The book reviews blog guessed it. Click here to see all book reviews. Full disclosure: this blog's editor wanted to find a way to help him retain and organize more of what he reads about agriculture. But maybe this section can help you too! Reviews will be about agriculturally-themed books new and old. Submissions welcome.


Microbes are way more crucial to plant and human health than we've traditionally given them credit for

Jay McCaman wants you to pay more attention to your weeds, because what you've got is likely influenced by what's going on in your soil

It turns out that the flavour and nutrition of food are intimately linked, and that when we figured out how to divorce the two, the consequences were, and continue to be, pretty negative. An interview with Mark Schatzker.

This post: Douglas Smith's review of the 1914 classic The Profitable Culture of Vegetables by Douglas Smith

In this post: writer, organic farmer, and seed producer Dan Brisebois suggests five books new vegetable farmers should read first.

In this post: George Wright reviews Feeds and Feeding: A Handbook for the Student and Stockman by Frank B. Morrison

In this post: a reader reviews Joel Salatin's latest book, 'Folks, This Ain't Normal'.

In this post: a short review of Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time, written in 2006.

Book Review: The Art of Fixing Things by Lawrence Pierce

An exceptional read about the precariousness of global food systems past and present.

In this post, Vanessa Samur reviews the book Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers by Frédéric Thériault and Daniel Brisebois

This book is more like a motivational self-actualization book than it is an operations manual, though it does contain plenty of guidance on how to design and operate a farm business.

In this post: a review of David R. Montgomery's Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations. Please excuse this tag for Technorati: JHFYWU4C978T

This post: a review of Topsoil and Civilization by Gill and Carter