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permaculture and the like to come back into vogue
on May 3, 2015
This book could have been written today, except much of what the author has written about has since disappeared. Published in 1949, the book is a thoughtful look at conservation then and a warning for the future. In some ways it is hopeful to see that people more than half a century ago recognized the need for less chemicals and the natural order of nature. In other ways it is disheartening to see that it has taken almost 70 years for sustainability, permaculture and the like to come back into vogue, when this is the way we should have been farming all along. The book is rich with description, filled with a thoughtfulness unlike what many in our face-paced world today take time to see. This is a book I will read and re-read many times.