Publisher description for Farming with the wild : enhancing biodiversity on farms and ranches / written by Daniel Imhoff ; designed by Robert Carra ; foreword by Fred Kirschenmann.


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Counter Though it is not widely recognized, modern industrial agriculture plays a major role in the rampant decline in biodiversity in the United States. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, displacement of native species and the introduction of exotic species, persecution of predators, and pollution of all kinds are just a few of its damaging ecological consequences.

Fortunately, a new vision for a more environmentally beneficial and sustainable agriculture is emerging. Such a vision begins with farms that gracefully meld within landscapes, pulsing with a wide range of native species. It combines implementation of landscape-level restoration efforts, natural systems farming research, and the community spirit of farmers' markets and local watershed stakeholders.

Presenting an inspiring look at this new conservation-based agriculture, Farming with the Wild offers vivid profiles of more than thirty innovative farms, ranches, and organizations in the U.S., together with more than one hundred revealing full-color photographs. The result is an on-the-ground picture of a new agrarian movement that aims to provide healthier food to Americans while restoring healthy ecosystems across the country.

Published in association with Watershed Media

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sustainable agriculture Case studies, Sustainable agriculture United States Case studies, Agriculture Environmental aspects United States Case studies, Agrobiodiversity United States Case studies, Agricultural conservation United States Case studies, Agrobiodiversity conservation United States Case studies