Kregg Hetherington

Kregg is a Professor of Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. His current research is on rural politics in Paraguay, and he is currently finishing a book on the relationship between the landless movement, government corruption and violence in that country.

  • Cultivating Utopia

    Organic Farmers in a Conventional Landscape

    By Kregg Hetherington     December 2004

    This study begins with the questions “what draws people to become organic farmers?” and “why do so many leave farming in short order?” Organic farmers speak of a “wake-up call” or a moment, usually several years after buying and moving onto a farm, in which they question what they are doing and why. By most reports, most organic farmers then quit the field, or at least quit trying to farm commercially. The book examines what causes this wake-up call.