Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reviews of homesteading and real food books

Are you looking for some good books to read over the Easter holidays?  To get you started, here's a whole lot of book reviews, I'm sure you can find something you want to read out of all of these!

Snore.....

Cows can Save the Planet
A series of interviews and experiences with experts in soil, holistic grazing, biodiversity, the water cycle and how all of these things can help us with climate change and living better.

Teaming with Microbes
Great explanation of what microbes are living in our soil, how they can help us and how we can help them.

Silent Spring
Classic book from the 1960s about the emerging damage from synthetic chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Changing Gears
How one couple decided to re-evaluate their lives by cycling from Tasmania to Cairns, read about their amazing journey.

Cooked
Michael Pollan investigates how we've come to cook our food, from BBQ pork and cassoroles to bread, cheese and beer, and so much in between.

Whole Larder Love
Thinking about where you food comes from, sourcing more of it from your own yard or at least your local area, and lots of beautiful photos and recipes to try.

Nutritionism
An explanation of the development of nutrition science and the processed food industry gives some insights into how we've ended up eating all the wrong things.

The Small Scale Poultry Flock
My favourite chicken book EVER!  How plan your flock to be sustainable, how to feed them, use them in the garden, breed them and eat them.

Making a Meal of it
Great tips for using up leftovers

Toxic Oil
Why you should eat olive oil, coconut oil, lard, butter NOT vegetable oil.....

One Magic Square
How to create a productive garden in a small space, so you can start to feed yourself from your property.

Frugavore
Eating local frugal food, lots of basic recipes to get you thinking about eating good food.

The Permaculture Home Garden
Using permaculture to create a productive home garden, gets you started with permaculture without making it too complicated.

Nourishing Traditions
Traditional societies have many traditional methods of food preparation that can help us to get more nutrition from our food, to prepare food that is more nourishing and to improve our health.

The Biological Farmer
Work with nature to improve soil and crop yeilds,  as a transition from conventional to organic agriculture.


my bookshelf
Read any good books lately?

1 comment:

  1. I've barely read any of these books. Looks like I'll have to put in some requests at my local library. I've got One Magic Square on my night-stand at the moment though, after seeing you link to it a while back.

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