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The New Farm

Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution

By Brent Preston
Narrated by Chris Henry Coffey / 6 hours 30 minutes

After years of working at the ends of the earth in human rights and development, Brent Preston and his wife were die-hard city dwellers. But when their second child arrived, the shine came off urban living. In 2003 they bought a hundred acres and a rundown farmhouse and set out to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, nourish their community, heal their environment, and turn a profit. The New Farm is Preston’s memoir of a decade of grinding toil and perseverance. Farming is a complex and precarious business, and they made plenty of mistakes along the way. But as they learned how to grow food, and to succeed at the business of farming, they also found that a small, sustainable, organic farm could be an engine for change, a path to a more just and sustainable food system. Today, The New Farm supplies top restaurants, supports community food banks, hosts events with leading chefs, and grows extraordinary produce. Told with humor and heart, The New Farm is a joy, a passionate book by an important new voice.

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Author
Narrator Chris Henry Coffey
ISBN 9781683354321
Length 6 hours 30 minutes
Language English
Publisher Abrams Books
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #38,998 Overall
Genre Rank #2,660 in Science
 

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