Brooks Lamb is a conservationist and an agrarian. He is the author of Love for the Land: Lessons from Farmers Who Persist in Place, a book that reviewers have called “excellent,” “graceful,” and “more necessary than ever.” He’s also the author of Overton Park: A People’s History, and numerous essays, op-eds, and poems. Brooks’s writing lives at the intersection of place, agriculture, justice, and community, and he draws from philosophy, history, sociology, and personal experience to shape his thoughts and stories. Beyond his writing, Brooks has served farms and farmers on local, state, and national levels. He currently works with American Farmland Trust as the Land Protection and Access Specialist. He grew up on a small family farm in unincorporated Holts Corner, Tennessee, and he remains an active caretaker for the land, even when that has to be from afar. He now lives with his wife, Regan, in Memphis.


Love for the Land

March 24, 2024 11:30AM – 1PM

Along with other farmers, Brooks Lamb—author, farmer, and advocate—discusses farmland loss from suburban sprawl, rampant agricultural consolidation, and racial injustice among farmers of color in his new book Love for the Land.

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