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Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution

by Stephen Heyman Author

Louis Bromfield was known as many things - a World War I ambulance driver, a Paris expat, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. But perhaps what he is most well-known for is his utopian experimental farm in Ohio. He served as an inspiration to America's first generation of organic farmers and would go on to popularize the tenets of environmentalism years before it became an outstanding issue in the eyes of the American public. This biography unearths this lost icon in American culture, exploring his life between writing and plowing and how it led to an agricultural revolution that would enrich the soil and continues to protect the planet today with methods that are more critical than ever before.