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Who's Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency

by Patrice Newell

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PUBLISHED: 18th June 2019
ISBN: 9780143789390
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 18th June 2019
ISBN: 9780143789390

Publisher Description

In an era of rapid climate change, this vital account of how agriculture can address major issues is an Australian story with global ramifications. Patrice is at the frontline of enormous challenges, from water scarcity and land stewardship to food security and the rural-urban divide. The devastation of drought and the crises created by industrial-scale chemically-dependent primary production are discussed and alternatives proposed - along with bold ideas for new sources of energy.

Patrice has travelled the world exploring best practice and invested heavily in organic methods on her farm. She believes we can produce enough good food to feed the world without further environmental wreckage or loss of bio-diversity. With glimpses of the individuals who make working the farm so rewarding, Who's Minding the Farm? provides a window into the pains, pleasures and politics of life on the land, and promotes new ways of thinking, no matter where you live.

Who's minding the farm? A shared responsibility for us all.

Author Biography

Patrice Newell was born in Adelaide. After careers in modelling, journalism and television, she bought a farm in Gundy, New South Wales with her partner Phillip Adams, where she produces biodynamic olive oil, garlic, honey, soap and beef. Her books include Tree to Table, Ten Thousand Acres- A Love Story, a heartfelt call for sustainable land use; The Olive Grove, her bestselling account of leaving the city for life on the land; and The River, a critically acclaimed examination of water-management issues facing rural communities. You can follow the life of Patrice's farm at patricenewell.com.au

Product Details

Author
Patrice Newell
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0143789392
ISBN-13
9780143789390
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2019-06-18
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
304
Subtitle
In this climate emergency
Short Title
Who's Minding the Farm?
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
AU Release Date
2019-06-18
NZ Release Date
2019-06-18