Gaining Ground - Forrest Pritchard (CD/Spoken Word)
A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
- R 651
- 30 Dec 2013
- Supply Source
- A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
- CD/Spoken Word
- Tantor Media Inc
- 133 x 165 x 32mm (236g)
Chronicles the author's efforts to rescue his family's seventh-generation farm from insolvency by turning it into a sustainable, grass-fed, organic operation while also dealing with his father's declining health.
- One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues-through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters-is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on your heartstrings and feeds your soul long after you've finished.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Biography & Autobiography / Business
- Library Subject 1
- Farmers; Virginia; Biography.
- Library Subject 2
- Farmers' markets.
- Library Subject 3
- Local foods.
- Dewey Classification
Wayne, Roger: - Roger Wayne hails from small-town Minnesota. He served in the Air Force as a broadcast journalist in South Korea before obtaining his BA in communications and journalism. Roger has recorded for video games, animation, and commercials, and he loves making books come to life. You can see what he's up to at rogerwayne.com.