Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small by Connor J. Fitzmaurice,Brian Gareau PDF

By Connor J. Fitzmaurice,Brian Gareau

ISBN-10: 0300199457

ISBN-13: 9780300199451

An exploration of the lived adventure of small-scale natural farmers in New England that unpacks how they stability their beliefs with monetary realities

lately, the recognition of organically grown produce has exploded. In 2014, natural fruit and veggies accounted for 12% of all produce revenues within the usa, with $39 billion in buyer revenues suggested for 2015. As a federally well-known area of interest industry in the agricultural mainstream, natural farming is more and more on exhibit in American grocery shops. but the natural nutrients such a lot americans eat at the present time is produced via an commercial meals method at odds with the practices and beliefs of small-scale farmers. Taking an ethnographic procedure, the fieldwork through Connor Fitzmaurice and Brian Gareau at a small New England natural farm sheds mild on how farmers navigate the tricky terrain among practices of sustainability and the commercial realities of latest agriculture. Drawing on huge study, Fitzmaurice and Gareau study the old context, complexities, and viability of nonconventional natural farming practices: practices that search to stability ecology and neighborhood with the enterprise of agriculture.

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