A Small Farm Future

£18.99

In a time of looming uncertainties, what would a truly resilient society look like? In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organising society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation – and will yield humanity’s best chance at survival. Drawing on a vast range of sources from across a multitude of disciplines, ‘A Small Farm Future’ analyses the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically.

ISBN: 9781603589024 Author: Chris, Smaje Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Publication Date: 21st October 2020 Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing Cover: Paperback Dewey: 338.1 (edition:23) Pages: 311 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , , ,

A modern classic of the new agrarianism

“Chris Smaje…shows that the choice is clear. Either we have a small farm future, or we face collapse and extinction.”-Vandana Shiva

“Every young person should read this book.”-Richard Heinberg

In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organizing society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation-and will yield humanity’s best chance at survival.

Drawing on a vast range of sources from across a multitude of disciplines, A Small Farm Future analyses the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically.

Challenging both conventional wisdom and utopian blueprints, A Small Farm Future offers rigorous original analysis of wicked problems and hidden opportunities in a way that illuminates the path toward functional local economies, effective self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth.

Perfect for readers of both Wendell Berry and Thomas Piketty, A Small Farm Future is a refreshing, new outlook on a way forward for society-and a vital resource for activists, students, policy makers, and anyone looking to enact change.

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