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All the Dirt

Reflections on Organic Farming
Fisher, Rachel (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
All the Dirt


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Suitable for new farmers, experienced growers, budding environmentalists, and fans of natural, organic produce alike, this how-to book about small-scale organic farming is filled with photographs and covers a wide variety of topics, from agrofuels and food sovereignty to practical tips about specific tools.

Heritage Books

Finalist for the 2012 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

New farmers, experienced growers, budding environmentalists, and fans of natural, organic produce alike are sure to love All the Dirt. Filled with beautiful photographs and covering a wide variety of topics, from agrofuels and food sovereignty to practical tips about specific tools, All the Dirt is the must-read how-to book about small-scale organic farming. But beyond the practical applications, it is also the inspiring story of three friends who followed their dreams and became successful business partners.

Authors Rachel Fisher, Heather Stretch, and Robin Tunnicliffe, co-owners of Saanich Organics, a farmer-run local food distributor, share entertaining stories of three farmers' lives, while also providing practical information about how to start a farm. They relate their personal and collective experiences as women, mothers, and farmers through anecdotes, and discuss the compelling reasons why Canada needs more organic farmers.

All the Dirt proves that there is no one right way to start a farm and no single solution to any problem. But that by working together, farmers can create a resilient agriculture that is vibrant and fun, as well as economically viable.

Rachel, Heather, and Robin have co-owned Saanich Organics since 2002. The business has been featured in numerous publications, including the Times Colonist, West Jet's Up! magazine, EAT Magazine, and The Province. It has also been featured in Island on the Edge (a documentary film), as well as on CBC radio. By working co-operatively to grow and distribute top quality produce, the business has earned the respect of the farming community, the restaurant community, organic consumers, and activists. Visit Saanich Organics online at www.saanichorganics.com.



Authors: Fisher, Rachel, 1969-
Title: All the dirt
reflections on organic farming
Publisher: [Victoria, BC] :, Touchwood,, 2012
Characteristics: 228 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Also issued in electronic format
Additional Contributors: Tunnicliffe, Robin - 1974-
Stretch, Heather - 1972-
ISBN: 9781927129128
Branch Call Number: 630 FIS
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Report This Feb 08, 2013
  • BernadetteMarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fabulous book ! These three farmers are an inspiration.

Report This Apr 02, 2012
  • read27 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First rate book, highly recommended. And it's written by island authors!

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