From the Good Earth
A Celebration of Growing Food Around the World
by Michael Ableman
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Food, land and culture are intertwined. This internationally
acclaimed book takes us on a stirring photographic
journey through five continents to remote traditional
farming communities, into the stark fields of industrial
agriculture and to the rebirth of small scale organic
farms around the world.
Armed with a farmer's curiosity and a photographer's
eye, over a period of seven years, author Michael
Ableman visited farmers in small villages in southern
China, the Peruvian Andes, the mountains of central
Africa, and the American Southwest seeking out cultures
and individuals who grow food in ways to support
their communities and care for the land.
The rich images and text challenge us to participate - in the marketplace,
in our kitchens and in our own backyards.
This sumptuous and timely book is for everyone who
enjoys good food and the bounty of the earth.
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