Folks, This Ain’t Normal

Joel Salatin, a sustainable farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, has made a second career as a cultural critic by encouraging people into caring not merely about food but also about farms and farmers. Salatin, who has appeared in the documentaries Food, Inc. and Fresh!, has written a new book that shows us how dumb we’ve become about food and shames us into better behavior.

 
Folks This Ain't Normal book coverIn Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, Salatin reminds us of what we shouldn’t need to hear again but do; namely, that since people need food, we shouldn’t be so cavalier about how we get it or what it’s really like.
 
From folksthisaintnormal.com:

From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.

Read more about Salatin and Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, at this review on Transition Voice and watch Joel himself talk about what “ain’t normal” here:

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