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Author Preston, Brent, 1969- author

Title The new farm : our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution / Brent Preston
Edition Unabridged
Published [New York, NY] : Abrams Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 15 min., 38 sec.)) : digital
Summary ADVANCE PRAISE"A must-read story told with honesty, humor, and humility by a passionate farmer who reminds us what our food system can and should be about."--Daniel Boulud" Preston uses brilliant storytelling and brutal honesty to describe what it takes to create both a viable organic farm and a more meaningful life for himself and his family. The New Farm is the kind of book that will inspire people to make positive change."--Arianna Huffington"Both a book about the food system and a tell-all of his journey ...The ups, and mostly downs, he describes might have been a trial but they do make for a good read."--The Globe and MailAfter years of working at the ends of the earth in human rights and development, Brent Preston and his wife were die-hard city dwellers. But when their second child arrived, the shine came off urban living. In 2003 they bought a hundred acres and a rundown farmhouse and set out to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, nourish their community, heal their environment, and turn a profit. The New Farm is Preston's memoir of a decade of grinding toil and perseverance.Farming is a complex and precarious business, and they made plenty of mistakes along the way. But as they learned how to grow food, and to succeed at the business of farming, they also found that a small, sustainable, organic farm could be an engine for change, a path to a more just and sustainable food system. Today, The New Farm supplies top restaurants, supports community food banks, hosts events with leading chefs, and grows extraordinary produce. Told with humor and heart, The New Farm is a joy, a passionate book by an important new voice.Includes an interview with The New Farm author, Brent Preston; co-owner of The New Farm, Gillian Flies; and Abrams Press Executive Editor, Jamison Stoltz
Performer Read by Chris Henry Coffey
Notes Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed December 6, 2018)
Subject Preston, Brent, 1969-
Farms, Small -- Canada
Organic farmers -- Canada -- Biography
Organic farming -- Canada
Sustainable agriculture
Farms, Small.
Organic farmers.
Organic farming.
Sustainable agriculture.
Genre/Form Downloadable audio books
Form Electronic book
Author Coffey, Chris Henry, 1971- narrator
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