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Description - Cultivating an Ecological Conscience by Frederick L. Kirschenmann

Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. "Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher" documents Kirschenmann's evolution and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food. A collection of Kirschenmann's greatest works on farming, philosophy, and sustainability.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813125787
ISBN-10: 0813125782
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 420
Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frederick L. Kirschenmann

Frederick L. Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Ames, Iowa, and president of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture at Pocantico Hills, New York, has published articles in many books including Farm Aid; A Song For America and Sustainable Agroecosystem Management. He lives in Ames, Iowa. Constance L. Falk, professor of agricultural economics and agricultural business at New Mexico State University, has been published in the Journal of Food Distribution Research, HortTechnology, and the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.