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Malabar Farm

Malabar Farm by Anneliese Abbott

The Book

Established in 1939 by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and farmer Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm was once considered "the most famous farm in the world." Farmers, conservationists, politicians, businessmen, and even a few Hollywood celebrities flocked to rural Ohio to see how Bromfield restored worn-out land to lush productivity using conservation practices. Permanent, sustainable agriculture, Bromfield preached, was the "New Agriculture" that would transform the postwar world.


The Farm

Today, Malabar Farm is operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as an Ohio State Park. It is one of the few surviving landmarks of the New Deal soil conservation movement that is open to the public. Visitors can tour Louis Bromfield's Big House and take wagon tours of the farm's rolling fields. 

Malabar Farm visitor center
Anneliese Abbott at Malabar Farm

Behind the Scenes

What does it take to write a book? A lot more than ends up in the final pages! Join author Anneliese Abbott for a behind-the-scenes tour of the four years of research that went into Malabar Farm.

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