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.’ 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.
If you plan to come to the launch event at the Hitchcock Center on April 11th registration is recommended as space is limited and filling.
And yes, it will be available on Amazon but we encourage you to purchase our book directly from the wonderful, worker-owned, unionized Levellers Press, and shop other indie presses and bookstores whenever possible to support local economies.
“…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
“…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
…practical, concrete advice about how we can work together to empower others and change how our country thinks about food.” Congressman Jim McGovern
Read More Wonderful Testimonies
Listen to a recent interview with Monte Belmonte and CISA on The River WRSI
Enjoy some excerpts from the book here
*Making Love While Farming cover design mandala above by Levi Baruch (and the video too). Cover art by Lynne Rudie Graphic Design.