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Is it too late to regenerate the earth? Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet. 

This ground-breaking audiobook will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution - a true underground insurgency - can save the planet, help turn climate change around and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. 

Using his personal experience as a touchstone - from an unknowing chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2,000-hectare property to a state of natural health - Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows - through evocative stories - how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness.

At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope.

©2017 Charles Massy (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Comprehensive

I have studied regenerative agriculture, organic farming, holistic health etc for 20yrs this book integrates th most comprehenisve list of approaches to heal both humanity and our environment. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in their own health or the capacity of this planet to support human health.

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well researched well written

easy to understand and listen to
top points bloke.
very heart felt and i also saw your abc story too.

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Charles Massey -the Aussie Sir David Attenborough

Charles Massey is the Aussie Sir David Attenborough... so easy to listen to and emanates a contageous passion and deep knowledge of agriculture, ecosystems and human influence in it all. The change we need to see in this world.

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Masterpiece

An absolute must-read for anyone involved in land management and agriculture across the planet, and sits on par with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and James Lovelock’s Gaia.

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Exceptional and Inspiring.

I left farming about 15 years ago. This book has inspired me to return. Well done Charles Massy, you have articulated the science and profound results of ecologically minded agriculture in a beautiful narrative.

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Definitive guide to regenerative agriculture in AU

Charles Massy does an excellent job of describing the potential of healing our mother earth as well as ourselves through our connection wifi her via regenerative agriculture from a scientific, indigenous, historical and spiritual perspective. He shares stories of farmers going against the grain to rejuvenate their slice of country to the mutual benefits of biodiversity, soil carbon and hence climate as well as economically through increased yields in the absence of rising chemical inputs. They shift their relationship from one of mechanical management through ongoing ecocide to one of mutual regeneration and flourishing. A must read for anyone interested in our long term future as a species.

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One mans journey into the future of agriculture

As a new, small scale farmer who’s interested in low impact farming, this book is an interesting history lesson and one that’s well researched and could well be the bulk of his PhD thesis.

The book is also a philosophical lesson about how humans have evolved with respect to the land it occupies and the resources it relies upon, leading to conclusions of how we ought to think on how we humans treat the soils we rely on to ensure a sustainable future.

Charles Massey also includes his personal journey as a farmer and that of his neighbouring farming friend and those around the world to offer up additional evidence of how regenerative farming feeds both the souls of man and that of Mother Nature.

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I reckon this is the solution

A trove of idea's and methodology which makes common sense.
Just be prepared for repetition of facts and idea's and sales like banter
Completely worth it.

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Good but not amazing

I enjoyed the audio book however I found it repetitive. A lot of similar stories and case studies that could probably be lumped together and chop a couple hours off the recording. However! Enlightening and enjoyable to say the least.

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Must read for every Australian

This book encapsulates the new world for agriculture .it should be prescribed reading in secondary school and indeed for everyAustralian
It is not just fir farmers but for parents , anyone who buys groceries and anyone who for a second thinks there must be better food , better environment . If you have ever questioned why the traffic is so heavy or developments and roads keep being built then you should consider this story . It may bring you a greater understanding of what we should focus on instead , and hopefully a desire to contribute in even the smallest way to this movement
R Zwar

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