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Book Group: Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future, by Martha Hodgkins (ed.)
September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will be discussing Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future, (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017), edited by Martha Hodgkins for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
About Martha Hodgkins and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture:
The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture “is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system. We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem. In our quest to transform the way America eats and farms, we convene change makers, train farmers, educate food citizens and develop agroecological farming practices.”
Martha Hodgkins.is communications director at Stone Barns Center. Her commitment to sustainable agriculture grew out of her work in conservation and a deep respect for wildlands and the natural world. “At Stone Barns Center, Martha works to connect people not only with our work, but also with the larger issues surrounding food and agriculture today.”
To RSVP email the Book Group at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Book Group is open to anyone who can read, loves cooking a dish, and likes a good conversation.
The Book Group meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9pm in Sebastopol. It’s a convivial dinner. Please bring a dish for four and a beverage.
To be a member of the Book Group you don’t need to be a member of Slow Food, although – of course – we hope that with time you will become one.
Summary of Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future
Publishers Summary: Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, and community. Three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail. Barbara Kingsolver speaks to the tribe of farmers—some born to it, many self-selected—with love, admiration, and regret. Dan Barber traces the rediscovery of lost grains and foodways. Michael Pollan bridges the chasm between agriculture and nature. Bill McKibben connects the early human quest for beer to the modern challenge of farming in a rapidly changing climate. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree probes the politics of being a young farmer today. Farmer Mas Masumoto passes on family secrets to his daughter—and not-soon-forgotten stories to us all. Other contributors include Temple Grandin, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Wendell Berry, Rick Bayless, and Marion Nestle.
Letters to a Young Farmer is both a compelling history and a vital road map—a reckoning of how we eat and farm; how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future; and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.
Reviews of Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future
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Corp Author Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.Corp Author Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.Title Letters to a young farmer : on food, farming, and our future / Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture ; Martha Hodgkins, editor ; illustrations by Chris Wormell.
Imprint New York : Princeton Architectural Press,  Edition First edition.
Descript 175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Barbara Kingsolver — Amigo Bob Cantisano — Wes Jackson — Chellie Pingree — Verlyn Klinkenborg — Karen Washington — Joan Dye Gussow — Raj Patel — Barbara Damrosch — Gary Paul Nabhan — Mary Berry — Dan Barber — Will Harris — Anna Lappe — Joel Salatin — Bill McKibben — Ben Burkett — Amy Halloran — Nephi Craig — Wendell Berry — Alice Waters — Eliot Coleman — Brian Richter — Michael Pollan — Fred Kirschenmann — Nancy Vail and Jered Lawson — Temple Grandin — Wendy Millet — Mary-Howell Martens — Rick Bayless — Danielle Nierenberg — Allan Savory — Marion Nestle — Richard Wiswall — Nicolas Jammet — Mas Masumoto.
Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: Letters to a Young Farmer is both a compelling history and a vital road map – a reckoning of how we eat and farm; how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future; and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.
Subject Agricultural literature — United States.Alt Author Hodgkins, Martha, editor.Alt Title On food, farming, and our futureISBN 9781616895303 (paperback alkaline paper)1616895306 (paperback alkaline paper)Standard # 40026945752LC CARD # 2016013820Standard # Chronicle Books Llc, C/O Hachette Book Group USA 53 State st 9th Fl, Boston, MA, USA, 02109 SAN 200-2205