COMING JUNE 6, 2013!
Join us June 6, 6-7 pm for the release of third-generation organic farmer Gary Romano's
Why I Farm: Risking It All for a Life on the Land at Campo in Reno, Nevada.
Third-generation farmer, owner of Sierra Valley Farms, speaks from experience about today’s most vital issues: how to live with purpose and how to protect our food supply. In Why I Farm: Risking It All for a Life on the Land, Romano documents a disappearing way of life and issues a wake-up call, describing his metamorphosis from a small boy growing up on a farm to adult white-collar worker and his ultimate return to the land.
If you’ve ever wanted to claim a patch of earth, this book offers hard-earned counsel about small farming in the 21st century. Part-memoir, part call to action, Romano details the challenges and joys of living off the land, what’s at stake, and why this way of life must be protected for the next wave of future farmers. Why I Farm considers:
- The benefits of a forgotten livelihood
- How to avoid common small farm pitfalls
- Problems with our current food supply and its distribution system
- Why small farms are vital to our food future
- How we can revive and sustain the small farm
- How to start a successful, rural on-site farmer’s market
Gary's on-site farmer's market kicks off May 31; go to Sierra Valley Farms for more information about his farm, market, Dinners in the Barn and more! And check our Gary's video, below, produced by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, "Is Sustainable Attainable?"
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