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Who’s Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency by Patrice Newell Paperback


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Who’s Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency Paperback – 18 June 2019
by Patrice Newell
Condition: New and never read, with a slight bend on the top back cover
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking; 1st edition (18 June 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0143789392
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780143789390
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.29 x 23.5 cm
A call to arms from Patrice Newell who has dedicated her life to land management at Elmswood in the Hunter Valley.

In an era of rapid climate change, this vital account of how agriculture can address major issues is an Australian story with global ramifications. Patrice is at the frontline of enormous challenges, from water scarcity and land stewardship to food security and the rural-urban divide. The devastation of drought and the crises created by industrial-scale chemically-dependent primary production are discussed and alternatives proposed – along with bold ideas for new sources of energy.

Patrice has travelled the world exploring best practice and invested heavily in organic methods on her farm. She believes we can produce enough good food to feed the world without further environmental wreckage or loss of bio-diversity. With glimpses of the individuals who make working the farm so rewarding, 
Who’s Minding the Farm? provides a window into the pains, pleasures and politics of life on the land, and promotes new ways of thinking, no matter where you live.

Who’s minding the farm? A shared responsibility for us all.


Book Description

A call to arms from Patrice Newell who has dedicated her life to land management at Elmswood in the Hunter Valley.

About the Author

Patrice Newell was born in Adelaide. After careers in modelling, journalism and television, she bought a farm in Gundy, New South Wales with her partner Phillip Adams, where she produces biodynamic olive oil, garlic, honey, soap and beef. Her books include Tree to TableTen Thousand Acres- A Love Story, a heartfelt call for sustainable land use; The Olive Grove, her bestselling account of leaving the city for life on the land; and The River, a critically acclaimed examination of water-management issues facing rural communities. 


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Weight 0.500 g
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 4 cm
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Advanced, Beginner, Business, Intermediate, Proficiency

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Natural Science

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Who's Minding the Farm?: in this Climate Emergency






Penguin Random House AU



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304 Pages


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