[E–book] Farming for the Long Haul

SUMMARY Farming for the Long Haul

Farming for the Long Haul

READ ¾ Farming for the Long Haul Michael Foley ´ 1 READ Peasants and traditional farmers have all created broad strategies for survival through good times and bad and many of them prospered They also developed particular techniues for managing soil water and other resources sustainably Some of these techniues have been taken up by organic agriculture and permaculture but many of them are virtually unknown even among alternative farmers This book lays out some of these strategies and presents techniues and tools that might prove most useful to farmers today and in the uncertain futur. I received this from NetGalley Overall interesting I wish the author would have gotten into the current literature on American agricultural history I found that to be pretty severely lacking The author s history tended towards pretty sweeping generalizations or anecdotal evidence

SUMMARY ↠ MEDECINANEWS.XYZ ´ Michael Foley

READ ¾ Farming for the Long Haul Michael Foley ´ 1 READ It's all but certain that the next fifty years will bring enormous not to say cataclysmic disruptions to our present way of life World oil reserves will be exhausted within that time frame as will the lithium that powers today's most sophisticated batteries suggesting that transportation is eually imperiled And there's another even dire limitation that is looming at current rates of erosion the world's topsoil will be gone in sixty years Fresh water sources are in jeopardy too In short the large scale agricultural and food deli. Very interesting overview of some of the current trends in sustainable agriculture As an outsider to the topic I enjoyed it as an introduction to a lot of different ideas and practices and it is engaging and very well written Gets very political in a good way

Michael Foley ´ 1 READ

READ ¾ Farming for the Long Haul Michael Foley ´ 1 READ Very system as we know it has at most a few decades before it exhausts itself and the planet with itFarming for the Long Haul is about building a viable small farm economy that can withstand the economic political and climatic shock waves that the twenty first century portends It draws on the innovative work of contemporary farmers but than that it shares the experiences of farming societies around the world that have maintained resilient agricultural systems over centuries of often turbulent change Indigenous agriculturalists. This is a book that in Chapter 10 promotes foot dragging dissimulation false compliance pilfering feigned ignorance slander arson sabotage and so forth I don t care what has been told in the previous 9 chapters or what was said in the following chapters the notion that arson is a legitimate tool to any cause is extremely extremely troubling for me and impossible to justifyThe book is anchored on the notion that the world will look extremely different in the future as it does now since the tenets of our modern civilization namely oil will be gone soon enough and we will most likely return to an agrarian society like it or not While I appreciate some of the ecological discussions on soils water management and use of woodlands the book tries to convince me that we should be an agrarian society right here and right now before the ominous end of oil since there is anecdotal evidence that this is possibleBut for me because it s possible even if anecdotally does not mean it s appropriate timely desirable or feasible for most and the book does little to convince me otherwise The arguments are reduced to redundant figures of speech such as big corporations are evil big government is failing us profit is bad which honestly is inefficient and tiring to read over and over again This could be a great conversation starter to what we want to see in a future that might not be as plentiful as our present in terms of the resources we have in hand but instead become a leftist utopia that does little to advance any serious discussion and don t get me wrong I m also a left leaning person but this book is just helpless


5 thoughts on “[E–book] Farming for the Long Haul

  1. says: [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul SUMMARY ↠ MEDECINANEWS.XYZ ´ Michael Foley Michael Foley ´ 1 READ

    [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul SUMMARY ↠ MEDECINANEWS.XYZ ´ Michael Foley Very interesting overview of some of the current trends in sustainable agriculture As an outsider to the topic I enjoyed it as an i

  2. says: SUMMARY Farming for the Long Haul [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul SUMMARY ↠ MEDECINANEWS.XYZ ´ Michael Foley

    [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul This is a book that in Chapter 10 promotes foot dragging dissimulation false compliance pilfering feigned ignorance slander arson sabotage and s

  3. says: [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul

    [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul Michael Foley ´ 1 READ I received this from NetGalley Overall interesting I wish the author would have gotten into the current literature on American agricultural history I found that to be pretty severely lacking The author's history tended towards pretty sweeping generalizations or anecdotal evidence

  4. says: [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul

    [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul Some interesting ideas but much conceptual than realistic More useful information in Restoration Agriculture by Shepard which this book uotes

  5. says: SUMMARY Farming for the Long Haul [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul

    [E–book] Farming for the Long Haul Michael Foley ´ 1 READ SUMMARY ↠ MEDECINANEWS.XYZ ´ Michael Foley What has Jewish Exodus to Palestine got anything to do with the future of farming?Trying to find something new or useful in this book is like trying to find a needle in a haystack Farmers with 'indigenous knowledge

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Farming for the Long Haul
  • Michael Foley
  • en
  • 04 April 2018
  • 9781603588003