Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

Dark Emu
This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field
The Age of Sustainable Development
The Market Gardener: A Handbook for Successful Small-Scale Organic Farming
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden
Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth
Who Really Feeds the World?: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology
Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead
How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do
A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The One-Straw Revolution
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanIn Defense of Food by Michael PollanAn Edible History of Humanity by Tom StandageFood Politics by Marion NestleAgrarian Dreams by Julie Guthman
Global Citizenship: Food
64 books — 13 voters
L'Âge des low tech by Philippe BihouixComment tout peut s'effondrer  by Pablo ServigneUne autre fin du monde est possible by Pablo ServigneL'Événement anthropocène. La Terre, l'histoire et nous by Christophe BonneuilNotre empreinte cachée - Tout ce qu'il faut savoir pour vivre... by Babette Porcelijn
Seuil Anthropocène
23 books — 1 voter

Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina DiffleyMaking Peace With the Earth by Vandana ShivaCave of Journeys by Penny RossThe tastes of the planets - Finding six tastes and flavors of... by Ruthz S.B.
Food And Land
4 books — 4 voters
The Dirty Life by Kristin KimballAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverHit by a Farm by Catherine FriendFarm City by Novella CarpenterGoat Song by Brad Kessler
Farming Memoir
63 books — 43 voters

Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina DiffleyJudith by Aritha Van HerkHit by a Farm by Catherine FriendFarm City by Novella CarpenterThe Lambs by Carole George
Female Farmers
6 books — 5 voters
Scrum by Jeff SutherlandThe Art of Deception by Kevin D. MitnickPaleo Family by J.S.B. MorseEmpresas Feitas Para Vencer by James C. CollinsJulian Assange - The Unauthorised Autobiography by Julian Assange
Best Technology Books
15 books — 3 voters


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The word agriculture, after all, does not mean "agriscience," much less "agribusiness." It means "cultivation of land." And cultivation is at the root of the sense both of culture and of cult. The ideas of tillage and worship are thus joined in culture. And these words all come from an Indo-European root meaning both "to revolve" and "to dwell." To live, to survive on the earth, to care for the soil, and to worship, all are bound at the root to the idea of a cycle. It is only by understanding th ...more
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It is possible, I think, to say that... a Christian agriculture [is] formed upon the understanding that it is sinful for people to misuse or destroy what they did not make. The Creation is a unique, irreplaceable gift, therefore to be used with humility, respect, and skill.
Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

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