In the context of the rapidly changing farm and food environment, Norlightpress author Steven McFadden has written a greatly expanded 2nd edition of The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century.
The new edition is an effective way for people to learn about and to teach food security. It’s loaded with model after model of ways for families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and churches to meet the challenge of caring for the land and providing an ample supply of clean food.
The acclaimed 1st edition of The Call of the Land was named one of the Best Books of 2009 by Food Systems Network NYC. The 2nd edition, far more comprehensive, is making a deeper, wider, and even more positive impression.
The Call of the Land is an excellent outreach tool for schools and farms to help educate and build community support. The more the community knows about what sustainable agrarian initiatives are doing for the land, for food, and for life, the more strongly the community will stand in support.
While no single remedy meets the many challenges to our food and farms, hundreds of positive, creative options are already in place. This book sets them out plainly and powerfully. Every household, library, church, and school should have a copy.
The Call of the Land illuminates the paths forward, revealing a range of models to establish a sustainable agrarian foundation for the fragile high-tech, digital-wave culture emerging so dynamically in our world. We have commenced a transition the likes of which few are prepared for, but to which we all can respond with intelligence.
The book gives voice to a swelling chorus of millennial agrarians who are working in cities, suburbs, countryside schools, churches, companies, and campuses to create a clean, secure, sustainable food system as a healthy foundation for the dynamic, high-tech culture that is emerging.