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Gaining Ground (Digital Audiobook)

A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

By Forrest Pritchard, Roger Wayne (Narrator)

Publication Date: December 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/21/2013)
Compact Disc (12/30/2013)
MP3 CD (12/30/2013)
Compact Disc (12/30/2013)
MP3 CD (12/30/2013)
Compact Disc (12/30/2013)

Description

One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on your heartstrings and feeds your soul long after you've finished.


About the Author

Roger Wayne hails from small-town Minnesota. He served in the Air Force as a broadcast journalist in South Korea. After doing plays in early college he earned an acting scholarship and obtained his BA in communications and journalism. He worked as an actor for two years in Minneapolis and then moved to NYC, where he continues to work in TV, film, theater, and voice-over. He has recorded for video games, animation, and commercials, and he loves making books come to life. Roger lives in New York City. You can see what he's up to at rogerwayne.com.