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.

Dark Emu
Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm
Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics
A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more
Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach
Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field
Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The One-Straw Revolution
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Pest Control for Organic Gardening by Amber RichardsFood For The City - A Future For The Metropolis by Brigitte van der SandeClosing the Food Gap by Mark WinneLocavesting by Amy CorteseThe Healthy and Happy Life Series by Jonathon Jones
Sustainable Food System Books
15 books — 9 voters
The Backyard Homestead by Carleen MadiganPest Control for Organic Gardening by Amber RichardsGaia's Garden by Toby HemenwayThe Dirty Life by Kristin KimballSeed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth
Gardening/Farming/Sustainability
36 books — 28 voters

Hannah Coulter by Wendell BerryJayber Crow by Wendell BerryA Place on Earth by Wendell BerryThat Distant Land by Wendell BerryAndy Catlett by Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry's Port William
16 books — 18 voters
Marcel's Letters by Carolyn  PorterTurn Here Sweet Corn by Atina DiffleyA Popular History of Minnesota by Norman K. RisjordMinnesota State Parks by Anne ArthurBoy in the Ivy by T. McKinley
Minnesota Non-Fiction
27 books — 11 voters

Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina DiffleyOrganic Oren's Gardening Guide by Oren Macintosh
Food-Co-op Stores
2 books — 2 voters
Pest Control for Organic Gardening by Amber RichardsOrganic Oren's Gardening Guide by Oren MacintoshTurn Here Sweet Corn by Atina DiffleyA Different Kind of Luxury by Andy CouturierTrauma Farm by Brian Brett
Books About Organic Farmers
5 books — 9 voters


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Victor Hugo
All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world.
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

The dialectical or ecological approach asserts that creating the world is involved in our every act. It is impossible for us to operate in our daily lives and not create the world that everyone must live in. What we desire arranges the genetic code in all of our major crops and livestock. We cannot avoid participating in the creation, and it is in agriculture, far and away our largest and most basic artifact, that human culture and the creation totally interpenetrate.
Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to This Place

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