"We could love the limits to action imposed by nature as much as we love to transcend them" – Chris Smaje, author of new book
The inspiring article summarised below is an excerpt from the new book by Chris Smaje, A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity, and a Shared Earth (Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2020).
Why we need a small farm future
by Chris Smaje
Independent Science News, 26 Oct 2020
Synopsis: What would a truly resilient society look like? This article is an excerpt from the new book A Small Farm Future: Making the Case For A Society Built Around Local Economies, Self Provisioning Agricultural Diversity, and A Shared Earth. The book examines the question of resilience from the points of view of politics, economics, and the physical world, and it challenges both conventional wisdom and standard utopian visions to elaborate on the opportunities and the problems inherent in realising this goal. As Vandana Shiva notes on the cover “Either we have a small farm future, or we face collapse”.
The author is a farmer and former academic and the book is published by Chelsea Green Publishing.
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