The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

10 August 2020 | By Mark Arax | Filed in: agriculture.

Author Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one of a kind distribution system

American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland

10 August 2020 | By Marie Mutsuki Mockett | Filed in: agriculture.

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great PlainsFor over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven thousand acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett s father was raised Mockett, who grew up in bohem

Field Guide to Urban Gardening:How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds • Vertical Gardening • Indoor Edibles • Balconies and Rooftops • Hydroponics

10 August 2020 | By Kevin Espiritu | Filed in: agriculture.

In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you ll encounter If you think it s impossible to grow your own food because you

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

10 August 2020 | By Michael Ruhlman | Filed in: agriculture.

Cookbook author and food writer Ruhlman explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat The author uses two of his Midwestern hometown grocery chains, Heinen s and Fazio s, and his memories of his father s love of food and grocery shopping as the foundation

Our Only World: Ten Essays

10 August 2020 | By Wendell Berry | Filed in: agriculture.

As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell s advice to President Bush If you break it, you own it, asthe world s hot spots threaten to spread over the globe with the feroc

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

10 August 2020 | By Sean Sherman | Filed in: agriculture.

Here is real food our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish Locally sourced, seasonal, clean ingredients and nose to tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef In his breakout book, The S

Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth

10 August 2020 | By Charles Massy | Filed in: agriculture.

Is it too late to regenerate the earth Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet This ground breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transform

The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

10 August 2020 | By Amanda Little | Filed in: agriculture.

In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question Is the future of food looking bleak or better than ever In The Fate of Food, Amanda Little takes us on a tour of the future The journey is scary, exciting, and, ultimately, e

How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

10 August 2020 | By Linda Chalker-Scott | Filed in: agriculture.

Makes the science of plant processes accessible to home gardeners The American Gardener Why do container plants wilt even when they ve been regularly watered Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year Plant physiology the study of how living things function can solve t

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

10 August 2020 | By Wendell Berry | Filed in: agriculture.

In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out in these prescient essays, drawn from his 50 year campaign on behalf of American lands and communities n Mr Berry s sentences and stories deliver a great payloa

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

10 August 2020 | By Michael Pollan | Filed in: agriculture.

What should we have for dinner For omnivore s like ourselves, this simple question has always posed a dilemma When you can eat just about anything nature or the supermarket has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods on offer might s

The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

10 August 2020 | By Wendell Berry | Filed in: agriculture.

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline Today s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural conte

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

10 August 2020 | By Barbara Kingsolver | Filed in: agriculture.

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that, for one year, they d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Mir