Elizabeth Henderson coauthored The Real Dirt. She farms in Newark, New York, and has been involved in CSA farming for more than 15 years.
Elizabeth's Upcoming Events
Elizabeth Henderson at Agrarian Trust Symposium
David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
April 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Henderson will speak at the Agrarian Trust Symposium on April 26 in Berkeley, CA.
About the event:
In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, a passionate entrepreneur? Join us for a daylong teach-in to tackle the historical context, long-range implications and economic impact, and stewardship potential of the transition ahead.
More details to come...
Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values and Economics
Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on:
* Lessons from systems science (including tools)
* Assessing the whole farm (what are we managing? The people, physical and mental assets, money)
* Understanding the farm ecosystems (the water and mineral cycles, dynamics of biological community, energy flow)
* Choosing appropriate tools
* Making a framework to test decisions
Including examples and statements from practicing farmers, and more holistic resources and alternative business models.
A series of 8 guides originally published by NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), on organic principles and practices for both the beginner farmer as well as established farmers looking to convert to organic, or deepen their practices. Each book is 100 pages, but the information is weighty; the guides use a strong whole-systems farming theory behind their practical advice, as well as offer historical information, further resources, detailed appendices, and profiles of various organic farms across the Northeast.
A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic, authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike.