Healing Ground (Hardcover)

Walking the Farms of Vermont

By John Huddleston

Center for American Places, 9781935195337, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2012

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In Healing Ground artist John Huddleston considers, in prose and photographs, a fertile landscape that has been continuously farmed for centuries. Here, the family farm endures bolstered by a new interest in local, sustainable food production.

With a democratic attention, Huddleston records agricultural cycles of life and death and the seasonal transformations of the fields. The landscape is dotted with Huddleston’s own sculptures, works composed from natural materials that reflect and comment on climate, geography, and agricultural practices.
Through these photographs and the accompanying essay by environmental leader Bill McKibben, Healing Ground affirms the beauty of a productive, working landscape.  

About the Author

 John Huddleston is professor of studio art at Middlebury College. He is the author of Killing Ground: The Civil War and the Changing American Landscape. Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, including The End of Nature. He is cofounder of 350.org, the most widespread global movement to combat climate change.