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Anneliese Abbott

Meet Anneliese

Anneliese Abbott has been researching the history of organic and sustainable agriculture since 2015 and is the author of Malabar Farm: Louis Bromfield, Friends of the Land, and the Rise of Sustainable Agriculture. She has a BS in plant and soil science from The Ohio State University and an MS in environmental studies and agroecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently runs a small vegetable CSA in Michigan and is working on a book on the history of organic agriculture.



Organic farming is the way of the future. Yet in order to look ahead, we must first understand our past. This website is devoted to preserving and publicizing the history of organic agriculture in the United States through articles, oral histories, and publications. This history includes individuals with a wide diversity of ideologies and political views, and every attempt has been made to present this historical material fairly.

Louis Bromfield and vegetable stand
Louis Bromfield with cows

Key features

This website expands on the information included in my series of articles on the history of organic agriculture in America, published in Acres U.S.A. magazine from 2018 to 2022. It includes information about my book Malabar Farm and the complete transcripts of all the oral histories I have conducted so far. Future content will include bibliographies on organic history topics, reworked and updated versions of some of my best Acres articles, behind-the-scenes peeks at my research trips, and more. Subscribe to my blog and email newsletter to be the first to find out about new content!

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