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    It’s all but certain that the next 50 years will bring enormous, not to say cataclysmic, disruptions to our present way of life. World oil reserves will be exhausted within that time frame, as will the lithium that powers today’s most sophisticated batteries, suggesting that transportation is equally imperiled. And there’s another, even more dire limitation that is looming: at current rates of erosion, the world’s topsoil will be gone in 60 years. Fresh water sources are in jeopardy, too. In short, the large-scale agricultural and food delivery system as we know it has at most a few decades before it exhausts itself and the planet with it. 

    Farming for the Long Haul is about building a viable small-farm economy that can withstand the economic, political, and climatic shock waves that the 21st century portends. It draws on the innovative work of contemporary farmers, but more than that, it shares the experiences of farming societies around the world that have maintained resilient agricultural systems over centuries of often-turbulent change. Indigenous agriculturalists, peasants, and traditional farmers have all created broad strategies for survival through good times and bad, and many of them prospered. They also developed particular techniques for managing soil, water, and other resources sustainably. Some of these techniques have been taken up by organic agriculture and permaculture, but many more of them are virtually unknown, even among alternative farmers. This book lays out some of these strategies and presents techniques and tools that might prove most useful to farmers today and in the uncertain future.

    ©2019 Michael Foley (P)2019 Chelsea Green Publishing

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    • Sharon S
    • 29/03/2020

    Excellent Socio-Political Farmers Manifesto

    First off - This is not a “how to farm book”, nor does it claim to be. Please ignore the reviews by people saying that the title of this is misleading, and they were disappointed...

    This is in fact an excellent book. An important book everyone should read/listen to.

    It covers the history of agriculture, how different people farmed, the successes, the downfalls, the modern day political issues farmers face, as well as some hopeful suggestions of what can be done before we deplete our Top Soil (which we have less than 60 years left with current agricultural practices)

    This should be a mandatory reading for high school students. Educate them on the history of agriculture and they will be our hope for the future.

    If you do no know where your food comes from, it is as if you do not know your self.

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    • Russell Smith
    • 26/08/2019

    drek

    I had expected to find a book on regenerative agriculture and got a diatribe decrying the evils of private property and returning to a system of commons such as found in medieval Europe, he claims that arable land will be gone on 60 years and quotes Dr David R Montgomery who in fact says we're are losing topsoil at a rate of 0.3% per year, which is way too fast, but this nets a 30% loss in a century.
    I purchased this on audible and made it about halfway through chapter 6 before being so disgusted I found something else to listen to.
    if I wanted anti capitalist rhetoric I would turn on any number of socialist networks, not subsidize it with my hard earned money.

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    • Tom&Leslie
    • 24/04/2019

    Not what I expected

    This is really a social commentary that uses farming as the vehicle. It has very little to do with actual farming.

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    • SpinningKat
    • 01/03/2019

    Sobering assessment of farming

    As wool farmer, I found this book very insightful , sighting world agriculture history as the basis for ideas on how to move forward. It accurately portrays how politics has played a part both domestically and globally. And it voices an approach of local cooperation and small scale economics in farming as a means of meeting the population's need for food and fiber. The dinosaur will soon be corporate farming, because their failure to renew resources such as soil and the practice of monoculture farming and debt carried is failing to produce good livings as commodity prices fall. Rising now is the small farmer who raises chickens, vegetables, meat all on small acreage. This method creates a greater yield per acre and renews a charished lifestyle of subsistence and the support of the local community. All these subjects are addressed in the book. I for one appreciate the clarity of perspective and effort in research. I am one of those farmers who is making it work, creating and encouraging the farm to clothing movement. And I do manage to make a bit of money. We are at the forefront of encouraging sustainable clothing and produce socks on the farm where the wool is grown, along with yarn and fiber for hand crafters. I thank this author for pulling together this information and hoping more folks are encouraged to get farming to improve quality of life, and excellent food and fiber. See our Facebook group Farm to Clothing.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 20/03/2021

    A few gold nuggets if you can get past the contradictory worldview of the author.

    There are a just a few nuggets in this book in the form of short blurbs about some long lost methods of sustainable and regenerative production. However these small morsels exist in a deep and wide pot of soup which consists of contradictory ideology and world views of the author. It also reads quite dry which I personally don’t mind, but I’m sure will bore the heck out of people who value the power fo story in communication.

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    • ben
    • 11/02/2021

    The way forward is to go back.

    loved this book biodiversity always wins. truly will pu tto use some of the things I learned. very well done.

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    • Fengh
    • 04/06/2020

    sounds like a generic computer Voice...

    This is hard to follow, he reads it like a computer generated voice.

    The book points out, that there were many good things in the past and transports that old knowledge to the future. It could be shorter OR he could have added more advice from his own perspective to it. its a lot of example stacking...

    over all a good book