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When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour America’s small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some fun.  But what she found disturbed her.  Mismanaged small farms; clueless urbanites setting up shop to “get back to the land”; a mindless devotion to organic farming; and, ultimately, the discovery of just how dependent we are on corporations for our food.   She began to understand how dangerous and fragile our food system really is.   Climate change.  Farmers retiring or going out of business. Corporations controlling our food distribution system while being protected from the consequences when they endanger our health. Skyrocketing food prices.  Outsourced food production.  With this admittedly bleak assessment of the current state of affairs Nicole and her family decided to abandon the bus trip and instead start a farm.  “I couldn't tell people the solutions to our food crisis while I was traipsing around America taking photos.  I had to live it,” Nicole says.  And so the seeds for Food Tyrants were sown.   

Food Tyrants tell us why our basic right to healthy food is at risk.  And what we can do about it.

Written in an astute, engaging style, armed with examples from her own homesteading lifestyle, small farmer, homesteader, and self-sufficiency guru Nicole Faires’s Food Tyrants gives you the tools to fight the intangible battles, as well as the practical ones. Understand basic soil care principles and organic strategies to grow your own food, as well as urban farming policy and municipal bylaw changes.  Armed with knowledge of the history of food security, you will have a clear picture on the issues and why growing food is a responsibility of the many, and not the few.

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Food Tyrants tell us why our basic right to healthy food is at risk.  And what we can do about it.

Written in an astute, engaging style, armed with examples from her own homesteading lifestyle, small farmer, homesteader, and self-sufficiency guru Nicole Faires’s Food Tyrants gives you the tools to fight the intangible battles, as well as the practical ones. Understand basic soil care principles and organic strategies to grow your own food, as well as urban farming policy and municipal bylaw changes.  Armed with knowledge of the history of food security, you will have a clear picture on the issues and why growing food is a responsibility of the many, and not the few.

Synopsis:

When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour Americas small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some fun.  But what she fou

About the Author

Nicole Faires is an adventurer, self-proclaimed eccentric, wife, and mother of three girls. She grew up in a semi-nomadic homeschooling family and spent her early years in rural Montana on a hobby farm where she raised chickens, grew her own food, learned to crochet, read out-of-print books by Masanobu Fukuoka, and dreamed of the Amish. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading and The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture and continues to seek new adventures and local food with her family in beautiful British Columbia.&

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616088651
Author:
Faires, Nicole
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Politics and Economics

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"Synopsis" by , Food Tyrants tell us why our basic right to healthy food is at risk.  And what we can do about it.

Written in an astute, engaging style, armed with examples from her own homesteading lifestyle, small farmer, homesteader, and self-sufficiency guru Nicole Faires’s Food Tyrants gives you the tools to fight the intangible battles, as well as the practical ones. Understand basic soil care principles and organic strategies to grow your own food, as well as urban farming policy and municipal bylaw changes.  Armed with knowledge of the history of food security, you will have a clear picture on the issues and why growing food is a responsibility of the many, and not the few.

"Synopsis" by ,

When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour Americas small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some fun.  But what she fou

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