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to Our Library

We get asked frequently at conferences and events "Is there a book I should read that covers all the things your team talks about?".  Our response is typically, unfortunately, no. Farms and farmers are very broad terms that cover the history and evolutions of diverse people with traditions and knowledge handed down for many generations. 


Spoken of as a monolith, these terms conjure up as many different images as there are people. Through multiple writings and first-hand experiences, we try to anticipate the future by what has been reality in the past.  The books here have helped us on our journey. 

Current Books 


The Land that Feeds Us

By John Frazer Hart. John will be 100 years old on April '24. American agriculture developed from producing surpluses of what the family needed to be sold for profit. 

Braiding Sweetgrass

Written by Robin Wall Kimmerer in 2013. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology Kimmerer reveals what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation". 

Thinking in Systems

By Donella H. Meadows, Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging fro the personal to the global. Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.

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