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Ben Hewitt


From Ben's website: "I was born and raised in northern Vermont, in a two-room cabin situated on the 165-acre homestead my father purchased in the late 60’s for a whooping $15,000. At 16, the legal age of “school leaving” in my home state, I dropped out of high school to support myself in the building trades. I began writing for magazines in my early 20’s; within two years, freelance magazine writing became my sole means of supporting myself and later my family.

I now live in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with my wife and two sons, where we run a small-scale, diversified hill farm. Our focus is producing nutrient dense foods from vibrant, mineralized soils for ourselves and the immediate community.

I have written five books, am currently working on a sixth, and I still write the occasional magazine story. I am tremendously grateful to be so privileged. Thank you for your support."

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611801699
Availability: Special Order
Published: Roost Books - September 9th, 2014

The charming story of one family's mission to build a deeper, lasting connection to land and community on their Vermont farm

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609611378
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Published: Rodale Books - June 7th, 2011

Over the past few years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of 3,000 residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America.

The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-To-The-Land Family's Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603585514
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - January 23rd, 2015

A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life

The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another.

Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook: Ride with Confidence and Avoid Common Pitfalls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594863004
Availability: Special Order
Published: Rodale Books - November 29th, 2005

Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook by Ben Hewitt provides proven wisdom and techniques to help new cyclists get on the road to better fitness and safe, skilled riding.

Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists by Ben Hewitt provides proven training programs and pointers from cycling's most knowledgeable coaches--whether you're cycling competitively or just to keep fit!

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