"Hope in a book about the environmental challenges we face in the twenty-first century is an audacious thing to promise, so I’m pleased to report that Courtney White delivers on it." – Michael Pollan
The debate between "saving the environment" and extracting enough food and energy from nature in order to sustain a growing population has always been framed in terms of trade-offs.
In his book, Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Country, Courtney White says there may just be a free lunch after all—by making the most of sunlight, grass and carbon to grow food, while also healing the land.
Grass, Soil, Hope reads like a travelogue, "a journey to the grassy frontiers of agriculture," according to Michael Pollan, who wrote the foreword. The book’s heroes are the farmers and scientists who are figuring out that, contrary to conventional wisdom, we can create significant amounts of new soil in the course of a single generation.
Read Pollan’s foreword to Grass, Soil, Hope
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