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A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography

A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography

by Kayann Short
A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography

A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography

by Kayann Short


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"A heartfelt meditation on farm, food, and family…a love story of the land and a life spent caring for it."
—HANNAH NORDHAUS, author of The Beekeeper's Lament

In this love story of land and family, Kayann Short explores her farm roots
from her grandparents' North Dakota homesteads to her own Stonebridge Farm, an organic, community–supported farm on the Colorado Front Range where small–scale, local agriculture borrows lessons of the past to cultivate sustainable communities for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937226206
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication date: 07/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 160
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

KAYANN SHORT, Ph.D., is a writer, farmer, teacher, and activist at Stonebridge Farm, an organic community–supported farm in the Rocky Mountain foothills. She has directed memoir and digital storytelling projects with community elders, adult literacy students, and nonprofit organizations. Her writing has appeared in Women's Review of Books, The Bloomsbury Review, Edible Front Range, and Colorado Gardener. More on her ecology–based memoir work is available at Besides growing delicious food at Stonebridge, Short teaches the important place of organic food production and agricultural preservation in a healthy, environmentally sustainable community.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Trace of Rural Roots 1

Dreams of Plenitude 8

Seeds of Never-Seen Dreams 19

The Lay of the Land 22

Silos 30

Mountains to the West 34

Marking Her Days with Grace 42

Snowstice 49

The Seed Box 56

Starts 65

Red, Red Barn 78

Horse Barn, Milk Barn 83

Toppings to Share 87

A Bushel’s Worth 99

Cooking for Threshers 104

Rockin’ the Harvest 110

Appling 118

Putting By 127

What Goes Down 138

Salvage 145

And the Earth Gives Again 154

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