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THE TOWN THAT FOOD SAVED How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

by | Read by Arthur Morey

Contemporary Culture • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

In a chatty way, food author Ben Hewitt examines the “agri-prenurial” trends in food production adopted by citizens of the Vermont community of Hardwick. Striving for less dependence on chemicals and non-ecological practices, the rural society has migrated to methods of the past in a movement they term “small-scale ag.” They attempt freedom from externalities—like fertilizer—by composting, mulching, and adding their own human waste. Narrator Arthur Morey recounts the writer’s journeys to inspect small operations that exemplify the parochial shift. His quiet voice fits the demeanor of the message, written in first person, by the tranquil reporter. Meeting the farmers in many interviews gives listeners an intimate portrait of the commitment and emotions behind this remedy for the nation’s dwindling food supply. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441766557 $29.95 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441766564 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441766533 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441766540 $76.00 • Seven CDs

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