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Call of the Reed Warbler : a new agriculture : a new earth / Charles Massy
Bib ID 8539169
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Massy, Charles, author
 
Description St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2020 
St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2020 
©2017 
xiv, 511 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780702263224
Summary

This ground-breaking 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.

Notes

"As seen on Australian story" --Front cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Food supply -- Australia.  |  Sustainable agriculture -- Australia.  |  Pasture ecology -- Australia -- Management.

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