Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week)
The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The One-Straw Revolution
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Stuffed And Starved: Markets, Power And The Hidden Battle For The World Food System
Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
The Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanNew Beat Newbie by Harry WhitewolfThe Way of Tea and Justice by Becca StevensThe Sustainability Generation by Mark C. ColemanMaking Peace With the Earth by Vandana Shiva
Community Activism
8 books — 13 voters
Pest Control for Organic Gardening by Amber RichardsIn Tune with the Moon 2012 by Michel GrosBiodynamic Gardening by Hilary WrightHow to Grow More Vegetables by John JeavonsBees by Rudolf Steiner
Biodynamic Agriculture & Gardening
15 books — 13 voters

The Dirty Life by Kristin KimballHit by a Farm by Catherine FriendFarm City by Novella CarpenterThe River Cottage Year by Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallGoat Song by Brad Kessler
Farming Memoir
61 books — 31 voters
Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina Diffley
Mystical Realism
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Brad Kessler
Brad Kessler Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese
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Wendell Berry
Eating is an agricultural act.
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Masanobu Fukuoka
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

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