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Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town

By: Brian Donahue

329 pages, 10 b/w photos

Yale University Press

Hardback | Sep 1999 | #90797 | ISBN: 0300076738
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Paperback | Apr 2001 | #117597 | ISBN: 0300089120
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About this book

Lively account of a community working to combat suburban sprawl, to protect a large part of the landscape as common land, and to enjoy the land productively in an ecologically sustainable way.

Donahue's case that we should try to reconnect with the land is made more powerful because, in one town, he has shown it can work. Paul Raeburn, New York Times Book Review "A wonderful addition to the literature of urban and small-scale farming." Bob Schildgen, Sierra "Enjoyable, stimulating reading for general readers, professional environmentalists, and everyone in between." Choice Named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine"

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Brian Donahue is assistant professor of American environmental studies on the Jack Meyerhoff Foundation at Brandeis University.

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