The Wild Green Yonder: Ten Seasons Volunteering on New Zealand's Organic Farms (BOK)

Philippa Jamieson

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Itching for a change, city girl Philippa Jamieson quits her cosy job in Dunedin to travel around New Zealand on the WWOOF scheme (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms). Over the course of two-and-a-half years she volunteers at 40 locations - market gardens, livestock farms, communes - many of which truly lie in the wild and hairy yonder. Along the way Philippa meets a bevy of diverse characters: the irrepressible farm host who's built his own coffin - with a limerick for an epitaph; Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons; and many more, not forgetting Thelma the goat. Some of our unsung heroes can be found in these pages: forward-thinking Kiwis who are quietly working away at producing healthy food without toxins, saving heirloom crop varieties, practising self-sufficiency and improving the soil for the next generation. Informative, entertaining and affectionate, The Wild Green Yonder offers inspiration to anyone with a yen for life's positive alternatives, as well as a unique view on where organic farming is at in New Zealand today.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2007
Forfatter Philippa Jamieson Forlag
NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9781869661830 Antall sider 248
Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23,4cm x 0,4cm Vekt 299 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Travel writing, Organic farming