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In an era of rapid climate change, this vital account of how agriculture can address major issues is an Australian story with global ramifications. Patrice is at the front line of enormous challenges, from water scarcity and land stewardship to food security and the rural-urban divide. The devastation of drought and the crises created by industrial-scale chemically dependent primary production are discussed and alternatives proposed - along with bold ideas for new sources of energy.

Patrice has travelled the world exploring best practice and invested heavily in organic methods on her farm. She believes we can produce enough good food to feed the world without further environmental wreckage or loss of biodiversity. With glimpses of the individuals who make working the farm so rewarding, Who's Minding the Farm? provides a window into the pains, pleasures and politics of life on the land and promotes new ways of thinking, no matter where you live. 

Who's minding the farm? A shared responsibility for us all.

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©2019 Patrice Newell (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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Thought Provoking

Just wanted to say, "Thank you!" for putting your book on Audio.
I spent many interesting hours listening to this whilst burning 400 litres of diesel, applying 12 tonne of soluble phosphate fertiliser, ploughing in 120tonne/ha of biosolids, and spraying 600 litres of glyphosate. The irony wasn't lost of me.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your journey, and philosophy regarding where the future of farming is heading.

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Don't waste your time

A very self indulgent account of one aspect of agricultural production. Unscientific, based on ideals.

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Good listen

Great book providing great insight into life on the farm (organic) and the challenges of the agricultural industry.
Thoughtful and deeply concerning.

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A must listen for those concerned about climate.

It's a rare treasure when the talented media person obtains the true perspective of a regenerative farmer and puts forth such practical environmental solutions. Very well narrated with some lovely stories.

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Says it all

just finished listening for the second time. A must for anyone who cares about our future

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I’m sure there are some good ideas but I was disappointed with the authors narrowminded outlook. Didn’t continue listening after a couple of chapters.

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Fan bloody Tastic

If your interested in food and how much time and effort goes into growing and there liver off the land you will love this book thankyou

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