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Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature Book
Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature is a collection of more than 20 essays by such leading ecological and agrarian voices as Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, Laura Jackson, Fred Kirschenmann, Dave Foreman, and Gary Paul Nabhan. With grace and insight, these essays analyze and vividly depict the urgent and complex issues facing communities and cultures throughout the world: the need for heightened land stewardship in an era of diminishing natural resources, amidst a profound extinction crisis. The ideas and stories in Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature will change your perceptions about agriculture and conservation. From the shift away from corn-based factory feedlots toward grass pastured economy, to the value of native bees, fish, and predators in agricultural landscapes, to a vision for rewilding the North American continent, these carefully chosen pieces offer the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of the new movement known as conservation-based agriculture. Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature persuasively demonstrates that farm and ranch operations that coexist with the wild are necessary to sustain biodiversity and beauty on the landscape. But it is also a call for heightened protection of the wild, and a caution against “resourcism.” And not a moment to soon. Our ability to feed ourselves and sustain the natural legacy of the planet will be deeply intertwined with the food and farming systems of our present and future. is possible.
Farming With the Wild Book
Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches presents a compelling view of a future in which farming and ranching operations are integrated into regional networks of protected wildlands. Dan Imhoff records his travels to the far reaches of the U.S. in search of farmers, ranchers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations who strive to develop and renew successful agricultural practices compatible with wild Nature. Farming with the Wild demonstrates persuasively that such a future is possible.
Farm as Natural Habitat Book
Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems by Dana L. Jackson, Laura L. Jackson. Contributors bring together insights and practices from conservation biology and sustainable agriculture in support of the idea that the agricultural landscape can be restored to a healthy diversity. The book is a well-balanced presentation of the social and economic opportunities for achieving a partnership between agriculture and conservation, showing that managing land for agriculture and conservation must involve not only farmers, but also conservationists, ecologists, policy makers and ultimately, consumers.
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