It is said that by examining a society’s agricultural base, one can gain insight to the community itself. That is the perspective of Stewards of the Land, an ibiblio collection that highlights the lives of organic farmers in central North Carolina.
Stewards of the Land is presented in a documentary style with a holistic narrative composed of audio excerpts, narrative, and images. One can find stories about a traditional tobacco farmer making the transition to organics, young college educated people returning to the land, and people farming with motivations deeply connected to the land itself.
If you’re interested in agriculture and/or sustainability and wish to learn more about the changing Southeastern U.S., Stewards of the Land is definitely a collection you want to browse.