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The Resource The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution, Brent Preston

The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution, Brent Preston

Label
The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution
Title
The new farm
Title remainder
our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution
Statement of responsibility
Brent Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." -- Amazon.com
Summary
The story of a family that quit the rat race and left Toronto ten years ago to live out their ideals on an organic farm, and ended up building a model for a new kind of agriculture that brings people together around good food, promotes a healthier planet, and celebrates good living.
Tone
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10570883
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1969-
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Preston, Brent
Dewey number
631.5/84
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Preston, Brent
  • Organic farmers
  • Organic farming
  • Farms, Small
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
Target audience
adult
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our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution
Label
The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution, Brent Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published by Random House of Canada in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Buying the farm -- Baby steps -- School of hard knocks -- The groundhog wars -- A world of pain -- The culinary world -- Castration 101 -- Learning to work -- Cash cropping -- Los muchanchos -- The stop -- Small is beautiful
Control code
on1000583490
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781419731082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1000583490
Label
The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution, Brent Preston
Publication
Note
First published by Random House of Canada in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Buying the farm -- Baby steps -- School of hard knocks -- The groundhog wars -- A world of pain -- The culinary world -- Castration 101 -- Learning to work -- Cash cropping -- Los muchanchos -- The stop -- Small is beautiful
Control code
on1000583490
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781419731082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1000583490

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