What Is Farmacology
“Farmacology” is NOT the course Conrad area farmer Gary Gollehon majored in back in college! Rather it’s the title of the fascinating new hardcover book from Daphne Miller. “Farmoacology” doesn’t frighten me because I recently did a Puffman Blog on “Foodology”! Mller’s “Farmacology:What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health & Healing” is hot off the presses this month from HarperCollins Publishers. Practicing family physician & author of “The Jungle Effect”, Dr. Daphne Miller had long suspected that farming & medicine were intimately linked. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing, & fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to earth, Miller left her medical office in San Francisco & traveled to 7 innovative family farms across the country to better understand the connections between sustainable agriculture & the health of her patient. The product of her adventures IS “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health & Healing”, a compelling new vision for sustainable health & healing & a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives. Miller went all over the danged place…a Kentucky homestead, a biodynamic farm in Washington State, a ranch in the Ozarks, 2 chicken farms in Arkansas, a winery in California, a community garden in the Bronx, & finally an aromatic herb farm in Northeast Washington State. Check out “Farmacology” at www.harpercollins.com. As for the Gollehon place…Gary reports that he saw his FIRST rattlesnake of the year yesterday (Tuesday) & I don’t have to tell you Agri-buffs what that means. “Farmocology’ is in the major bookstores now & Gollehon’s back on the tractor!