Author(s): Charles Massy
Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health.
Using his personal farming experience as a touchstone, he tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows how innovative farmers are finding a new way, regenerating their land and witnessing astounding transformations. Evocatively, he captures what it truly means to live in connection with the land.
For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a clear vision of a sustainable future for our food supply, our landscape, our health and our Earth. It offers hope and a powerful affirmation of our potential for change. Now is the time for a grassroots revolution.
Fully updated and featuring a new author's note addressing recent, major progress in regenerative agriculture.
Charles Massy gained a Bachelor of Science at ANU in 1976 before going farming for 35 years and developing the prominent Merino sheep stud 'Severn Park'. Concern at ongoing land degradation and humanity's sustainability challenge led him to return to ANU in 2009 to undertake a PhD in Human Ecology. Charles was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service as Chair and Director of a number of research organisations and statutory wool boards. He has also served on national and international review panels in sheep and wool research and development and genomics. Charles has authored several books on the Australian sheep industry, including the widely acclaimed Breaking the Sheep's Back (UQP, 2011), which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Call of the Reed Warbler is Charles's fourth book. It won Scholarly Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Educational Publishing Awards and has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Waverley Library Award, the Australian Book Industry Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.