Living at Nature’s Pace
Farming & The American Dream
For decades, Gene Logsdon and his family have managed a lively and productive farm. Along the way, he has become a widely influential journalist and social critic. Logsdon reminds us that healthy, economical agriculture must work “at nature’s pace” rather than trying to impose industrial order on the natural world. Nature knows how to grow plants and raise animals; it is human beings who are in danger of losing this age-old expertise, substituting chemical additives and artificial technologies for the traditional virtues of fertility, artistry and knowledge of natural processes.