Peace of the Earth Farm (POTE)

Peace of the Earth Farm cultivates vegetables, herbs, and flowers using organic methods (not yet certified). We value fresh food, high crop diversity, community interaction, health of the "agro-ecosystem", and sustainable, organic methods of farming. We believe that our local community will benefit greatly from the cycle of local dollars to local food.
You can contribute to our farm by pledging your support for our kickstarter campaign


Our CSA program is currently on hold while we rehabilitate our soil. If you would like to support Peace of the Earth Farm, please pledge your support for our kickstarter campaign.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Reading List

Hello Hello,

Sometimes, the perfect book makes all the difference in the world. Most people know about Michael Pollen's, The Omnivore's Dilemma, but there's a whole host of other books that I think are very useful to the average person with regard to food. I thought I would put together a list of some of my favorite books that have to do with farming and the the topics surrounding the food we eat. This is by no means a complete list of all the books you should read to inspire and teach you with regard to the food system, but it is a great place to start. there are stars next to the books that will no doubt change your life. In no particular order:

The Farm as a Natural Habitat; Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems. Jackson 2002

*Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Kingsolver. 2007

*From the Ground Up; Rethinking Industrial Agriculture. Norberg-Hodge 1993, 2001

Local Harvest; Delicious Ways to Save the Planet. Selincourt. 1997

**Agri-culture; Reconnecting People, Land and Nature. Pretty 2002

The New Organic Grower. Coleman. 1995

**The War on Bugs. Allen 2008

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning. Madison. 1999

Seed to Seed; Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners. Ashworth 2002

*The Unsettling of America; Culture and Agriculture. Berry, 1977.

Carrots Love Tomatoes and Roses Love Garlic. Riotte. 2004

*A Sand County Almanac. Leopold. 1949

**Eat Here: Reclaiming Local Pleasures from a Global Supermarket. Halweil. 2004

No comments:

Post a Comment