GRAIN BY grain (2019): bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle

A compelling agricultural story skillfully told - Kirkus Reviews

“In the age of start-ups and tech crazes, it might seem counterintuitive to call something as ancient as grain ‘revelatory.’ Nevertheless, Bob Quinn’s quest to recapture the value of our food system through grain is just that—a revelation. Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn have unlocked the key to kickstarting change—Grain by Grain is one big kernel of truth.” - Dan Barber, chef/co-owner, Blue Hill, and author of The Third Plate

“Farmer and plant biochemist Bob Quinn’s passionate story makes it impossible to go on farming (or eating) as usual. A must read for anyone who wants to understand why our food system is so unhealthy and how we can fix it.”  - Daphne Miller, author of Farmacology: Total Health from the Soil Up

“Long before anybody heard the term ‘social enterprise,’ a few untrained businesspeople started small, unconventional companies to solve problems for their neighbors — and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.  This is the story of one such entrepreneurial effort, which demonstrates how a green economy rooted in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy can help rebuild struggling communities in rural America.” - Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, author of Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman.

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  • Winner, Montana Book Award

  • Winner, Green Prize for Sustainable Literature

  • Selected for 2017 University of Montana common read program, "Griz Read."

“This book tells the fascinating story from one corner of the ongoing rural renaissance–it will resonate and fascinate, and it will leave you looking for ways to get involved yourself.” - Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy

“These farmers demonstrate how to build democracy and build soils at the same time. What a deal!” - Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and Daring Democracy

“Liz Carlisle’s new book is an absolute treasure–-actual stories of real farmers in a part of Montana, some of whom found that their industrial farming practices were a ‘losing game’ and some who discovered that locally adapted organic farming could be resilient and economically successful.  It is a must read for anyone interested in the future of food in America.”- Frederick Kirschenmann, author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience