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Berry, Wendell

Summary: Wendell Berry's profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this new gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that American cultural problems are nearly always aligned with their agricultural problems, and recent events have shone a terrible spotlight on the divides between our urban and rural citizens....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2017

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Summary: Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arts Alliance America 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FUT

Summary: Edible Grande Traverse is a community-based publication that promotes the local food, farms and cuisine of Michigan's Northwestern Lower Peninsula.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Edible Grand Traverse 2008

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Wuthnow, Robert.

Summary: This book is a study of the fifty years starting in the 1950s in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. For many Americans, the Midwest is a vast unknown. In this book the author sets out to rectify this. He shows how the region has undergone extraordinary social transformations over the past half-century and proven itself surprisingly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.977 WUT

Summary: The Jordan family has farmed in Iowa for generations. Due to the crisis of the '80s and '90s, they are in danger of losing the farm. One of the daughters comes back home to document the extraordinary efforts the family makes to keep their farm.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRO

Kivirist, Lisa

Summary: "Females are farming in record numbers. Covering everything from business planning to tool use to integrating family into farm operations, Soil Sisters is a comprehensive blueprint for women who dream of bringing their vision of agricultural entrepreneurship to life. This unique guide blends inspiring stories of successful female farmers with practical information and resources for women...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 630 KIV

Michigan State University

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 630 MIC

Michigan State University

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University 2007

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Berry, Wendell

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 1981

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.54 BER

Borgert-Spaniol, Megan

Summary: Retelling of traditional song.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Cantata Learning 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BOR

Summary: Begun as a semi-monthly, the Michigan Farmer later became a monthly and for the second half of its life was a weekly. It had many different editors. For the first few years it was devoted exclusively to agriculture, horticulture, and the household, but in 1853 an education section was added. Contents included articles on caring for livestock and crops, and illustrated articles on farm...

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Publisher / Publication Date: H. Hurlbut 1845

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1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R NEL 630 Michigan

Michigan

Summary: Agriculture report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1896, with supplementary papers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan Dept. of Agriculture 0000

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1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R NEL 630.9774 Thirty-Fifth

Tate, Nikki

Summary: Looks at farming and the ways that children from different cultures help in the production and distribution of food around the world, with attention paid to environmental and food supply issues.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Woods, Michael

Summary: Discusses agricultural technology in various cultures from the Stone Age to 476 A.D., including China, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and Greece.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Runestone Press 2000

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Benjamin, Darryl

Summary: In Farm to Table, Darryl Benjamin and Chef Lyndon Virkler explore both the roots of our current, corporate food system malaise, and the response by small farmers, food co-ops, chefs and restaurateurs, institutions, and many more, to replace the status quo with something more healthy, fair, just, and delicious. Today's consumers are demanding increase accountability from food growers and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2016

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Allen, Will

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences as a sharecropper's son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate, and employ thousands of at-risk youths.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 631.5 ALL

Despommier, Dickson D.

Summary: When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 630 DES

Summary: Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SEE

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Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2002

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 630.277 FAT

Manning, Richard

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Point Press 2004

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Ozeki, Ruth L.

Summary: Returning home to the Idaho potato farm she fled twenty-five years earlier, Yumi struggles with her father's terminal illness, her mother's Alzheimer's, her former best friend, and a former lover who once offended the town.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OZE

Summary: A character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD CHE NOT RATED

Elliott, Shaye

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Summary: Following the success of Welcome to the Farm, Shaye Elliott shares how she celebrates family and farm traditions year-round in Seasons at the Farm. With her engaging storytelling and gorgeous full-color photos, Shaye brings to life how to entertain simply yet beautifully without mortgaging the farm. Simple recipes, decorating advice, and projects make this an inspirational and aspirational...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2018

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Elliott, Shaye

Summary: The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 635 ELL