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Organic Food and Farming by
Organic Food and Farming: A Reference Handbook is a valuable resource for students and general readers curious about the history, evolution, and growth of the organic food movement. Organic Food and Farming: A Reference Handbook begins with a deep dive into the origins of organic farming, offering a clear discussion of what constitutes organic production and how that has changed over time. Next, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of growth of organics as both an industry and a social movement and the inherent challenges that occur from trying to be both. The book additionally covers controversial issues and challenges, along with good news about what is working and what is possible. Included are essays by scholars, farmers, and experts working with NGOs as well as profiles of key people and organizations in the organic sector. Additional chapters include data and documents, a comprehensive resource list, and a detailed chronology of the key events in the history of the organic sector. Distinguishing it from others that laud or dismiss organic food and farming practices is this book's objective nature, which allows it to be used as a definitive resource on the topic. Chronology of the years 1840-2019, including more than 100 entries describing key moments in the history of organic farming and food Essays by organic farmers and scholars, including one by Grace Gershuny, author, educator, and one of the original USDA National Organic Program staff members who helped write the original regulations A comprehensive overview of growth of organics as both an industry and a social movement and the inherent challenges that occur from trying to be both Survey of the history of organic food and farming that helps readers identify key issues in an easy-to-understand fashion
Call Number: S 605.5 .M347 2021 - Auburn Hills & Highland Lakes
Publication Date: 2021-03-17
Weed-Free Gardening by
Weed-Free Gardening introduces a comprehensive and achievable plan for eliminating weed pressure in your planting beds.
Call Number: SB 611.5 .G73 2022 - Orchard Ridge
Publication Date: 2022-04-12
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Careers Working with Animals by
Options for those interested in working with animals range from positions with no formal requirements--dog walkers, pet sitters, and pet groomers-to veterinarians and zoologists with advanced degrees. The veterinary field offers a wide range of opportunities, from veterinary assistant or technician, to veterinarians with years of training. Animal specialists include trainers responsible for preparing animals for stage and film, and animals that provide special care to the disabled. Animal shelters and animal rescue organizations are other ways to work with animals. Just some of the many careers examined in this volume include: Animal Control Workers Animal Trainer Farmer & Rancher Park Manager Pet Groomers Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers Veterinarian Wildlife Biologists Zoologist. Each chapter provides a wealth of real-world information including A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, and Conversations with Real Professionals.
Call Number: SF 80 .C37 2021 - Auburn Hills CAREER
Publication Date: 2021-11-30