Our Chelsea Green Authors : Gene Logsdon
Gene LogsdonA prolific nonfiction writer, novelist, and journalist, Gene Logsdon has published more than two dozen books, both practical and philosophical. Gene’s nonfiction works include Holy Shit, Small-Scale Grain Raising, Living at Nature’s Pace, and The Contrary Farmer. His most recent novel is Pope Mary and the Church of Almighty Good Food. He writes a popular blog, The Contrary Farmer, as well as an award-winning column for the Carey (OH) Progressor Times, and is a regular contributor to Farming magazine and Draft Horse Journal. He lives and farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions
A philosophical look at woodlands, forest gardening, and what humans can learn from wood.
Managing Manure To Save Mankind
With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus.
An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers
More and more Americans are seeking out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stumbling blocks to their efforts has been finding local sources for grains, which are grown mainly on large, distant corporate farms. At the same time, commodity prices for grainsï¿½and the products made from themï¿½have skyrocketed due to rising energy costs and increased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beansï¿½the base of our culinary food pyramidï¿½alongside their fruits and vegetables.
Farming & the American Dream
The Contrary Farmer revisits the state of farming in America with good sense and regret for what might have been. Along the way, he gives us good pointers for getting back to an authentic way of living in harmony with the Earth.
Gene Logsdon combines vegetable gardening, raising livestock, pastures, grains and woodlots to create "cottage farming" for fun and profit. Logsdon's ebullient sense of humor and devotion to the land are apparent through stories and anecdotes about contrary farming.
A New Look at Ol' Demon Alcohol
Gene brings us back to the history, traditions, and pleasures of small-scale, do-it-yourself alcohol.