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The Maple Sugar Book (Good Life Series)

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A half-century ago, the world was trying to heal the wounds of global war. People were rushing to make up for lost time, grasping for material wealth. This was the era of "total electric living," a phrase beamed into living rooms by General Electric spokesman Ronald Reagan. Environmental awareness was barely a gleam in the eye of even Rachel Carson.
And yet, Helen and Scott Nearing were on a totally different path, having left the city for the country, eschewing materialistic society in a quest for the self-sufficiency they deemed "the Good Life." Chelsea Green is pleased to honor their example by publishing a new edition of The Maple Sugar Book, complete with a new section of never-before-published photos of the Nearings working on the sugaring operation, and an essay by Greg Joly relating the story behind the book and placing the Nearings' work in the context of their neighborhood and today's maple industry.
Maple sugaring was an important source of cash for the Nearings, as it continues to be for many New England farmers today. This book is filled with a history of sugaring from Native American to modern times, with practical tips on how to sap trees, process sap, and market syrup. In an age of microchips and software that are obsolete before you can install them, maple sugaring is a process that's stood the test of time. Fifty years after its original publication in 1950, The Maple Sugar Book is as relevant as ever to the homestead or small-scale commercial practitioner.

Book News Annotation:

Originally published by J. Day Co., New York, 1950, with a couple of subsequent reprints, this classic volume provides the small-scale commercial practitioner or homesteader with clear instructions on the production and marketing of maple syrup. Includes previously unpublished b&w photographs of the Nearings at work on their Vermont homestead.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Helen and Scott Nearing came to Vermont to live off the land, eschewing materialistic society in a quest for the self-sufficiency they deemed "the Good Life." Filled with history and lore from Native American to modern times as well as time-tested advice on tapping trees, processing sap, and marketing syrup, The Maple Sugar Book is as relevant as ever to the homestead or small-scale commercial practitioner.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-287) and index.

About the Author

Helen Nearing left city life with her husband, Scott, nearly sixty years ago to move first to Vermont and then to their farm in Harborside, Maine. The Nearings' food and living philosophies have provided the guidelines for many who seek a simpler way of life.Scott Nearing was one of the great social critics and humanitarians of the 20th century. Known throughout the world as the progenitors of the "back to the land" movement, the Nearings combined pragmatism and vision to create a blend now being celebrated by new generations of readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890132637
Epilogue:
Waterman, Laura
Author:
Joly, Greg
Foreword by:
Waterman, Laura
Foreword:
Waterman, Laura
Author:
Nearing, Helen
Author:
Nearing, Scott
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Location:
White River Junction, Vt.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Maple sugar
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Country life -- New England.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Good Life Series
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
305
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Helen and Scott Nearing came to Vermont to live off the land, eschewing materialistic society in a quest for the self-sufficiency they deemed "the Good Life." Filled with history and lore from Native American to modern times as well as time-tested advice on tapping trees, processing sap, and marketing syrup, The Maple Sugar Book is as relevant as ever to the homestead or small-scale commercial practitioner.
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