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Logsdon, Gene

Overview
Works: 51 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 13,889 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Essays  Fiction  Didactic fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Anecdotes  Fables  Short stories  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: ND237.W93, B
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The mother of all arts : agrarianism and the creative impulse by Gene Logsdon( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,767 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 last of the husbandmen : a novel of farming life by Gene Logsdon( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,292 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
All flesh is grass : the pleasures and promises of pasture farming by Gene Logsdon( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,052 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
Wyeth people; a portrait of Andrew Wyeth as he is seen by his friends and neighbors by Gene Logsdon( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago, Logsdonthen a roving editor for Farm Journal (which he still edits)poked around rural Pennsylvania and Maine, interviewing people whom Andrew Wyeth had featured in various portrait paintings. This slim, hero-worshipping volume resulted, and one can understand why the artist asked Logsdon to desist from his snooping. Among those with whom Logsdon chatted were lumberman Ralph Cline (immortalized in Wyeth's The Patriot), Willard Snowden (subject of The Drifter), farmers Karl Kuerner and Forrest Wall, and the family of Christina Olson (the woman portrayed in Christina's World). The shallow interviews tell us little about Wyeth, only that he was a fine person, highly independent, not dogmatic, etc. The author also offers a puerile account of his tracking of Wyeth himself and of his wife's polite rebuffs
The man who created Paradise by Gene Logsdon( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After viewing the wasted land of an old strip-mine in Ohio, a former factory worker sets out to make it a place of beauty once again by transforming it into a productive farm
Successful berry growing; how to plant, prune, pick, and preserve bush and vine fruits by Gene Logsdon( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gardener's guide to better soil by Gene Logsdon( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information and techniques for testing, fertilizing and conditioning soil, mulching, making and using composts, draining, irrigating, and cultivating gardens
At nature's pace : farming and the American dream by Gene Logsdon( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 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 )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Logsdon's Practical skills : a revival of forgotten crafts, techniques, and traditions by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revival of forgotten crafts, techniques, and traditions
Holy shit : managing manure to save mankind by Gene Logsdon( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 386 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
The low-maintenance house by Gene Logsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-scale grain raising by Gene Logsdon( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to a young farmer : how to live richly without wealth on the new garden farm by Gene Logsdon( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation--young people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better way of life as small-scale "garden farmers." It's a lifestyle that isn't defined by accumulating wealth or by the "get big or get out" agribusiness mindset. Instead, it's one that recognizes the beauty of nature, cherishes the land, respects our fellow creatures, and values rural traditions. It's one that also looks forward and embraces "right technologies," including new and innovative ways of working smarter, not harder, and avoiding premature burnout. Completed only a few weeks before the author's death, Letter to a Young Farmer is a remarkable testament to the life and wisdom of one of the greatest rural philosophers and writers of our time. Gene's earthy wit and sometimes irreverent humor combines with his valuable perspectives on many wide-ranging subjects--everything from how to show a ram who's boss to enjoying the almost churchlike calmness of a well-built livestock barn. Reading this book is like sitting down on the porch with a neighbor who has learned the ways of farming through years of long observation and practice. Someone, in short, who has "seen it all" and has much to say, and much to teach us, if we only take the time to listen and learn. And Gene Logsdon was the best kind of teacher: equal parts storyteller, idealist, and rabble-rouser. His vision of a nation filled with garden farmers, based in cities, towns, and countrysides, will resonate with many people, both young and old, who long to create a more sustainable, meaningful life for themselves and a better world for all of us."--Publisher's description
Small-scale grain raising by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 304 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
A sanctuary of trees : beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 251 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"--
Two acre Eden by Gene Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pond lovers by Gene Logsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mother of all arts : agrarianism and the creative impulse
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The last of the husbandmen : a novel of farming lifeAll flesh is grass : the pleasures and promises of pasture farmingThe man who created ParadiseAt nature's pace : farming and the American dreamHoly shit : managing manure to save mankindSmall-scale grain raisingThe pond lovers
Alternative Names
Gene Logsdon American writer and farmer

록스던, 진 1931-2016

Languages
English (119)

Chinese (1)