This Common Ground

This Common Ground

Seasons on An Organic Farm

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg's The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one of the country's first community-supported farms. By reflecting on four seasons of activity at his beloved Quail Hill Farm in eastern Long Island, Scott Chaskey offers stirring insight into the connections between land and the human family. Whether writing about the voice of a small wren nesting in the lemon balm or a meadow of oats, millet, and peas rising to silver and green after a fresh rain, this poet-farmer's contagious sense of wonder brings us back to our bond with the soil.

Baker & Taylor
The author chronicles a year at Quail Hill Farm, an organic community farm, where he has worked as land steward and farmer, offering his observations on farm life, nature, wildlife, changing seasons, and community.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN: 9780670034291
Branch Call Number: 630.584 CHASK
Characteristics: viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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