Endorsements for The Call of the Land

Endorsement by Ana Sophia Joanes, Director of the acclaimed film, Fresh.

The Call of the Land provides an incredibly thorough guide for all interested in discovering or further understanding the changes that are taking shape across the country.

“In The Call of the Land, a surprisingly compact little book, Steven McFadden managed to assemble a meticulous overview of the people, places, and concepts in what he coined the “Agrarian Renewal.”

“When reading through this compact little book, you will be amazed by the diversity and vision embodied in the movement so thoroughly and vividly painted/ described by Steven McFadden.”


Endorsement by Courtney White, Executive Director ofThe Quivira Coalition and author of “Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West” and other works. “The Call of the Land is an important and timely primer on a resurgent agrarianism taking place around the nation. As the challenges of the 21st century begin to bear down, we can take solace, and find pragmatic solutions, in the back-to-the-land work of progressive farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and many others. Hope dwells in the grassroots. This book is a great guide on where to look.”


Endorsement by Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute and author of nine books, including Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis (2009) and Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (2007).“We humans have lately entered into a collective techno-trance in which our primordial ties with land have been all but forgotten. Urban consumer lifestyles lead children to believe that food comes ultimately from the supermarket; that nature is merely something to be seen on dedicated cable channels. In reality, we are as dependent as ever on soil, water, weather, and biodiversity, even as we overuse, upset, and destroy these foundational elements of life. Steven McFadden helps us remember the essential, and points to the only sane path ahead–a profound emotional reconnection with the physical ground of being.”


Larry Dossey, M.D.

Endorsement by best-selling author Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words, The Power of Premonitions, and many other books.

“Steven’s book is just terrific. I grew up agrarian, on a small farm in central Texas. I still have dirt under my nails and am proud of it. We grew our own food, a practice I still follow…”Our links to the land go deep; they are primordial, archetypal, and innate, and we ignore them at our peril.  In The Call of the Land Steven McFadden explores these connections and how we can restore them at a time in history when they have become dangerously tenuous.

“If you have ever felt the urge to plant a seed or tend a garden, or heard the veggies whispering to you as you pass them in the supermarket aisle, you will love this book. McFadden is dealing with sacred science, the sort of wisdom we require for our survival.”

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