Gene Logsdon

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Eugene (Gene) H. Logsdon
Born (1931-11-05)November 5, 1931[1]
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Died May 31, 2016(2016-05-31) (aged 84)
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Occupation farmer, author
Spouse(s) Carol (Downs) Logsdon
Parent(s) Gerald and Catherine (Rall) Logsdon

Gene Logsdon (November 5, 1931 – May 31, 2016) was an American man of letters, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He was a prolific author of essays, novels, and nonfiction books about agrarian issues, ideals, and techniques.

Gene Logsdon farmed in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.[2] He wrote many books and hundreds of articles for numerous publications including New Farm, Mother Jones, Orion, Utne Reader, Organic Gardening, Draft Horse Journal and the Wall Street Journal.

Works[edit]

Gene Logsdon blogged at The Contrary Farmer blog.[3]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm (2017)
  • Gene Everlasting: A Contrary Farmer's Thoughts on Living Forever (2014)
  • A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions (2012)
  • Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind (2010 ISBN 978-1-60358-251-3)
  • Small-Scale Grain Raising, Second Edition: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains, for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers (2009)
  • The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse (Culture of the Land) (2007)
  • All flesh is Grass: Pleasures & Promises of Pasture Farming (2004)
  • The Pond Lovers (2003)
  • Wyeth People (2003)
  • Living at Nature's Pace: Farming and the American Dream (2000)
  • Good Spirits: A New Look at Ol' Demon Alcohol (2000)
  • You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life (1998)
  • The Big Things in Life are the Little Things (1998, with Steve Zender)
  • The Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening (1997)
  • The Contrary Farmer (1995)
  • The Low-Maintenance House (1987)
  • Moneysaving Secrets: A Treasury of Salvaging, Bargaining, Recycling, and Scavenging Techniques (1986)
  • Gene Logsdon's Practical Skills: A Revival of Forgotten Crafts, Techniques, and Traditions (1985)
  • Wildlife in the Garden: How to Live in Harmony With Deer, Raccoons, Rabbits, Crows, and Other Pesky Creatures (1983)
  • Organic Orcharding: A Grove of Trees to Live In (1981)
  • Getting Food from Water: A Guide to Backyard Aquaculture (1979, Digital Library Copy)
  • The Gardener's Guide to Better Soil (1978)
  • Small-Scale Grain Raising (1977)
  • Successful Berry Growing (1974)
  • Homesteading: How to Find New Independence on the Land (1973)
  • Two Acre Eden: Finding the Good Life on Your Own Piece of Land (1971)

Fiction[edit]

  • Pope Mary and the Church of Almighty Good Food (2010)
  • The Last of the Husbandmen: A Novel of Farming Life (2008)
  • The Lords of Folly (2007)
  • The Man Who Created Paradise: A Fable (Ohio Bicentennial) (2001, with Gregory Spaid and Wendell Berry)

Awards[edit]

2000 Ohioana Career Award[4]


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