Through engaging stories, "Renewing the Countryside" - Wisconsin explores how the state is leading the nation in sustainably grown food, environmentally responsible businesses, and homegrown, forward-looking answers to today's rural economy. Seven chapters cover stories ranging from arts and culture, farming, green business, conservation, tourism, community development, and learning. Learn about how the city of Washburn on Chequamegon Bay has become the country's first eco-municipality, how the Growing Power organization is connecting urban Milwaukee kids to fresh food and the countryside, and how innovative farmers and artisan food makers are bringing sustainably and organically grown products to consumers throughout the state. This book will spur imaginations, give hope, and foster dialogue. It is a must-read for all who take pleasure in Wisconsin's rural areas and want to see them sustained for future generations.
Jerry Hembd is associate professor in the department of business and economics at the University of Wisconsin - Superior, a state specialist in community and economic development with the University of Wisconsin - Extension, and director of the Northern Center for Community and Economic Development, which is a joint venture of both UW institutions. He has been working and teaching in the area of community development for over twenty years. He also has considerable international experience, including work in the Philippines, Vietnam, and India. Jody Padgham has been education director of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service since 2002. She is the editor of several publications, including the bi-monthly Organic Broadcaster newspaper, and books Organic Dairy Farming, Raising Poultry on Pasture and Women in Charge, Tales and Teachings from our Farms. She raises sheep and pastured poultry on a 60-acre grass farm in north central Wisconsin.
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