A History of Organic Farming and Gardening in Australia
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|Format:||Paperback, 208 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations (some col.), maps|
|Published In: ||Australia, 03 September 2010|
Green Harvest explores the ideas and practices that have shaped organic farming and gardening in Australia from the interwar years to the present day. It traces four themes of Australian organic farming and gardening - soil, chemical free, ecological well-being and back to the land - each illustrated with a case study profiling an Australian organic farmer or gardener. The book also features extracts from early organic magazines and interviews with current organic growers, managers of outback sheep stations, dairy farmers and self-sufficiency gardeners.
"Jones, an organic grower who teaches health ecology at Monash University, demonstrates that farmers and gardeners have been using organic methods in Australia since the 1940s. She draws on writings by organic growers themselves, found in magazines, newsletters, and books, as well as interviews with organic farmers and gardeners, to explore how definitions and methods of organic growing have changed over time. She examines organic growers' beliefs about the relationship between human health and the physical environment through the lenses of environmental history and health ecology. Each of the book's four major themes soil, chemical free, ecological well-being, and back to the land is illustrated with a case study of an Australian farmer or gardener. The book is illustrated with color and b&w photos and illustrations, some historical."
|Publisher: ||CSIRO Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 17.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.42 kg)|