In the last couple months, I’ve been putting together a homesteading library for myself. This is my research project for the next year, which will help inform the novel I am writing about farming the suburban sprawl.
Also, these are some pretty mouth-watering reads for my inner informational text loving nerd.
Here are the titles I have collected thus far:
- Eating Animals by Johnathan Foer
- A friend loaned me this one. It’s a pretty informative look into what it means to eat animals in the era of commercial “farming.”
- The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz
- I was first hooked on Sandor Katz and kombucha when I read Wild Fermentation. This new book looks even more delicious than the first. I particularly enjoyed the sub-chapter titled “Disposal of Human Bodies.”
- Grow Great Grub by Gayla Trail
- I first fell in love with Gayla when I followed her twitter account called You Grow Girl. Her posts inspired my first forays into gardening and farm-to-table projects.
- Gaia’s Garden by Chelsea Green
- The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum
- The Beekeeper’s Bible by Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
- Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham
- Farm City by Novella Carpenter
- Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow
- The Forager’s Harvest: Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
- This book was recommended by Merriwether, a wild foraging guru in Texas who I religiously follow on Facebook.
- The Organic Suburbanite by Warren Schultz