Steven McFadden, Community Agriculture Author


Occupation: Writer

Place of Residence: Lincoln, Neb.

Background: Independent journalist Steven McFadden has been writing about the land and our relationship with the land since he graduated from journalism school at Boston University in 1975. With Trauger Groh, he is co-author of the first two books on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Farms of Tomorrow: Community Supported Farms, Farm Supported Communities (1990) and Farms of Tomorrow Revisited (1998).

He’s also the author of The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century, and Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones.

His book Deep Agroecology: Farms & Food at a Cultural Crossroads was published Summer, 2019.

Steven’s other nonfiction books include: Profiles in WisdomTeach Us to Number Our DaysLegend of the Rainbow WarriorsA Primer for Pilgrims; Tales of the Whirling Rainbow, and Classical Considerations. He’s also author of a contemporary, epic, nonfiction saga of North America that is freely available online: Odyssey of the 8th Fire.

Current Projects: Writing a biography of the late Leon Secatero, former headman for the Canoncito Band of the Navajo Nation.

Other fun facts: The animal relatives who share space with Steven and his wife Elizabeth are a magisterial mutt named Mister Olsen, and an indomitable tabby cat named Lillith. But everyone calls the dog Olsen, and the cat Lily.

Connect with Steven:

Chiron Communications

Deep Agroecology (
The Call of the Land)

Odyssey of the 8th Fire

Click here to read all of Steven's blog posts on MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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