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Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth by Charles Massy

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Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. Fully updated and featuring a new author’s note addressing recent, major progress in regenerative agriculture.

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.

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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 has authored several books on the Australian sheep industry, including Breaking the Sheep’s Back (UQP, 2011). Call of the Reed Warbler is Charles’s fourth book and won Scholarly Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Educational Publishing Awards.

Published by University of Queensland Press, 2020. Softcover, 528 pages.