Malabar Farm: Published in 1948 by Louis Bromfield, “Malabar Farm” is an engrossing book about the development of a farm that he bought in Ohio during the 30’s and 40’s. It’s a story of his crusade to restore the farm and land and in some ways American ideals. A native of Mansfield Ohio, he was an early crusader for sustainable agriculture and soil management. His efforts come only a few years after the great dust bowl of the Depression and during WWII. It’s enjoyable to hear the stories of life on the farm in that era and very telling in his push to understand and manage the land thoughtfully.
Enjoy! John DeWald