Suggested Reading:

Below is a list of books to read suggested by members. If you have read something which inspired you in your CA journey and want to share, please email your suggestion to me on – happy reading!

books on ground

Dirt – The Erosion of Civilizations by David R Montgomery

Growing a Revolution by David R Montgomery

The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms by Charles Darwin

Grassfed Nation by Graham Harvey

Everything I want to do is Illegal by Joel Salatin

Earth Matters by Prof Richard Bargett

Fertility Farming by Newman Turner

Holistic Mangement by Allan Savory

The Biological Farmer by Gary F Zimmer

Advanced Biological Farming by Gary F Zimmer

Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown

A Soil Owner’s Manual by Jon Stika

Plowman’s Folly by Edward H Faulkner

Managing Cover Crops Profitably by Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)

The Clifton Park Farming System by Robert H Elliot

Road back to Nature by Masanobu Fukuoka

One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White

Farmer’s Glory by A.G. Street

The Living Soil by Lady Eve Balfour

An Agricultural Testament by Sir Albert Howard

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  1. I would also highly recommend:
    The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (just to prove that it was raining a lot and flea beetle existed in the 1700s). This is not necessarily soil related, but if you are interested in wildlife and migration patterns and everything in the natural world in England 250 years ago it’s brilliant.
    Farmer’s Glory by A.G. Street. Being as we’re all wondering how to reintegrate livestock, Street’s story of getting fed up with the farm being run for the benefit of the sheep, selling them and having to take a vetch crop to harvest because there was nothing to graze it and then selling the vetch for THREE TIMES THE FREEHOLD VALUE OF THE LAND IT WAS GROWN ON is a classic.

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