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Gene Logsdon's The Man Who Created Paradise is a message of hope at a time when the very concept of earth stewardship is under attack. The fable, inspired by a true story, tells how Wally Spero looked at one of the bleakest places in America -- a raw and barren strip-mined landscape -- and saw in it his escape from the drudgery of his factory job. He bought an old bulldozer and used the machine to carve patiently, acre by acre, a beautiful little farm out of a seemingly worthless wasteland.

Wally's story is a charming distillation of the themes that the late, beloved Gene Logsdon returned to again and again in his many books and hundreds of articles. Environmental restoration is the task of our time. The work of healing our land begins in our own backyards and farms, in our neighborhoods and our regions. Humans can turn the earth into a veritable paradise -- if they really want to.

The book is published by Ohio University Press.

©1998 Gene Longsdon (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

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short but inspired.

a great anecdote that will inspire or reinspire anyone who seeks to live a homestead lifestyle.

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Great story about simple living

if leaving your cubical to live on a homestead, this book will be a great inspiration. It's short enough to listen multiple time when things get tough.