Robert Turner launches Carrots Don't Grow on Trees: Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Twelve years after Michael Pollan first opened our eyes to the modern problems of the industrial food complex, organic farmer and successful businessman Robert Turner explores what has changed in our food culture and how the current 'grow local' and 'farm to table' movement is now determining where and how we live. In Carrots Don't Grow on Trees an organic farm takes center stage in a new kind of agriculturally-based community where residents gain closer connections healthy food and the farmers who grow it. Turner wasn't trying to build Utopia; the community he envisions is the next logical step for the 'eat your view' movement that has already changed restaurant menus around the world. Turner takes a no-nonsense business approach to saving small farms and protecting our local farming capacity while preserving the important knowledge of growing food for future generations.

Robert Turner is a writer for several columns in regional food and lifestyle magazines, an entrepreneur, and the founder of multiple businesses in such diverse industries as manufacturing, licensing, publishing and real estate development. Now owner of an organic farm and the Executive Director of the Creekside Farm Education Center, Turner is a dedicated advocate for small, local farmers and sustainable food production. Mr. Turner is a graduate from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. He currently lives with his wife Kara on a working farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. They have two sons in college.

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Event date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781946412454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Discovery Books LLC - February 1st, 2019