Lentil Underground

Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
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Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD35625
Released: Nov 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541410893
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The story of the "Lentil Underground" begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness told small farmers like the Oiens to "get big or get out." But twenty-seven-year-old David Oien decided to take a stand, becoming the first in his conservative Montana county to plant a radically different crop: organic lentils. Unlike the chemically dependent grains American farmers had been told to grow, lentils make their own fertilizer and tolerate variable climate conditions, so their farmers aren't beholden to industrial methods. Today, Oien leads an underground network of organic farmers who work with heirloom seeds and biologically diverse farm systems. Under the brand Timeless Natural Food, their unique business-cum-movement has grown into a million dollar enterprise that sells to Whole Foods, hundreds of independent natural foods stores, and a host of renowned restaurants. From the heart of Big Sky Country comes this inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness's one percent. Journalist Liz Carlisle weaves an eye-opening and richly reported narrative that will be welcomed by everyone concerned with the future of American agriculture.

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Lentil Underground
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Author(s): Liz Carlisle
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Product Number Z100129806
Released: Nov 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541490895
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Author(s): Liz Carlisle
Product Number EB00430093
Released: Jan 22, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9780698186330

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