On Good Land
The Autobiography of
an Urban Farm
by Michael Ableman
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"Lyrical tale of the survival and triumph
of a small farm amid the suburban sprawl of southern
California with writing as rich and satisfying as
the taste of ripe melon."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Inspiring and utterly absorbing."
The remarkable story of a farm's struggle to survive amidst a sea of
development, and the awakening of a community to the riches it provides. In
an age when most farms are far from our homes and dangerously far from our
consciousness, Michael Ableman's tales of rural adventure in what is
now the suburbs offer a glimpse of lost bounty and wildness.
Funny, inspiring and educational, this memoir-song
to the land takes us into the fields where natural
wonders ( and minor catastrophes) await.