The Landscape Below

Soil, Soul and Agriculture

By Bruce Ball

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Aimed at all concerned about the environment, this book presents a radical vision of the future of farming and community life, based on hidden insights from the life and spirit of the soil and on the author's experiences of growing up in the small, agricultural community of Clatt in North-East Scotland.

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Wild Goose Publications

Wild Goose Publications is part of the Iona Community, which is an ecumenical movement of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Wild Goose Publications
Publication Date 28 Jan 2015
SKU 9781849523219-grouped
Number of Pages 168

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Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul, describes this book as 'lyrical' and 'an autobiography of the soil written autobiographically by a son of the soil'. Humanity is trashing the world's soils by the billion tonne, though all terrestrial life depends on it. Bruce Ball shows that we have the techniques to restore what's left - but that most of all we need a spiritual shift: to recover our sense of empathy with the biosphere. We need to dig deep - not into the soil but into our own psyche. Colin Tudge, biologist, author and co-founder of The Campaign for Real Farming This is a book that should be piled high in every retail outlet concerned with food and agriculture. I also commend it as an outstanding text for study and meditation, especially for church members and those in Ecocongregations in Britain, Ireland and beyond that seek the deeper spiritual meaning of their calling. Alastair McIntosh

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