Books written by Philip Ackerman-Leist

A Precautionary Tale

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 20, 2019 | 240 pages
Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by... More Info

Rebuilding the Foodshed

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 20, 2019 | 321 pages
Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to homeā€”and they are crying out for agricultural reform. All this has made "local food"... More Info