Fields of Plenty

A Farmer's Journey in Search of Real Food and the People Who Grow It

By Michael Ableman (Photographer); Michael Ableman (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
(Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811842235, 255pp.)

Publication Date: October 2005

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In the face of supersizing and a fast-food nation, a growing community of organic farmers and food artisans are producing sustainable nourishment that is respectful to the land and rich in heritage, flavor, and passion. In "Fields of Plenty," respected farmer, teacher, and ecology advocate Michael Ableman seeks out these innovative and committed farmers to reveal how the fruits of those who till the soil go beyond taste. From Knolls farm in California, famous for succulent figs tree-ripened to perfection, to an urban farm in Chicago that sustains an entire community, his odyssey takes him to farmers who are trying to answer questions of sustenance philosophically and, most importantly, in practice. Illustrated with evocative color photographs of the land and the people who work it, and accompanied by a bountiful selection of recipes, this beautifully written memoir reveals the power of food as a personal and cultural force.



About the Author
Ableman is the founder of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens.

Ableman is the founder of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens.
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