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Author: Margaret Bamberger,Jeffrey Greene
ISBN: 1585445932
Language: English
Pages: 232 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1st Edition edition (March 26, 2007)
Rating: 4.2
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Water from Stone book .

Water from Stone book. Award-winning author Jeffrey Greene provides a portrait, by turns lyrical and provocative, of J. David Bamberger’s unlikely transformation from first, a vacuum cleaner salesman, then to co-founder and CEO of Church’s Fried Chicken, to an internationally recognized conservationist.

WATER FROM STONE is the love story of an old man for his land. Bamberger tells how he took a sorry piece of Texas land and reclaimed it so that streams would flow, grass and trees would grow, and people could come and enjoy being there to learn how to do it. I recommend it, particularly if you have a sorry piece of west Texas land.

Award-winning author Jeffrey Greene provides a portrait, by turns lyrical .

Award-winning author Jeffrey Greene provides a portrait, by turns lyrical and provocative, of J. David Bamberger’s unlikely transformation from first, a vacuum. The strikingly beautiful illustrations in this book, done by his wife, Margaret, have a simple, timeless quality. My purchase was Water from Stone by J. David Bamberger. Published by Thriftbooks. Water from Stone is an insightful look at the transformation of Selah the Bamberger's Ranch in Blanco County from a worn out piece of the hill country into an impressive environmental and sustainable conservation teaching facility.

Water From Stone: The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. Award-winning author, Jeffrey Greene provides a lyrical and compelling portrait of J. David Bamberger and his transformation from corporate businessman to internationally recognized conservationist. Decades-long restoration efforts on 5,500 acres of Texas Hill Country known as Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve, serve now as an inspiring model for land stewardship and outdoor education. Pen and ink illustrations throughout the story were done by Margaret Bamberger who succumbed to her battle with cancer in 2009.

The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series).

Water from Stone describes a land reclamation project in Blanco County, which provides a path for land and water reclamation .

Water from Stone describes a land reclamation project in Blanco County, which provides a path for land and water reclamation for not only the Texas Hill Country but other areas of the world as well. The story of the force behind this effort, J. David Bamberger, co-founder of Church’s Fried Chicken (also a San Antonio hometown product!) is intertwined with a description of the Selah Ranch where the reclamation project has been put into action over many years and several thousand acres. The ranch sits on several thousand acres in Blanco County, west of Austin and north of San Antonio.

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Jeffrey Greene is the author of French Spirits: A House, a Village, and a Love Affair with Burgundy and Water from Stone: The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve

Jeffrey Greene is the author of French Spirits: A House, a Village, and a Love Affair with Burgundy and Water from Stone: The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. A widely published poet, he is the recipient of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry. He teaches at the American University of Paris.

The Selah Bamberger Ranch Preserve is such an inspirational place e preserve last week . When you have a moment, please watch the Water from Stone video

The Selah Bamberger Ranch Preserve is such an inspirational place e preserve last week and spending some quality time with Mr. Bamberger, Colleen, and Jarred. When you have a moment, please watch the Water from Stone video. The story defines the ranch and validates the effectiveness and value of the restoration project. It’s bat season at Bamberger Ranch!! 89. 13. Much, but certainly not all, of this land is Selah, Bamberger Ranch

Award-winning author Jeffrey Greene provides a portrait, by turns lyrical and provocative, of J. David Bamberger’s unlikely transformation from first, a vacuum cleaner salesman, then to co-founder and CEO of Church’s Fried Chicken, to an internationally recognized conservationist. In fact, Greene tells two integrally related stories: the evolution of one man’s business sense, applying profit incentives to land restoration and nature conservancy; and the creation of a Texas Hill Country preserve where he effectively demonstrates his own principles. Growing up in rural Ohio during the Great Depression and World War II, Bamberger learned at an early age to shun waste, grow food productively, and admire the Amish for living in harmony with the land. His mother taught him to love the natural world and gave him a book that would set the course for his life: Pleasant Valley, by Louis Bromfield, a visionary American advocate for land restoration. Inspired by his new role model, Bamberger would say, “If I ever make money, I want to do what Bromfield did.” After finding that financial success, Bamberger bought what he describes as “the sorriest piece of land in Blanco County” and entered upon his decades-long effort to restore the ecological balance of 5,500 acres that had been virtually destroyed by more than a century of misuse. Naming his preserve Selah—from the Old Testament term meaning “pause and reflect”—Bamberger dedicates himself and his resources to protecting species and educating school children, conservation groups, government officials, and everyone else who will listen to his central message, delivered with evangelical zeal: We must take care of the earth, and anyone can help. Today, David and his wife, Margaret, have received many awards, and he has been featured in The New Yorker, in Audubon, and on CNN and network news. But until now, no one has fully told the story of how a man with vision transformed a place—and in doing so, transformed himself.
Comments (7)
Vichredag
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you have ever felt daunted while trying to restore some land, read this to help you keep on plugging. Mr. Bamberger's dedication is a great example: The results he achieved are inspiring.

Mr. Bamberger has made an incredible contribution to society. It took a combination of ethics, drive, and intelligence (all in abundance) to do what he did. Reading this book made me want to try to do my part too. I plan to take my children to visit and tour Selah sometime soon. I want them to see and understand what a difference a person with vision and determination can make.
Priotian
This is an awesome book and now I can't wait to go to Selah and see it in person. The author gave a very human, very engaging narrative to a complicated man with a complicated story.
Blackstalker
WATER FROM STONE is the love story of an old man for his land. The pen and ink drawings alone make it worth buying. Bamberger tells how he took a sorry piece of Texas land and reclaimed it so that streams would flow, grass and trees would grow, and people could come and enjoy being there to learn how to do it. I recommend it, particularly if you have a sorry piece of west Texas land.
Cemav
My husband wanted this book because of its discussion of water issues in our very drought ridden area.
September
I was so impressed by J.David Bamberger's compelling story! People like him--hard working, resourceful, personable, inspirational--are such a rarity these days. He has done some amazing environmental work, and has cared enough to share what he has learned with others. The strikingly beautiful illustrations in this book, done by his wife, Margaret, have a simple, timeless quality.
Foiuost
Not enough about the ecology of the area and the steps taken along with the results both good and bad. Too much focus on the owner.
Beahelm
I bought the book to learn more about the actual ranch. I got too much Bamberger, too little Selah. The title of the book led me to believe that it would be mostly about the ranch and the actual restoration details. Living near the ranch, I also found some of the details to be inaccurate.

I do agree with Bamberger's premise that there is very little the government can do to protect the environment........ short of locking us out of it. I also found it a little ironic that he seems to have disdain for the very system that empowered him to even undertake a project of this nature to begin with.
Fairly well written, too much about subject's prior life & not enough
about the Blanco County land restoration, a little interesting info on
the primary subject & a whole lot about his past life, careers, business
success, eco-nuts, and doing things the hard way at great expense. For
a similar & far better book, read Flat Top, about the reclamation of
Flat Top Ranch in Bosque County with similar problems & terrain.