We frequently hear that the farming population of the United States is both dwindling and aging, as big agribusiness applies outlandish economies of scale to the tired soil. But at the same time there is a burgeoning population of young people getting back to the land in ways both practical and passionate. It’s happening in rural areas across the country, where farms have always been; and in cities as well, where access to healthy food is a growing concern. The local food movement has captured the imagination of many, and they’re finding ways to connect deeply with their nourishment, from starting community gardens and CSA farms, to regionally-focused restaurants and cafes.
Katherine Leiner’s book Growing Roots profiles several members of this new agrarian generation, and highlights their passion for food that is beautiful and good.
Watch this brief trailer to learn more!
Growing Roots is available in our bookstore.