List still very much under construction

But, here’s a start to some of my favorite on-topic reads.

Gardening, local agriculture, sustainability

  • Eliot Coleman: Four Season Harvest
  • Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis: Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web
  • David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth: What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden
  • Michael Pollan–where to begin? How about Omnivore’s Dilemma, Second Nature, In Defense of Food  are my favorites, but Food Rules is a good guidebook.  The Botany of Desire is next on my list
  •  Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal


  • Ellen Ecker Ogden: from the cook’s garden
  • Mollie Katzen: The New Moosewood Cookbook

Canning and Preserving

  • Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine (edited) Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
  • Ball Blue Book guide to preserving
  • Elizabeth L. Andress Ph. D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D. So Easy to Preserve
  • Jackie Callahan Parente: Can It!