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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 9781550920001
Format: Digital - 128 pages
Size: 4" x 6" (w x h)
BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

An Able Farmer (PDF)

Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming unviable. Cars and cows increasingly devour grain harvests, sending prices skyrocketing. More Americans than ever before require food stamps and food pantries just to get by, and a worldwide food crisis is unfolding, overseas and in our kitchens.

About the Authors

Sidney Hanky is a writer, teacher, blogger, and farmer who raises vegetables, poultry and dairy goats with her family in upstate New York.

This author has won several awards for her pioneering work in community farming.


"Provides a thought-provoking perspective and a call to action on the role of sustainability as a key factor in driving value. It challenges all of us to find strategies that truly align our economic, community, and environmental stakeholders."
Bob Katzen, CEO, Vand Resources, Inc.

"The end of the exploitive, and the rise of the regenerative: that's the clarion call in this must-read book. Our consumptive status quo is too costly for the economy and it's past-time we mainstream a new way. What we eat, wear, ride, fly, and build must be regenerative. How? This book shows the way. An authoritative nod towards a much-needed norm and narrative, this book is a masterful mix of the hard and soft sciences, putting solid numbers behind sound narratives. For anyone wanting to save people and the planet, this book is the path to pursue and the story to tell."
Niel Monroe, Managing Director, Urban Wharehouse

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