghum in the suburbs and bring the bee-hives back to Manhattan." Mike Davis, author of In Praise of Barbarians
"This gorgeous book is a celebration of America's agricultural revival. It features a brilliant diversity of farms and related projects which have sprung from a broad spectrum of visions, including food justice, preserving biodiversity, reinventing local food systems, education, empowerment, and skill-building. For anyone thinking about becoming part of the local food revival, this book will be a source of great inspiration." Sandor Ellix Katz, author of The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved
"My favorite book of the season.... Inspiring without being romantic in the least, it advances the whole conversation about sustainable agriculture and access." Michael Pollan, Grist.org
Book News Annotation:
This interesting volume on alternative and small-scale farming showcases twenty farms across the United States that exemplify the wide range of methodologies, motivations, and ideologies at work in modern socially conscious local and sustainable food movements. Presented as a series of interviews with farmers, the work discusses both for profit and non-profit organizations located in urban and rural settings and explores the produce, lifestyles, politics, and environmental stewardship of the small farms at the forefront of the movement. Chapters include numerous color photographs as well as background and statistical information about each of the farms. Franceschini is a professor of art at the University of San Francisco and Tucker is a documentary film maker based in Chicago. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introduction to the many individuals who are producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. With hundreds of photographs and a foreword from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, Farm Together Now will educate, inspire, and cultivate a new wave of modern agrarians.
"…a small but increasing number of farmers, represented in this book, [are] combining traditional ways with contemporary knowledge to search for and come up with a series of new systems that produce good food while treating the environment, animals, workers, and consumers with respect. Doing this while still making a living, in fact having a good life, is the great agricultural challenge facing the world in the 21st century." from 'Farms Matter,' the foreword to Farm Together Now by Mark Bittman, Author of Food Matters and How to Cook Everything
About the Author
Amy Franceschini is an artist and designer living in San Francisco.
Daniel Tucker edited the biannual journal and discussion series AREA Chicago. He lives in Chicago.
Anne Hamersky is a San Francisco-based photographer.
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