Poet, Farmer & Educator
Farmer, poet, and pioneer of the community farming movement, Scott Chaskey is the kind of progressive thinker that doesn't come around often. Weaving together his passion for farming and prose, Scott has penned multiple books on the community farming movement, creating a road-map for Americans who want to live off the land as a community."
- from "Here’s the Thing," host Alec Baldwin.
News & Press
He has appeared as a public speaker, for readings and keynote addresses at such highlight events in the vital ecological movement as:
Selected Recent Appearances
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, NY, April 2015
Long Island Food Conference , Hofstra Un., NY, April 2015
International Seed Library Forum, Tucson, Arizona, May 2015
Marders Garden Center, Bridgehampton, NY, May 2015
National Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa, Ca., September 2015
Center for Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz, Ca., September 2015
International CSA Conference, Beijing, China, November 2015
“Our Common Home,” The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC, March 2016
Amagansett Food Institute, NY, April 2016
People's State of the Union, Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY, April 2017
Seedtime, Riverhead Free Library, NY, August 2017
On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds
Rodale, 2014. Hardcover.
This book considers "the web of biodiversity and resilience at the heart of our cultural inheritance" by masterfully weaving history, politics, botany, literature, mythology and memoir into a beautiful and instructive narrative. Integrating scholarship with accessible storytelling, Seedtime is a celebration as well as a call to action urging us to renew our role as citizens of Nature not as conquerors of it.
Seasons on an Organic Farm
Viking, 2005. Hardcover ($20) & Softcover ($10).
This inspirational evocation of a life spent working the earth examines the connections between land and the human family by exploring four seasons of activity at Quail Hill Farm, Amagansett, NY.Chaskey reminds us of what we do not want to lose - indeed, want to restore - and shows why farming is such an important part of what defines the human community.
Stoneman Press, 1993.
Limited Edition numbered copy signed by author and artist.
Limited Edition letterpress book of poems inspired by the peninsular landscape in Cornwall, England, with original woodcut prints by Breon O'Casey, Anglo-Irish artist. Included in the rare books collection of the Houghton Library, Harvard University.