Michael Foley

Michael Foley

After twenty years in academia, Michael Foley began farming first in southern Maryland, and then in Willits, California, where he, his wife, and oldest daughter currently operate the small, diversified Green Uprising Farm. Foley is co-founder of the School of Adaptive Agriculture and currently manages his local farmers market. He has also served as vice president of the Mendocino County Farmers’ Market Association and president of Little Lake Grange. His new book is Farming for the Long Haul (Chelsea Green Publishing, February 2019).

BOOK | Farming for the Long Haul

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Farmers in urban civilizations have always been subject to powers beyond them. Indeed, there is ample evidence that urban civilizations were invariably built on the conquest and subjection of farming cultures. Our current food industry grew out of the defeat of farmers’ efforts in the late nineteenth century to win fair prices for their production.