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This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm
In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg's The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one of the country's first community-supported farms. By reflecting on four seasons of activity at his beloved Quail Hill Farm in eastern Long Island, Scott Chaskey offer ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Penguin Books
(first published 2005)
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So there I was, shopping for cough drops and all-fruit popsicles, when I saw the stand of books near the check-out at QFC. What better way to beat the sick-at-home, stuck-on-the-couch blues than by curling up with a new book? And, possessing a new dream of living on a farm someday, I saw fit to make that new book This Common Ground. I'll let you know how it goes...
The opposite of "Harvest", a really beautiful look at organic farming. The author talks wistfully about his time farming in Cornwall, England, and shares his poetry (and the poetry of others). Embraced the beauty of nature and how everything in our world works together to support each other. Loved learned and reading about his farming experiences. Wonderful descriptions that created a lovely image of his farms in my mind.
This book caught my eye because it was about organic farming, something that I know nothing about but have a desperate desire to do, in a small way, in a container on my back porch. This book was more about being outside in nature, feeding people off the land, planting garlic but since the author is more often a poet, it had quite the poetic feel.