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Gaining Ground : A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm - Forrest Pritchard

Gaining Ground

A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

Author: Forrest Pritchard
Narrated by: Roger Wayne

Audio CD

Published: 30th December 2013
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One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues-through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters-is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on your heartstrings and feeds your soul long after you've finished.

"By the end of his wonderful book, Pritchard lies in a field pondering his own slim margin of success from slowing things down in our fast paced world; a well-deserved moment of happiness for this important new spokesperson of the future of agriculture and poet of the earth." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

ISBN: 9781452618609
ISBN-10: 1452618607
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 30th December 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.7 x 16.3  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Type: Unabridged