Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Books I need to Read

Well, I hurt my ankle chasing Quinn (my 2 year old) around the park today, so I stayed home from work. This was disappointing, because today is the day I teach my cooking class, which is my favorite part of my work week. But anyway, I am sitting here and thinking, and it reminds me that there are a lot of books I need to read.

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming- Masanobu Fukuoka

Consulting the Genius of a Place; An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture- Wes Jackson

The Unsettling of America, Culture & Agriculture- Wendell Berry

Second Nature; A Gardener's Education- Michael Pollan (His other books have literally changed my life)

You Can Farm; The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise- Joel Salatin

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder- Richard Louv (halfway through this one)

Gaia's Garden, Second Edition: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture- Toby Hemenway (halfway through this as well. Pattern?)


  1. Just stopping by your blog to say hi and thank you for visiting/following my blog! I like your blog already and I can see we would probably agree on a lot of things. I think I will follow your blog as well.

    That sounds like quite a good reading list. Books, I have so many on my bookshelf I want to find the time to read. I am bit of a book hoarder I think, there is such a wealth of information and enjoyment in books. I wish I could find more time to read!

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

    I have the same relationship to books- a huge shelf always getting bigger, and me not keeping up. I am reading the Joel Salatin one now, it's very good, recommended.