Ana Sofia Joanes wrote: “The Call of the Land provides an incredibly thorough guide for all interested in discovering or further understanding the changes that are taking shape across the country.
“In The Call of the Land, a surprisingly compact little book, Steven McFadden managed to assemble a meticulous overview of the people, places, and concepts in what he coined the ‘Agrarian Renewal.’
“When reading through this compact little book, you will be amazed by the diversity and vision embodied in the movement so thoroughly and vividly painted/ described by Steven McFadden.”
Meanwhile, in a Great Plains monthly magazine, Nature’s Companion, Master Gardener Carol Evans Lynch offered a full review of The Call of the Land. She wrote “…a sourcebook is exactly what it is. McFadden has assembled a collection of information that promotes the growth of locally grown, sustainable food through an agrarian lifestyle…
“…The Call of the Land offers the vision of a pathway for a 21st Century paradigm shift that many feel will be necessary for sustainable, reliable, environmentally friendly food production in the future.”