Heritage Farming in the Southwest


Heritage farming builds on the time-tried successes of the past to grow food that is good for you and good for the farmer. It is for people concerned about the taste of the food they eat, where that food comes from, and how we treat the land and waters we depend on to feed us. Heritage farming is knowing about sources of food and thus being able to enjoy it much more.

This book tells the story of small-scale farming methods that will keep us and the land healthy for generations to come, using crops and livestock that have been bred over long periods to adapt to regional conditions.

Heritage farming honors the contributions of farmers of many cultures who have depended on foods adapted to their region to live in a self-sufficient way. Their foods have the flavor of place embedded in every mouthful and provide residents, as well as tourists, with a unique experience of the region.

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who tangibly works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He is founder of the Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) collaborative and co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH.

  • ISBN: 9781583691212
  • Genre: Foodways
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim size: 6" x 9"
  • Page count: 63 pages
  • Published by Western National Parks Association in 2009
  • Written by Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Audience: General, Adult
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