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Call of the reed warbler : a new agriculture, a new earth / Charles Massy.

Author/Creator:
Massy, Charles, author.
Publication:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 511 pages, 8 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Australia.
Sustainable agriculture -- Australia.
Food supply -- Australia.
Food supply.
Sustainable agriculture.
Local subjects:
Food supply. (search)
Sustainable agriculture. (search)
Summary:
"Is it too late to regenerate the earth? This groundbreaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution, a true underground insurgency, can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health. Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows, through evocative stories, how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope."-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Into the anthropocene. A Gondwanan ark ; Emergence of the mechanical mind
Regenerating the five landscape functions. An indivisible, dynamic whole
Regenerating the solar-energy function. An upside-down world ; Out of Africa ; Make mistakes but don't do nothing
Regenerating the water cycle. Water, water everywhere ; Call of the reed warbler
Regenerating the soil-mineral cycle. From stardust to stardust ; Farming without farming ; Dancing under the moon
Regenerating dynamic ecosystems. Keep a green bough in your heart ; Blessed are the meek ; Listen to the land
Regenerating the landscape: role of the human- social. A mysterious dialogue ; Design with nature ; Agri-climate: source of a healthy culture, society and Mother Earth
Transforming ourselves- transforming Earth. The big picture: Co-creating with landscapes ; Transforming ourselves ; Healing Earth ; Healing ourselves ; Towards an emergent future.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John Lammey Stewart Memorial Library Fund.
Contributor:
John Lammey Stewart Memorial Library Fund.
ISBN:
9781603588133
1603588132
9781603588140
1603588140
OCLC:
1035822755
Publisher Number:
99979273891
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