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This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm

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Publisher Comments:

In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg?s The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one of the country?s first community-supported farms. By reflecting on four seasons of activity at his beloved Quail Hill Farm in eastern Long Island, Scott Chaskey offers stirring insight into the connections between land and the human family. Whether writing about the voice of a small wren nesting in the lemon balm or a meadow of oats, millet, and peas rising to silver and green after a fresh rain, this poet-farmer?s contagious sense of wonder brings us back to our bond with the soil.

Review:

"Chaskey's reverence for the land and its creatures is rare in today's society. We should all follow in his footsteps." George Cohen, Booklist

Review:

"[Chaskey's] book will be a joy to read for lovers of organic farming, and it also offers a strong argument to the general public that, with careful management of the soil, 'everyone, the haves and the have-nots, [can] gain access to land and good food.'" Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg's The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one of the country's first community-supported farms. By reflecting on four seasons of activity at his beloved Quail Hill Farm in eastern Long Island, Scott Chaskey offers stirring insight into the connections between land and the human family. Whether writing about the voice of a small wren nesting in the lemon balm or a meadow of oats, millet, and peas rising to silver and green after a fresh rain, this poet-farmer's contagious sense of wonder brings us back to our bond with the soil.

Synopsis:

Chaskey's observations reflect a first-hand knowledge of the interdependence of soils, plants, animals and humans. His contagious sense of wonder and artistic sensibility illustrate why planting and reaping are such an important part of what defines the human community.

About the Author

Scott Chaskey has grown crops for the Peconic Land Trust at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, New York, for the last fifteen years and has worked as poet-in-residence in numerous schools and museums.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037064
Author:
Chaskey, Scott
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Farmers & Ranchers
Subject:
Organic farming
Subject:
Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Organic farming - New York (State) -
Subject:
Chaskey, Scott
Subject:
Biography-Farmers and Ranchers
Subject:
Agriculture-Sustainable Living
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations and photos throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.60x5.84x.61 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 224 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143037064 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Chaskey's reverence for the land and its creatures is rare in today's society. We should all follow in his footsteps."
"Review" by , "[Chaskey's] book will be a joy to read for lovers of organic farming, and it also offers a strong argument to the general public that, with careful management of the soil, 'everyone, the haves and the have-nots, [can] gain access to land and good food.'"
"Synopsis" by ,

In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg's The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one of the country's first community-supported farms. By reflecting on four seasons of activity at his beloved Quail Hill Farm in eastern Long Island, Scott Chaskey offers stirring insight into the connections between land and the human family. Whether writing about the voice of a small wren nesting in the lemon balm or a meadow of oats, millet, and peas rising to silver and green after a fresh rain, this poet-farmer's contagious sense of wonder brings us back to our bond with the soil.

"Synopsis" by , Chaskey's observations reflect a first-hand knowledge of the interdependence of soils, plants, animals and humans. His contagious sense of wonder and artistic sensibility illustrate why planting and reaping are such an important part of what defines the human community.

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