Farming in the presence of Nature ... A farmer's (and gardener's) guide to understanding Gaia by Athena Tainio
"... watch with me as a grand and beautiful picture unfolds, of the interconnectedness of all things."
No endeavour engages so deeply, so personally with nature as farming, whether on a thousand acres or in the gardener's window box. When farmers delve into nature's mysteries, they follow in the footsteps of the myraid curious natural scientists who came before.
No mere book of philosophy, Tainio cleverly connects the esoteric with the concrete, bridging the gap between modern-day soil chemistry and natural earth forces. She builds upon the work of her late husband, legendary agronomist Bruce Tainio, with her own understandings, creating a book sure to challenge and inspire any student of nature who has an open mind.
Join Athena (Teena) Tainio on a journey that illuminates the diverse wonders of the building blocks of life and gain a new appreciation for the inspiring and powerful dynamics of life on our planet, our farms, Gaia. In this deeply personal story of discovery, the author poetically relates her own understanding of Gaia, a name drawn from Greek mythology for the personification of the Earth, the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.