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A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography

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In this love story of land and family, Kayann Short explores her farm roots from her grandparents North Dakota homesteads to her own Stonebridge Farm, an organic, community-supported farm on the Colorado Front Range where small-scale, local agriculture borrows lessons of the past to cultivate sustainable communities for the future.

"A Bushels Worth is my favorite kind of nonfiction. Not only is it about many topics close to my heart—gardening, food, family—it is a beautifully told story, and a love story at that, centered around the love of a couple, their love for the land, and a communitys love for a way of life. This book forever changed my perspective and awareness as I 'walk out' in my own garden."

Katrina Kittle, author, The Blessings of the Animals

“A heartfelt meditation on farm, food, and family. A Bushels Worth tells a love story of the land and a life spent caring for it.”

Hannah Nordhaus, author, The Beekeepers Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Help Feed America

“Kayann Short shares a passionate and often lyrical account of how she and her husband John took their first brave steps toward revitalizing a small Colorado farm and with it their lives and the community they drew around them. This is a book about how agriculture continues to create culture when it is practiced with generosity, creativity and attention. It is an inspiring story, a gift for all of us, both on and off the farm, who are trying to learn how to slow down our frenzied lives so that we may give ourselves to what really matters.”

Gregory Spaid, author, Grace: Photographs of Rural America

"With a companionable mix of literary and earthy sensibilities, Kayann Short writes with graceful, ferocious attentiveness [and] finds reassurance for herself and her modern family in “the old wisdom of the fields.”

John Calderazzo, author, Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives

“[A] beautifully written and sensually rich ‘ecobiography of farm life...A Bushels Worth is a loving natural history – of a farm, a marriage, and a way of life that has changed interestingly and dramatically over just a few generations.”

Jane Shellenberger, author, Organic Gardeners Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West

“The book is a substantial meal...as much about growing community as it is about growing food, and it leaves the reader with a generous bushel of instruction and inspiration on both counts.”

Susan Becker, Director, Boulder Public Library Oral History Program

A Bushels Worth: An Ecobiography eloquently depicts humans and nature coexisting and mutually benefiting not only in theory, but in actuality...where people treat each other respectfully as they gently work on and with the land.”

Shelly Eberly, National Outings Leader, Sierra Club

Synopsis:

From her Colorado farm, Short explores the harvest of food and friendship reaped in this place-based narrative about sustainable communities.

Synopsis:

In this love story of land and family, Kayann Short explores her farm roots from her grandparents North Dakota homesteads to her own Stonebridge Farm, an organic, community-supported farm on the Colorado Front Range where small-scale, local agriculture borrows lessons of the past to cultivate sustainable communities for the future.

"With a companionable mix of literary and earthy sensibilities, Kayann Short writes with graceful, ferocious attentiveness [and] finds reassurance for herself and her modern family in “the old wisdom of the fields.”

John Calderazzo, author, Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives

About the Author

Kayann Short, Ph.D., is a writer, farmer, teacher, and activist at Stonebridge Farm, an organic community-supported farm in the Rocky Mountain foothills. She has directed memoir and digital storytelling projects with community elders, adult literacy students, and non-profit organizations. Her writing has appeared in Womens Review of Books, The Bloomsbury Review, Edible Front Range, and Colorado Gardener. More on her ecology-based memoir work is available at www.ecobiography.com. Besides growing delicious food at Stonebridge, Short teaches the important place of organic food production and agricultural preservation in a healthy, environmentally sustainable community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781937226190
Author:
Short, Kayann
Publisher:
Torrey House Press
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 BandW photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference

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From her Colorado farm, Short explores the harvest of food and friendship reaped in this place-based narrative about sustainable communities.
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In this love story of land and family, Kayann Short explores her farm roots from her grandparents North Dakota homesteads to her own Stonebridge Farm, an organic, community-supported farm on the Colorado Front Range where small-scale, local agriculture borrows lessons of the past to cultivate sustainable communities for the future.

"With a companionable mix of literary and earthy sensibilities, Kayann Short writes with graceful, ferocious attentiveness [and] finds reassurance for herself and her modern family in “the old wisdom of the fields.”

John Calderazzo, author, Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives

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