One of our Facebook friends asked us: “Any good book recommendations besides Organic Manifesto and Pay Dirt which I’ve read and which are excellent?” So we took an informal poll here at Rodale Institute and compiled a short list of top book recommendations based on the personal reading lists of our staff. What “organically minded” books have inspired you?
Backyard Homestead, Carleen Madigan
Empires of Food, Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas
Farmer Jane: Women Changing The Way We Eat, Temra Costa
Farming to Create Heaven on Earth, Lisa M. Hamilton
Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology, Eric Grissell
Permaculture Principals and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, David Holmgren
Teaming with Microbes, Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, Kristin Kimball
Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, Edward C. Smith
We’re also launching a BRAND-NEW book club for anyone local to our Kutztown, PA farm!
Do you enjoy reading? Are you passionate about human and environmental health? Interested in meeting other like-minded people and discussing groundbreaking ideas? Then sign up for this once a month experience. Members will gather at Rodale Institute’s Garden Store pavilion from 1 pm to 3 pm the first Sunday of each month May through October for book discussion and refreshments.
For more information and to join, call the Rodale Institute Store at 610-683-6009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.