Carrots Don't Grow on Trees: Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Carrots Don't Grow on Trees: Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities

by Robert Turner


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Twelve years after Michael Pollan first opened our eyes to the modern problems of the industrial food complex, organic farmer and successful businessman Robert Turner explores what has changed in our food culture and how the current ‘grow local’ and ‘farm to table’ movement is now determining where and how we live. In Carrots Don’t Grow on Trees an organic farm takes center stage in a new kind of agriculturally-based community where residents gain closer connections healthy food and the farmers who grow it. Turner wasn’t trying to build Utopia; the community he envisions is the next logical step for the ‘eat your view’ movement that has already changed restaurant menus around the world. Turner takes a no-nonsense business approach to saving small farms and protecting our local farming capacity while preserving the important knowledge of growing food for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946412454
Publisher: Discovery Books Llc
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,236,147
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert Turner is a writer for regional food and lifestyle magazines, an entrepreneur, and the founder of multiple businesses in such diverse industries as manufacturing, licensing, publishing and real estate development. Now owner of an organic farm and the Executive Director of the Creekside Farm Education Center, Turner is a dedicated advocate for small, local farmers and sustainable food production. Mr. Turner is a graduate from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. He currently lives with his wife Kara on a working farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. They have two sons in college.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Far-Distance Company 1

Chapter 1 The Agricultural Community 19

Chapter 2 Carrots Don't Grow on Trees 51

Chapter 3 Costs for Carrots 77

Chapter 4 Building for Wellness 119

Chapter 5 Farming and Culture 149

Chapter 6 Food Justice 185

Chapter 7 On Self-Reliance 223

Chapter 8 It's a Transcendent Thing 259

Chapter 9 Cultivating Resilience 283

Chapter 10 Courage 319

Chapter 11 Community 351

Endnotes 385

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