Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada (USDA zone 5a)
Credit: Summary written by Dale Bunger.
Restoration Agriculture gives us a glimpse into the future of large scale, sustainable agriculture.
In his book, Mark Shepard discusses the myth of feeding the world with annual crops and provides an alternative that is not only practical, but can be used as a transitional blueprint. He weaves his wealth of experience with scientific facts and technical knowledge, providing answers to some of the most discussed topics in Permaculture today.
Restoration Agriculture tackles the myth that our current agricultural system is the only way to feed our planet and provides an intelligent counterpoint to the typical arguments against large scale Permaculture. Mark explains how many of the so called advances in modern agriculture have actually contributed to our current dilemma and offers practical ways that Permaculture can be implemented into large scale, productive food systems.
Joined: Nov 11, 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Awesome book Mark!!!
We're excited to use the information and precedents in it, in your work in Wisconsin and Illinois, and other examples of AgroEcology to implement experiments and demonstrations in Nevada. Thanks for sharing your depth and breadth of practical experience.
I thought that this was really a great book. Some permaculture books just say all the same stuff that you've heard a million times before. Mark has a real, distinctive take on permaculture. He is a little oriented toward real farming, whereas "gaia's garden" by TOby Hemenway applies really well to people who have gardens and other jobs more. They're both great books but different.