Farm: The Making of a Climate Activist

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Scribe Publications
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781957363462

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About the Author

Nicola Harvey is a writer, producer, and a farmer. Previously with BuzzFeed as a managing editor, she's now a podcast producer, with credits under her belt including Pretty For an Aboriginal, Debutante, and A Carnivore's Crisis, the latter with Rachel Khoo.

Reviews

"An enlightening read for everyone who is interested in food production. It is both intensely personal and vitally important, ranging far and wide across the agricultural spectrum, teasing out issues and raising questions, but also offering sustenance and hope."
--Julia Taylor, Books+Publishing

"Through her storytelling and reporting, Nicola Harvey renders in full color arguments about food and climate change that too often are portrayed as black and white. Humanity, compassion, and rigorous research make this an essential book for both those working on food system issues and those who simply care about food."
--Alicia Kennedy, food and drink writer, author of No Meat Required

"More than a memoir, Farm is a call to arms for farmers to do better, for people to understand food systems better, and for all of us to join together and help heal the planet."
--Matthew Evans, chef, food critic, and farmer-food activist

"Part memoir, part environmental clarion call, [Farm] is conversational in tone and often vivid."
--Steven Carroll and Cameron Woodhead, The Sydney Morning Herald

"This is a timely and important book ... As problems mount Farm may begin to worry, even depress, some readers ... At this point, as a gifted writer, Harvey turns the tables. Allowing the reader the relief of problem-solving, harmony and some success ... Ultimately this is an optimistic, even joyous, book."
--Michael McKernan, The Canberra Times

"By taking a look at the extensive bibliography you'll quickly see how intensely researched the book is which adds weight to the arguments and questions it presents ... The book also poses questions about food production, food consumption, the food industry and the impact of big supermarket chains on consumer choices and farming profitability ... I certainly recommend this book to anyone stepping into the realm of regenerative agriculture and to anyone interested in the challenge of meeting global food demands while still caring for the planet. It is by no means a light read but it is, without doubt, a worthy and enlightening one."
--Australian Rural and Regional News

"Farm offers a fascinating insight into an upstart farming couple's quest to balance the need for profit and productivity with the desire to look after the environment ... The book embellishes a subject matter which is often framed in black and white with much needed shades of grey. It is bound to offer plenty of food for thought for both farmers, and city slickers alike."
--The Senior

"[R]igorous and informative."
--Publishers Weekly