FINDING TURTLE FARM event at Beaverdale Books with Angela Tedesco

Angela Tedesco will join Beaverdale Books for a presentation and discussion of her new book, FINDING TURTLE FARM, on Wednesday, August 17.
When Aug 17, 2022
from 18:30 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Ave., Suite S1, Des Moines, IA 50310
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The story of starting and running an organic farm—told by the woman who owned one of the first Community Supported Agriculture operations in the Upper MidwestAngela Tedesco will join Beaverdale Books for a presentation and discussion of her new book, Finding Turtle Farm: My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community-Supported Agriculture, on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. 

On a twenty-acre farm in Iowa in 1995, Angela Tedesco planted the seeds of Turtle Farm, introducing Community Supported Agriculture to Iowa. In Finding Turtle Farm, Tedesco recounts this adventure in all its down-and-dirty work and wonder, from plan and plot to harvest, in an ultimately hopeful account of what it means to meet the most basic of human needs.

"At the heart of Finding Turtle Farm is an essential gift: the opportunity to see a woman shaped by the sacredness of the land she nurtures and the community she feeds. As Angela Tedesco details the diversity of life she supports on her farm, a delicious revolution unfolds. Readers understand a fundamental truth—the health and vitality of food and nature and humans are interwoven as one. An inspirational blueprint for the land that feeds us, this book will motivate you to source your food from community-based, regenerative-organic farms as well as provide you with information on how to prepare it. And, just maybe, you’ll get bitten by the growing bug, too!" —Atina Diffley, author of Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works

"In this era of weather whiplash called climate change, Angela Tedesco provides us a clear path forward. Through vivid storytelling and keen observation, she details the joys and the challenges of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmer, who harvests an amazing bounty of food from tiny seeds. After reading this book, you'll want to strengthen your commitment to those who grow healthy food, build the soil, and care for creation." —Teresa Opheim, director, Climate Land Leaders, and initial Turtle Farm CSA subscriber

"In Finding Turtle Farm, Angela Tedesco, a CSA pioneer in Iowa, conveys her journey from graduate school to a second career as an organic farmer. She shares information, wit, and stories that capture why farming is about so much more than growing food, illustrating the importance of being connected to your food and the farmers who grow it." —Sally Worley, executive director, Practical Farmers of Iowa

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