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Harry Stoddart's controversial new book examining how we can eat our way to a flourishing future.

Harry Stoddart’s controversial new book examining how we can eat our way to a flourishing future.

Real Dirt is a groundbreaking book for any reader interested in learning more about where food comes from. Harry Stoddart shares years of experience and knowledge in his quirky dissection of agriculture and what we eat. Among his many achievements, he has developed a farming system he believes is the starting point for genuinely sustainable agriculture. A sixth-generation farmer, Harry bought his parent’s swine confinement animal feeding operation two decades ago. He converted the farm to be a certified organic system and then to a new one he feels will transform the way we raise and grow our food. He shares this story and more with readers in Real Dirt: An Ex-industrial Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Eating.

Harry tackles the major food industry problems, delving into the science and economic issues surrounding sustainable farming. He navigates the “whys” and “hows” of GMOs, resistance-building doses of antibiotics, pesticides, and confinement animal housing, while elaborating on how he damaged the environment more in his first years as an organic farmer than as a conventional farmer.

Harry skillfully educates eaters about how they can individually participate in and demand sustainable agriculture. Real Dirt challenges consumers to choose a better future for food production.


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  1. Jill Winstanley

    This book sounds great and I would like a copy. It sounds very much in tune with Joel Salatin’s methods and we sure need more of it! I am a farmer myself and really appreciate the work, methods and practices of people who farm sensibly, and in tune with our earth.
    Thanks so much and look forward to the read!
    Jill Winstanley
    Sooke, BC

    1. Farmer

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m still working on the editing. I better be done before spring planting…

  2. Margo McIntosh

    Where will the book be available for purchase and are you taking pre orders for it? I would love to read it.

    1. Farmer

      My publisher has it slated for ‘Fall 2013’. I’m not sure of all the details on preorders yet.

  3. Denise

    Got a publishing date yet? Would like to buy, read and donate your book to our library. Please post when it is available..


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