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TitleCall of the Reed Warbler
AuthorCharles Massy
ISBN0702253413
ImprintCharles Massy Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatPaperback
Pages448

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Is it too late to regenerate the earth Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet This ground breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health It is a story of how a grassroots revolution a true underground insurgency can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food Using his personal experience as a touchstone from an unknowing, chemical using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000 hectare property to a state of natural health Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit obsessed corporations driving it He shows through evocative stories how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope.

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Robert Lukins

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

I didn t know I wanted to know everything about regenerative farming turns out I did because this is actually about how humans exist within the environment, and this is the only real story read this cry and then be hopeful give it to a farmer.


Rowan

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

Great book and a celebration of so many Australian farmers I have met over the years who have helped define alternative approaches to agricultural landscape management Like the way he does not advocate any particular model thereby allowing the reader to pick elements that are relevant to their inter... (Sign in to see more)


Stephen

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

A little too abstract, a little too wise It is time for us to kiss the earth again. Robinson Jeffers Return To say this is a book about agriculture is like saying War and Peace is a book about battles Paul Hawken s blurb calls it the single most important book on agriculture today Well put T... (Sign in to see more)


Laughing Cavalier

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

Call of the Reed Warbler A New Agriculture A New Earth by Charles Massy is an inspirational, timely and significant book about one of the most important subjects facing the world How are we going to feed the world s growing population within ecological limits and regenerate degraded landscapes Charl... (Sign in to see more)


PJ

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

Call of the Reed Warbler is absolutely breathtaking In scope In detail In its vision of a new form of agriculture, a new world An article I read recently dovetails neatly with Charles Massy s vision it included the important observation that climate change is a symptom, and should be treated... (Sign in to see more)


Lisa

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

An incredibly informative and well written book that EVERY farmer, every person really, should read Not only does Massy prove via many case studies across Australia that regenerative agriculture CAN succeed over huge expanses and CAN feed the world, but he shows that there are many ways to achieve t... (Sign in to see more)


Simon Pockley

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

For anyone feeling despair, there is hopejust finished Charles Massy s Call of the Reed Warbler , a wonderful synthesis overview of the work of many people I admire and lots I hadn t known about who are working to regenerate the soil earth Although it s a bit short on detail and grazier farmer centr... (Sign in to see more)


Ross

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

I ve read books on regenerative agriculture and agrarian philosophy like this, but none so specific to Australia their colloquialisms at times threw me in a fun way Found the context of Australia s unique geological and aboriginal history useful for understanding why a book like this had to be writt... (Sign in to see more)


Rob O&

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

This timely and revolutionary book quietly slipped into shelves in 2017 But it is not a quiet book Massy takes true aim at our agriculture and food production and calls for a revolution The old paradigm of exploitation must be overthrown, and replaced by a holistic and intelligent approach to the l... (Sign in to see more)


Lee Baker

Call of the Reed Warbler By Charles Massy

This is a must read book for all who care about the future of the Australian landscape Beautifully written with love for the land on display in each new chapter.


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