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Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches

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Publisher Comments:

"Farming with the Wild expresses a beautiful and harmonious new vision for sustainable agriculture. By incorporating the voices of the most important ranchers, farmers, and environmentalists in this country, Dan Imhoff is able to bring together the power and creativity of this emerging movement."--Alice Waters

"An inspiring and very moving book--essential reading for anyone interested in the future of food in the 21st century. It is also a very hopeful book, as Dan Imhoff demonstrates how the terrible wounds of our industrial food system can be healed through a new relationship between agriculture and wilderness conservation. Finally, it is also an eminently practical book, as the many case studies provide a primer on how to skillfully marry the agrarian and wilderness ethics to create a sustainable and more beautiful food future."--Andy Kimbrell, author and editor of Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

Synopsis:

Though it is not widely recognized, modern industrial agriculture, which now affects more than two-thirds of the land in the lower forty-eight states, plays a major role in the rampant decline in biodiversity in the United States. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, displacement of native species and the introduction of exotic species, persecution of predators, and pollution of all kinds are just a few of industrial agriculture's damaging ecological consequences.

Fortunately, a new vision for a more environmentally beneficial and sustainable agriculture is emerging. Such a vision begins with farms that gracefully meld within landscapes, pulsing with a wide range of native species. It combines implementation of landscape-level restoration efforts, natural systems farming research, and the community spirit of farmers markets and local watershed stakeholders.

Presenting an inspiring look at this new conservation-based agriculture, Farming with the Wild offers vivid profiles of more than thirty farms, ranches, and organizations in the United States, together with more than one hundred color photographs. The result is an on-the-ground picture of a new agrarian movement that is slowly sweeping across the nation—a movement that aims to provide healthier food to Americans while restoring healthy ecosystems.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-175) and index.

Synopsis:

A look at the new conservation-based agriculture movement, presented through inspiring profiles of farms and ranches across the country where healthful crops and healthy ecosystems are prospering.

Table of Contents

Foreword

The Case for Farming with the Wild

THE SKY ISLANDS

--The Ranch of 20,000 Gabions (El Coronado Ranch, Southeastern Arizona)

--Grassbanking in the Badlands (The Gray Ranch, Animas Valley, Southwestern New Mexico)

--In Search of Ranching's Radical Center (Lake Valley ranch, Southwestern New Mexico)

--Along the Pollinator Trail (Tubac Farm, Southeastern Arizona)

--The Turner Biodiversity Legacy (Ladder and Armendaris Ranches, Southwestern New Mexico)

THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY

--The Revolution at the Hedgerow Farms (Hedgerow Farms, Winters, California)

--Toward a Wilder Family Farm (Rominger Brothers Farms, Winters, California)

--Bats against Bugs (Sierra Orchards, Winters, California)

--Changing Course: TNC and a Tale of Two Rivers (Cosumnes and Sacramento River Restoration Projects)

BUILDING A MATRIX OF FARMLAND HABITAT

--Bringing a Watershed Back to Life (Coon Valley, Wisconsin)

--The Prairie Potholes (Northwestern North Dakota)

--Restoring the Bottomlands (Southwestern Arkansas)

--Rehydrating the ArkLaTex (Northwestern Louisiana)

--Much to Do about Muck (East Central Florida)

NATURAL SYSTEMS FARMING

--Thinking Like a Prairie (The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas)

--Farming in Leopold's Footsteps (Kirschenmann Family Farms, Medina, North Dakota)

--The Dairyman's Diversity (Enchanted Acres, LaCrosse, Minnesota)

--Unconventional Conventional (Kenagy Family Farms, Corvallis, Oregon)

--Farming below Zero (Four Season Farm, Harborside, Maine)

--The Farm of Many Faces (Polyface Farm, Staunton, Virginia)

CORRIDORS, WILDWAYS, AND CITIZEN MONITORING

--Linking Farmscapes, Landscapes, and Human Communities (Adirondack Coast, New York)

--Central Coast Farmscaping (Salinas and Pajaro Valleys, Watsonville, California)

--Building Conservation Communities (Methow Valley, Skagit Valley, Washington)

--The Farm as Park Visitor Center (Pumalin Park, Chile)

WILD GARDEN FARMERS

--Sangin' in Daniel Boone's Footsteps (Central Kentucky)

--Basins of Relations (Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Occidental, California)

--Saving the Seeds of Endangered Agriculture (Native Seed Search, Patagonia, Arizona)

--The Appalachian Food Forest (Long Branch Environmental Education Center, North Carolina)

--Leading Edge Lettuce (Wild Garden Seed, Phliomath, Oregon)

--Dry Farmed Tomatoes (Molino Creek, Davenport, California)

--Ingrained Traditions (White Earth Land Recovery Project, Minnesota)

ECOLABELS AND LOCAL MARKETING INITIATIVES

--Making Peace with Predators (13-Mile Lamb and Wool, Belgrade, Montana)

--Salmon-Safe: Evolution of an Ecolabel (Pacific Rivers Council, Portland, Oregon)

--On Habit and Habitat (Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico)

--CSA: Linking Farms and Tables (Common Harvest Farm, Osceola, Wisconsin)

--A New Brand for Beef (Ervins Natural Beef Company, Arizona)

GETTING STARTED

--Some Basics

--Managing for Wildlife

--Bird Friendly Farming

--Landowner Incentive Programs

--Wild Farm Alliance Platform

--Supporting Organizations

Bibliography, Notes, Index, Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578050925
Foreword:
Carra, Roberto
Designed:
Kirsch, Fred
Foreword by:
Kirsch, Fred
Foreword:
Kirsch, Fred
Designed by:
Carra, Roberto
Designed:
Carra, Roberto
Author:
Kirschenmann, Fred
Author:
Imhoff, Dan
Author:
Imhoff, Daniel
Author:
Carra, Roberto
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Location:
Healdburg, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Sustainable agriculture
Subject:
Agricultural conservation.
Subject:
Agrobiodiversity.
Subject:
Agrobiodiversity conservation.
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2002-3
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
337 Color photos, BandW illustrations, M
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11.25 in 27 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Though it is not widely recognized, modern industrial agriculture, which now affects more than two-thirds of the land in the lower forty-eight states, plays a major role in the rampant decline in biodiversity in the United States. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, displacement of native species and the introduction of exotic species, persecution of predators, and pollution of all kinds are just a few of industrial agriculture's damaging ecological consequences.

Fortunately, a new vision for a more environmentally beneficial and sustainable agriculture is emerging. Such a vision begins with farms that gracefully meld within landscapes, pulsing with a wide range of native species. It combines implementation of landscape-level restoration efforts, natural systems farming research, and the community spirit of farmers markets and local watershed stakeholders.

Presenting an inspiring look at this new conservation-based agriculture, Farming with the Wild offers vivid profiles of more than thirty farms, ranches, and organizations in the United States, together with more than one hundred color photographs. The result is an on-the-ground picture of a new agrarian movement that is slowly sweeping across the nation—a movement that aims to provide healthier food to Americans while restoring healthy ecosystems.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-175) and index.
"Synopsis" by , A look at the new conservation-based agriculture movement, presented through inspiring profiles of farms and ranches across the country where healthful crops and healthy ecosystems are prospering.
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