Greatest Hits of Ecoagriculture
|Authors: Jackson, D. and L. Jackson, eds.|
|Publisher: Island Press, Washington, D.C.|
|Publication Date: 2002|
The Farm as Natural Habitat. Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems
Contributors to this groundbreaking collection of writings promote the idea that restoration of a relationship between farming and the natural world enhances the sustainability of both. Contributors bring together insights and practices from the fields of conservation biology, sustainable agriculture and ecological restoration to link food and farming to biological diversity, and celebrate a unique alternative to conventional agriculture. Rejecting the idea that "ecological sacrifice zones" are a necessary part of feeding a hungry world, the book offers compelling examples of an alternative agriculture that can produce not only healthful food, but also fully functioning ecosystems and abundant populations of native species.