Urban Farm Favorite Books

Most of the titles on the Urban Farm book list can be found at the bookstore.

Agrarian Societal Issues

  • The Gift of Good Land (Wendell Berry)
  • The Unsettling of America (Wendell Berry)
  • What Are People For? (Wendell Berry)
  • Bringing it to the Table (Wendell Berry)
  • New Roots of Agriculture (Wes Jackson)
  • Becoming Native to This Place (Wes Jackson)
  • Epitaph for a Peach (Mas Masumoto)
  • The Contrary Farmer (Gene Logsdon)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

Ecology / Nature of Plants

  • A Sand County Almanac (Aldo Leopold)
  • Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
  • Living Downstream (Sandra Steingraber)
  • Our Stolen Future (Colborn, Dumanoski and Myers)
  • Restoring the Earth (Kenny Ausubel)
  • A Green History of the World (Clive Punting)
  • Dirt,The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth (William Bryant Logan)
  • Botany of Desire (Michael Pollan)
  • Planting Noah’s Garden (Sara Stein)
  • One Straw Revolution or The Road Back to Nature (Masanobu Fukuoka)
  • The Organic Front (JL Rodale)

Back to the Land

  • Enduring Seeds (Gary Nabhan)
  • Living The Good Life (Helen and Scott Nearing)
  • Noah’s Garden (Sara Stein)
  • Family Farming (Marty Strange)
  • Second Nature (Michael Pollan)
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)

Food Issues / Urban Agriculture

  • Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual (Michael Pollan)
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Michael Pollan)
  • On Good Land (Michael Ableman)
  • Farm City (Novella Carpenter)
  • City Bountiful, a Century of Community Gardening in America (Laura Lawson)
  • Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle’s Urban Community Gardens (Jeffery Hou, Julie Johnson, Laura Lawson)
  • Civic Agriculture (Thomas Lyson)
  • Public Produce (Darrin Nordahl)
  • Together at the Table (Patricia Allen)
  • Coming Home to Eat (Gary Nabhan)