Farming with the Wild: A New Vision for Conservation-Based Agriculture

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Though it is not widely recognized, modern industrial agriculture plays a major role in the rampant decline in biodiversity in the United States. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, displacement of native species and the introduction of exotic species, persecution of predators, and pollution of all kinds are just a few of its damaging ecological consequences.
Fortunately, a new vision for a more environmentally beneficial and sustainable agriculture is emerging. Such a ...
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Overview

Though it is not widely recognized, modern industrial agriculture plays a major role in the rampant decline in biodiversity in the United States. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, displacement of native species and the introduction of exotic species, persecution of predators, and pollution of all kinds are just a few of its damaging ecological consequences.
Fortunately, a new vision for a more environmentally beneficial and sustainable agriculture is emerging. Such a vision begins with farms that gracefully meld within landscapes, pulsing with a wide range of native species. It combines implementation of landscape-level restoration efforts, natural systems farming research, and the community spirit of farmers' markets and local watershed stakeholders.
Presenting an inspiring look at this new conservation-based agriculture, Farming with the Wild offers vivid profiles of more than thirty innovative farms, ranches, and organizations in the U.S., together with more than one hundred revealing full-color photographs. The result is an on-the-ground picture of a new agrarian movement that aims to provide healthier food to Americans while restoring healthy ecosystems across the country.
Published in association with Watershed Media
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578050925
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Imhoff is the executive director of Watershed Media, a nonprofit communications agency located in Northern California, and a founding member of the Wild Farm Alliance. He and photographer/designer Roberto Carra have collaborated on three previous books: Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood; The SimpleLife Guide to Tree-Free, Recycled and Certified Papers; and Fat Tire: A Celebration of the Mountain Bike.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

The Case for Farming with the Wild

THE SKY ISLANDS
—The Ranch of 20,000 Gabions (El Coronado Ranch, Southeastern Arizona)
—Grassbanking in the Badlands (The Gray Ranch, Animas Valley, Southwestern New Mexico)

In Search of Ranching's Radical Center (Lake Valley ranch, Southwestern New Mexico)
—Along the Pollinator Trail (Tubac Farm, Southeastern Arizona)
—The Turner Biodiversity Legacy (Ladder and Armendaris Ranches, Southwestern New Mexico)

THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY
—The Revolution at the Hedgerow Farms (Hedgerow Farms, Winters, California)
—Toward a Wilder Family Farm (Rominger Brothers Farms, Winters, California)
—Bats against Bugs (Sierra Orchards, Winters, California)
—Changing Course: TNC and a Tale of Two Rivers (Cosumnes and Sacramento River Restoration Projects)

BUILDING A MATRIX OF FARMLAND HABITAT
—Bringing a Watershed Back to Life (Coon Valley, Wisconsin)
—The Prairie Potholes (Northwestern North Dakota)
—Restoring the Bottomlands (Southwestern Arkansas)
—Rehydrating the ArkLaTex (Northwestern Louisiana)
—Much to Do about Muck (East Central Florida)

NATURAL SYSTEMS FARMING
—Thinking Like a Prairie (The Land
Institute, Salina, Kansas)
—Farming in Leopold's Footsteps (Kirschenmann Family Farms, Medina, North Dakota)
—The Dairyman's Diversity (Enchanted Acres, LaCrosse, Minnesota)
—Unconventional Conventional (Kenagy Family Farms, Corvallis, Oregon)
—Farming below Zero (Four Season Farm, Harborside, Maine)
—The Farm of Many Faces (Polyface Farm, Staunton, Virginia)

CORRIDORS, WILDWAYS, AND CITIZEN MONITORING
—Linking Farmscapes, Landscapes, and Human Communities (Adirondack Coast, New York)
—Central Coast Farmscaping (Salinas and Pajaro Valleys, Watsonville, California)
—Building Conservation Communities (Methow Valley, Skagit Valley, Washington)
—The Farm as Park Visitor Center (Pumalin Park, Chile)

WILD GARDEN FARMERS
—Sangin' in Daniel Boone's Footsteps (Central Kentucky)
—Basins of Relations (Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Occidental, California)
—Saving the Seeds of Endangered Agriculture (Native Seed Search, Patagonia, Arizona)
—The Appalachian Food Forest (Long Branch Environmental Education Center, North Carolina)
—Leading Edge Lettuce (Wild Garden Seed, Phliomath, Oregon)
—Dry Farmed Tomatoes (Molino Creek, Davenport, California)

Ingrained Traditions (White Earth Land Recovery Project, Minnesota)

ECOLABELS AND LOCAL MARKETING INITIATIVES
—Making Peace with Predators (13-Mile Lamb and Wool, Belgrade, Montana)
—Salmon-Safe: Evolution of an Ecolabel (Pacific Rivers Council, Portland, Oregon)
—On Habit and Habitat (Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico)
—CSA: Linking Farms and Tables (Common Harvest Farm, Osceola, Wisconsin)
—A New Brand for Beef (Ervins Natural Beef Company, Arizona)

GETTING STARTED
—Some Basics
—Managing for Wildlife
—Bird Friendly Farming
—Landowner
Incentive Programs
—Wild Farm Alliance Platform
—Supporting Organizations

Bibliography, Notes,
Index, Credits

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