Rooted (Paperback)Sarah Langford (author)
A truly engaging, galvanising story of farming revival, Langford’s important volume shines honest light on the threats, challenges and opportunities of agriculture in today’s Britain.
Shortlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2023
When barrister and author Sarah Langford left her city life behind she found herself unexpectedly back in the world of farming. It was not how she remembered. Instead, she saw farmers dealing with very different problems to those faced by her grandfather, considered a hero for having fed a starving nation after war.
Now farmers faced accusations of ecological mismanagement by a hostile urban media whilst battling extreme weather and political upheaval. Yet as Sarah learned how to farm and grew closer to the land, she discovered a new generation on a path of regenerative change.
In Rooted, Sarah weaves her own story around those who taught her what it means to be a farmer. She shines a light on the human side of modern farming, and shows how land connects us all, not only in terms of global sustainability but in our relationships with our physical and mental health, our communities and our planet.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'Enthralling... An unignorable call to understand the challenges facing not only farming but the Earth itself.' - The Spectator
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