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Logsdon, Gene

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Works: 60 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 13,368 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Didactic fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Essays 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: ND237.W93, B
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All flesh is grass : the pleasures and promises of pasture farming by Gene Logsdon( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amid Mad Cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed, and raised, many farmers, homesteaders, and consumers are rediscovering the benefits of pastoral agriculture. In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming, Logsdon explains that well-managed pastures are nutritious and palatable - virtual salads for livestock. Leafy pastures also hold the soil, increase biodiversity, and create lovely landscapes." "Logsdon explains historically effective grazing practices and new techniques that have blossomed during the past decade. His narrative is enriched by profiles of successful grass farmers and by his experience as a "contrary farmer" on his own artisan-scale farm."--Jacket
The gardener's guide to better soil by Gene Logsdon( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful berry growing; how to plant, prune, pick, and preserve bush and vine fruits by Gene Logsdon( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyeth people; a portrait of Andrew Wyeth as he is seen by his friends and neighbors by Gene Logsdon( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At nature's pace : farming and the American dream by Gene Logsdon( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later he discovers throughout America a renaissance of agricultural awareness - suburban minifarms, organic farmers, and urban gardeners. "I hope readers of these essays will come to share the vision I had as I wrote them," he says, "that sustainable farms are to today's headlong rush toward the earth's destruction what monasteries were to the Dark Ages: places to preserve human skills and arts until some semblance of common sense and common purpose return to the public mind."
Getting food from water : a guide to backyard aquaculture by Gene Logsdon( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The low-maintenance house by Gene Logsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the husbandmen : a novel of farming life by Gene Logsdon( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends, one rich by local standards, and the other of more modest means, grow to manhood in a lifelong contest of will and character. In response to many of the same circumstances--war, love, moonshining, the Klan, weather, the economy--their different approaches and solutions to dealing with their situations put them at odds with each other, but we are left with a deeper understanding of the world that they have inherited and have chosen
Gene Logsdon's Practical skills : a revival of forgotten crafts, techniques, and traditions by Gene Logsdon( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revival of forgotten crafts, techniques, and traditions
Small-scale grain raising by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy shit : managing manure to save mankind by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the expensive disposal of animal and human manure, arguing that to feed a growing population the world must get more comfortable talking about and using feces safely
Homesteading; how to find new independence on the land by Gene Logsdon( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-scale grain raising by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More and more people are seeking out locally grown foods, including those they grow themselves, yet one of the main stumbling blocks has been finding local sources for grains. In this revised edition of his classic book Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beans - the base of our culinary food pyramid - alongside their fruits and vegetables. Logsdon succinctly covers all the basics, from planting and dealing with pests, weeds, and diseases to harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains
Wyeth people : a portrait of Andrew Wyeth as seen by his friends and neighbors by Gene Logsdon( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mother of all arts : agrarianism and the creative impulse by Gene Logsdon( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Logsdon realised that he experienced the same creative joy from farming as he did for writing, he suspected that agriculture itself was a form of art. Thus began his search for the origins of the artistic impulse in the agrarian lifestyle. This book is the culmination of his journey, his friendships with farmers and artists driven by the urge to create
The pond lovers by Gene Logsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organic orcharding : a grove of trees to live in by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Back in print for a new generation of fruit-growers, "Organic Orcharding" will teach you everything you need to know about planning, planting, and maintaining your very own orchard. Perfect for gardeners who are interested in learning to grow fruits and nuts, orchardists who want to go organic, homesteaders, and anyone who loves the smell of an orchard in full bloom." -- back cover
A sanctuary of trees : beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions by Gene Logsdon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As author Gene Logsdon puts it, 'We are all tree huggers.' But not just for sentimental or even environmental reasons. Humans have always depended on trees for our food, shelter, livelihood, and safety. In many ways, despite the Grimm's fairy-tale version of the dark, menacing forest, most people still hold a deep cultural love of woodland settings, and feel right at home in the woods. In this latest book, A Sanctuary of Trees, Logsdon offers a loving tribute to the woods, tracing the roots of his own home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and revealing his own history and experiences living in many locations, each of which was different, yet inextricably linked with trees and the natural world. Whether as an adolescent studying at a seminary or as a journalist living just outside Philadelphia's city limits, Gene has always lived and worked close to the woods, and his curiosity and keen sense of observation have taught him valuable lessons about a wide variety of trees: their distinct characteristics and the multiple benefits and uses they have. In addition to imparting many fascinating practical details of woods wisdom, A Sanctuary of Trees is infused with a philosophy and descriptive lyricism that is born from the author's passionate and lifelong relationship with nature:There is a point at which the tree shudders before it begins its descent. Then slowly it tips, picks up speed, often with a kind of wailing death cry from rending wood fibers, and hits the ground with a whump that literally shakes the earth underfoot. The air, in the aftermath, seems to shimmy and shiver, as if saturated with static electricity. Then follows an eerie silence, the absolute end to a very long life. Fitting squarely into the long and proud tradition of American nature writing, A Sanctuary of Trees also reflects Gene Logsdon's unique personality and perspective, which have marked him over the course of his two dozen previous books as the authentic voice of rural life and traditions"--
The contrary farmer by Gene Logsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gene Logsdon is known as a rabblerouser in progressive farm circles, for stirring up debates and controversies with his popular New Farm magazine column, "The Contrary Farmer." One of Logsdon's principle contrarieties is the opinion that - despite popular images of the vanishing American farmer - greater numbers of people in the U.S. will soon be growing and raising a greater share of their own food than at any time since the last century. Instead of vanishing, more and more farmers will be cottage-farming, part-time. This detailed and personal account of how Logsdon and his family use the arts and sciences of agriculture will inspire all those who seek an enjoyable and ecologically sane way of life. The Contrary Farmer offers the thoroughgoing, practical advice of a handbook for cottage farmers, as well as the subtler delights of a meditation in praise of work and pleasure. Logsdon gives his readers tools and tenets, but also hilarious commentaries and beautiful evocations of the Ohio countryside that this particular husbandman knows as his place in the universe
 
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All flesh is grass : the pleasures and promises of pasture farming
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The last of the husbandmen : a novel of farming lifeHoly shit : managing manure to save mankindSmall-scale grain raisingThe mother of all arts : agrarianism and the creative impulseThe pond loversYou can go home again : adventures of a contrary lifeThe contrary farmer's invitation to gardening