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The Man Who Created Paradise: A Fable

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Gene Logsdon’s The Man Who Created Paradise is a message of hope at a time when the very concept of earth stewardship is under attack. The fable, inspired by a true story, tells how Wally Spero looked at one of the bleakest places in America—a raw and barren strip-mined landscape—and saw in it his escape from the drudgery of his factory job. He bought an old bulldozer and ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Ohio University Press
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Kirstin
Jan 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Logsdon takes a real-life premise--a man reclaiming farmland from spent strip mines with his bulldozer--and lets his imagination run wild, creating a thriving, innovative rural community that "ain't a return to anything and it ain't simple.... It's going forward and it's very complex." Very inspiring about where imagination + community can take us.
Scott Kellicker
Oct 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
The story of a farmer in Appalachian Ohio who turned strip mined land into sustainable farms.

An amazing story of an individual who had an idea and a tractor.

Again, thanks to Worthington's 'Ohio' shelf I found a great book I would not have found otherwise.
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