The holidays are a time that many people use for reading and planning what they’re going to read in the new year.  So I thought I would share some of the books with you that are favorites on my bookshelf and some recommended by guests on our Food Leaders Webinar Series.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

 

Farm Anatomy by Julie Rothman

Farm Anatomy by Julie Rothman

This is one of the newest books I’ve just discovered, and is perfect for anyone what wants to teach children about farming, gardening and animal husbandry.  The illustrations are absolutely fantastic and it makes a great coffee table book!

 

Born Again Dirt by Noah Sanders

Born Again Dirt

Noah is a young farmer who is seeking to apply the Bible’s wisdom to his farming and family lifestyle. He provides a great lens through which to view any agrarian pursuit with a goal of glorifying God, whether it’s how you treat your soil or raise chickens.  Also, be sure to watch the recording of Noah’s webinar if you haven’t seen it yet.

 

Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

Eliot Coleman is the recognized expert in year round gardening. Likely because he grows his market crops off-season.  In the winter.  In Maine.  This is the best book if you want to implement season extension for your garden.

 

Small Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery

Backyard chickens are making a comeback. They are the ultimate food waste disposal tools and provide fresh eggs and compost for your garden. This is by all accounts the best guide to raising chickens and other fowl.

 

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale is a long-time standard in publishing great gardening resources, and I’ve used their big reference books for years. This Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening is one of the latest that needs to be in every gardener’s library.

 

Health for Godly Generations by Renee DeGroot

Health for Godly Generations by Renee DeGroot

One of the most important aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle is to put first things first.  Renee DeGroot provides good food for thought about how the Bible provides guidance for healthy living and food preparation. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch the recording of our webinar with Renee.

 

What do you think? What are your favorite books on gardening and backyard farming?  Let us know in the comments.