A PROTÉGÉ OF MICHAEL POLLAN TELLS THE REMARKABLE STORY OF AN UNHERALDED GROUP OF MONTANA FARMERS WHO HAVE DEFIED CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS BY LAUNCHING A UNIQUE SUSTAINABLE FOOD MOVEMENT.
“What does it take to farm sustainably–and make a living? Liz Carlisle tells the engrossing story of the ‘audacity rich, but capital poor’ Montana farmers who thought lentils were the answer and stuck with them until proved right. Anyone who dreams of starting a farm or wants to know how organic farmers can overcome the obstacles they face will be inspired by this book.”
“Liz Carlisle’s new book is an absolute treasure–-actual stories of real farmers in a part of Montana, some of whom found that their industrial farming practices were a ‘losing game’ and some who discovered that locally adapted organic farming could be resilient and economically successful. It is a must read for anyone interested in the future of food in America.”
“Who knew? This book tells the fascinating story from one corner of the ongoing rural renaissance–it will resonate and fascinate, and it will leave you looking for ways to get involved yourself.”
“All of civilization rests on agriculture, and so it follows that real revolutions begin in the soil, which is why the stories of real revolutions must be reported from the ground up, as Liz Carlisle has done so competently in Lentil Underground. Read it, engage the real revolutionaries and begin to understand why their work is so vital to all of us.”
“Who’d have thought that a book about lentil farming could be a page-turner? With a voice as clear and powerful on the page as it is on stage, Liz Carlisle writes the struggles of Montana’s farmers as an epic. Their battles with food, finance, healthcare and modern capitalism are both inspiring, and a timely reminder that populism needn’t be a dirty word.”