Gaining Ground - Forrest Pritchard (CD/Spoken Word)

A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

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Barcode
9781452618609
Department
Books
Released
30 Dec 2013
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Forrest Pritchard
Roger Wayne (Narrator)
Joel Salatin (Foreward By)
Subtitle
A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
Binding
CD/Spoken Word
Publisher
Tantor Media Inc
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Dimensions
133 x 165 x 32mm (236g)

Annotation

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.

Summary

  • 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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Business
Library Subject 1
Farmers; Virginia; Biography.
Library Subject 2
Farmers' markets.
Library Subject 3
Local foods.
Dewey Classification
630.92

Author Bio

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.