New Book on Family Farms and Sustainability Gives Nod to AUNE’s Community Garden Connections

Newly released by Audubon Lifestyles, On The Farm – The Uncertain Future of an American Legacy, presents noted conservation author Ronald G. Dodson’s views on the importance of supporting local agriculture alongside evocative images by acclaimed artist Adriano Manocchia. The book concludes with calls to action and recognizes the innovative efforts of specific programs, citing Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Community Garden Connections (CGC).

Intended as a celebration of farming heritage in America, but also as a way of showcasing sustainability examples and lifestyles, the book is entertaining, educational, and inspirational. AUNE president Stephen Jones penned the forward for the book, stating, “Ron and Adriano help open our eyes to beauty and our minds to understanding and appreciating the family farm in its multiple dimensions of reality and symbols. They enable us to see; to see deeply enough to evoke feeling, emotion, and empathy for a cause that reaches far beyond the farm itself. They inspire us to feel deeply enough to spur necessary action.”

On the Farm-Dodson

Proceeds from the sale of the book (softcover, $21.95) benefit the Seeds Fund of ISC-Audubon. The International Sustainability Council-Audubon (ISC-Audubon) is a not-for-profit organization that works to foster sustainable living and lifestyles. ISC-Audubon encourages people from all walks of life to embrace and practice conservation and stewardship of the Earth, where they live, work and play.

For more information on the book and ISC-Audubon visit: http://www.isc-audubon.org/

For more information on AUNE’s Community Garden Connections visit: www.antiochne.edu/cgc/

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