Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose is the savory story of a couple who challenged convention to shape a self-created life and grow a loving relationship and family. Their vision blossomed Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center–a solar powered oasis and renowned organization that has taught thousands to ‘Grow Food Everywhere.’ This compelling book includes over fifty essays and stories that recount the humorous and harsh realities of a honeymoon of thousands of miles walked on pilgrimage from Auschwitz to Hiroshima; sixty combined years in the farm fields; adventures building and living off the grid; and the launch of a garlic and arts festival with neighbors and a hundred bucks. These, plus ‘field guides’ with practical DIY ideas, contemplative practices, and seasonal recipes unite under one cover to inspire readers to cultivate resilient and vibrant lives and communities.
By Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib
Available March 2019 from Levellers Press, Amherst MA
“…an unforgettable journey that is riveting, funny, and always deeply moving and down to earth” Mira Bartók, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, The Memory Palace
“…practical, concrete advice about how we can work together to empower others and change how our country thinks about food.” Congressman Jim McGovern
“…their work to heal our relationships to land and each other is the tangible manifestation of their love.” Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black
“…an invaluable gift whose timeliness cannot be overstated. This is not a feel-good book. It is a get-out-and-do-good book. “ Greg Watson, two term Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture
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Our son Levi created the mandala image as well as this author video. We love him so.