Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard audiobook

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

By Forrest Pritchard
Read by Roger Wayne

Tantor Audio
9.23 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on your heartstrings and feeds your soul long after you've finished.

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Summary

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One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on your heartstrings and feeds your soul long after you've finished.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

By the end of his wonderful book, Pritchard lies in a field pondering his own slim margin of success from slowing things down in our fast paced world; a well-deserved moment of happiness for this important new spokesperson of the future of agriculture and poet of the earth. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author Bio: Forrest Pritchard

Author Bio: Forrest Pritchard

Forrest Pritchard is the New York Times bestselling author of Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, as well as Growing Tomorrow, Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat, a 2015 finalist for independent-press cookbook of the year. A graduate of the College of William & Mary with degrees in English and geology, Pritchard is also a full-time organic livestock farmer and seventh-generation producer, serving weekly markets in the Washington DC metro area. He is a popular public speaker, regularly delivering keynotes for colleges and universities, policy groups and consumer audiences, and maintains an active national lecture schedule. His books have been named top reads by NPR, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and many more.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English