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Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World

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BEN HEWITT is the author of Saved, The Town That Food Saved, Making Supper Safe, and articles for magazines such as Bicycling, Discover, Gourmet, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, Yankee, Taproot, and many others. He and his family live in a self-built, solar-powered house in Cabot, Vermont, and operate a forty-acre livestock, vegetable, and berry farm.

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"In invigorating prose, small-scale Vermont farmer Hewitt ($aved) presents his family's parenting philosophy: more than anything, he and his wife want their two sons to have a 'connection to place' and to understand how they fit in the larger world and ecosystem. To that end, Fin and Rye do not attend school, nor do they follow a homeschooling curriculum. Rather, they learn through 'unschooling,' a holistic process in which children pursue their passions and interests rather than a prescribed curriculum. The kids trap animals, read books, do chores, and ask lots of questions. But this book is about more than unschooling. There are musings on raising a windmill with a friend's help, home birth and midwifery, and debt, which no surprise, Hewitt is against. In the final analysis, parenting is Hewitt's vehicle for exploring a larger hypothesis: the more one sets aside societal pressures to become rich and accomplished, the freer one will be. Hewitt's meditations are sure to find a cult following among readers who yearn for simplicity. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781611801699
Author:
Hewitt, Ben
Publisher:
Roost Books
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Learning
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages Roost Books - English 9781611801699 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In invigorating prose, small-scale Vermont farmer Hewitt ($aved) presents his family's parenting philosophy: more than anything, he and his wife want their two sons to have a 'connection to place' and to understand how they fit in the larger world and ecosystem. To that end, Fin and Rye do not attend school, nor do they follow a homeschooling curriculum. Rather, they learn through 'unschooling,' a holistic process in which children pursue their passions and interests rather than a prescribed curriculum. The kids trap animals, read books, do chores, and ask lots of questions. But this book is about more than unschooling. There are musings on raising a windmill with a friend's help, home birth and midwifery, and debt, which no surprise, Hewitt is against. In the final analysis, parenting is Hewitt's vehicle for exploring a larger hypothesis: the more one sets aside societal pressures to become rich and accomplished, the freer one will be. Hewitt's meditations are sure to find a cult following among readers who yearn for simplicity. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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