The (Pocantico) Hills Are Alive!

The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture has released an admirable book of essays on what it means to be a farmer.

Letters to a Young Farmer:mOn Food, Farming, and Our Future

Edited by Martha Hodgkins (March 2017)

As the state of our climate worsens, the robust effort by farmers to maintain and respect our environment grows. To give thanks and appreciation to these hardworking individuals, Stone Barns Center communications director, Martha Hodgkins, has compiled 36 insightful essays by esteemed writers, activists, entrepreneurs, and leaders on the highs and lows of farming life. Contributors include bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, renowned chef and restaurateur Dan Barber, and Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. The deeply heartfelt messages this book has to offer will resonate even with those who have no background or experience in farming. Through the use of vivid detail and personal connections, readers will reap the harvest of wisdom that flows from these pages. 176 pgs, Princeton Architectural Press, $19.95 (pbk)