Author(s): MACCORMACK HARRY
The recently published and expanded fourth edition of The Transition Document: Toward a Biological Resilient Agriculture by Harry MacCormack is arguably his most important work in a long and winding career of poetry, politics, farming, writing, and spiritual discovery. Originally published in 1988, this edition of the book is the result of a major rewriting by MacCormack and includes a considerable amount of new material and insights gathered in the 15 years since the third edition. Along with fundamental discussions of soil biology, farming practices, nutrition, and much of what he teaches in his workshops at Sunbow Farm, MacCormack narrates The Transition Document like a progressive journal, commenting as he goes along about how various ideas expressed in earlier editions of the book have changed, developed, or proven out–making this work absolutely critical to understanding the steady evolution of organic practices. Sixty-seven years after J.I. Rodale wrote the quote above, it is safe to say the awakening is upon us. This book is proof of that.