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Rural Renaissance

Rural Renaissance

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Published by: MosySpeed on Apr 04, 2011
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Advance Praise for
Rural Renaissance
Join these two delightful people on their modern-day journey back to the future,experiencing with them the joys and jitters of leaving the corporate cubicles of Chicago for the land, llamas, and rich lifestyle of a rural Wisconsin community.Also, this book is jam-packed with how-to’s and resources in case you’ve beenthinking of making your own journey into America’s rural renaissance.— J
, radio commentator and author of 
Thieves in High Places
John and Lisa are a real inspiration, showing through their lifestyle, their Inn and their dailylife how two people can make a real environmental impact now and for the future. Along withtheir personal story, they offer practical ideas and plenty of resources — and the reasons behindtheir choices.You don’t have to move to the country to gain from their experience; there arelots of suggestions to help you put some of their ideas to work in your own life right now.— N
, co-founder of Newman’s Own OrganicsIf you’re like most North Americans, you want to live an ecologically sustainablelife, but have not a clue about how to do it. Here’s what you need: hundreds of wonderfully inventive and practical examples of “how to do it,based on real life,personal experiences.This well-organized book also shows you how all theparts fit together into a realistic, complete, and viable lifestyle.— P
H. R 
, Co-author of 
The Cultural Creatives:How 50 Million People Are Changing the World
This book is for anyone wishing to improve their life by acheiving greater balance withthe earth and their actions.The authors clearly trace the steps they took thatcontinue to make a positive impact on their personal lives and community, whileproviding the resources readers need to follow suit.— A
, Executive Director, Co-op America
This inspired and inspiring book demonstrates that progress is not just theprovince of urban America.
Rural Renaissance
is the ultimate guide to reinventing individual lives and reinvigorating our shared future.— D
H. P
, author of 
Free Agent NationRural Renaissance
does a wonderful job making sustainable living sound accessible,enriching and fun, while being realistic about the resources, skills and relationshipsnecessary for getting started. John and Lisa’s focus on being in and building authentic place-based community is a dimension too often overlooked in thesterner literature of simple living.— K
, Associate Professor of American Studies, Providence College,Past Board Member,The Good Life CenterFantastic!
Rural Renaissance
is inspiring, funny, and packed with information and resourcesfor sustainable living; it thoughtfully presents the challenges and pleasures of living more sustainably. Add to that the practical advice and resources interwoventhroughout the pages, and this book becomes a must-read for anyone wanting to tread more lightly on the planet.— J
, Executive Director, Renewing the Countryside
Rural Renaissance
is neither wishful thinking nor nostalgia. In fact it is utterly practicaland can be as magical as serendipity for people looking for better ways to live.— D
W. O
, author of 
Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment
and theHuman Prospect
, and chair of the Environmental Studies program at Oberlin CollegeAs part of the 1970s back-to-the-land movement myself,
Rural Renaissance
touchedhome. I chuckled as Lisa and John rediscovered many of the trials andtribulations that my peers endured. And I shared in their successes and celebrations.Their passion for who they are, what they do, their impact on the earth and society,and what they can offer the rest of us is contagious.The principles they live bywill guide us all in a sustainable future. Lisa and John are, indeed, part of the solution.— M
, President, Midwest Renewable Energy Association

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