THE FARM THAT FEEDS US: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN ORGANIC FARM
The Farm That Feeds Us is a stylishly illustrated non-fiction book looking at the workings of a family farm, the different animals, crops, and machinery, and the rhythm of farm life throughout the year.
Where does our food come from? What role do farms play? What’s it like to be a farmer? In this charmingly illustrated book, follow a farm throughout the year to discover how the farmer grows fresh and tasty food for us to eat in a sustainable and natural way.
Explore the workings of a small-scale, organic family farm andexperience the rhythm of farm life. In thespring, visit the chicken coop, till the fields, and tour the farm machinery. Whensummercomes, plant corn, meet the pollinators, and head to the county fair. In thefall, make pies and preserves, harvest pumpkins, and put the fields to sleep.Winteractivities include trimming and pruning the orchard, seed shopping, and baking bread.
To conclude your year on the farm,learn what you can do to support the farmerswho pick our carrots and raise the cows for our milk. Aglossarydefines key sustainable farming terms.
Through this colorful and intimate look at life on a small-scale farm, children will learn not only how the farm feeds us, but how the farmer must feed and care for the farm.