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A little bit of land / Jessica Gigot.


From midwifing new lambs to harvesting basil, Jessica Gigot invites the reader into her life on a small farm and the uncommon road that led her there. Fascinated by farming and the burgeoning local food movement, she spent her twenties wandering the Pacific Northwest, interning at small farms and doing graduate work in horticulture, always with an eye towards learning as much as she could about how and why people farm. Despite numerous setbacks and the many challenges of farming, she created a family and farm life defined by resilience and a genuine love of the land. In A Little Bit of Land, Gigot explores the intricacies of small-scale agriculture in the Pacific Northwest and the changing role of women in this male-dominated industry. Gigot alternates between chapters describing joys, routines, and challenges of farm life and chapters reflecting on her formative experiences in agriculture, on farms and in classrooms from Ashland to the Skagit Valley. Throughout, she explores questions of sustainability, economics, health, and food systems.

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  • ISBN: 0870712136
  • ISBN: 9780870712135
  • Physical Description: 150 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2022.
Subject: Gigot, Jessica.
Farm life > Washington (State) > Skagit County.
Women farmers > Washington (State) > Skagit County > Biography.
Farmers > Washington (State) > Skagit County > Biography.
Sustainable agriculture > Washington (State) > Skagit County.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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Upper Skagit Library 630.92 GIG 1015247 Nonfiction Available -

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