There are so many good books to read about Food, agriculture, and sustainability that it would be impossible to list them all. Here’s a list of the ones we’ve found most inspirational, or useful as references.


  • The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, Wendell Berry
  • The One-Straw Revolution, Masanobu Fukuoka

Farming and Agribusiness

  • How to Grow More Vegetables, John Jeavons
  • The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall
  • You Can Farm, Joel Salatin
  • Sharing the Harvest: A Citizens Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, Elizabeth Henderson & Robyn Van En

Food, Health, & Nutrition

  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser

Movies (for those of you with only 2 hours of attention span)

  • Food, Inc. (2008)
  • Super Size Me (2004)
  • The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)
  • King Corn (2007)
  • Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

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