Genuine Faux Farm

 

 

 


LIBRARY


   
   

Items listed with an asterisk have been reviewed by us at some point in time. You may read our review by going to the reviews section on this page.


Field of Iris by R Faux


Books

The following books have our highest recommendation. In other words, these are books we are willing to read even when we are in peak harvest season!

Coleman, Eliot - The New Organic Grower

Kingsolver, Barbara - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral *

Madison, Mike - Blithe Tomato (Heyday Books) *

We also recommend the following books.

  • Branch, M.P (ed) - Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing before Walden
  • Gussow, Joan Dye - This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader
  • Kingsolver, Barbara - Prodigal Summer *
  • Nabhan, Gary Paul - Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods *
  • Pollan, Michael - The Botany of Desire*
  • Sanger, Rick - No Eat, Not Food (ages 8 - 12) *
  • Wilson, G.L. - Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden *

There is value in the following, but they don't make the cut:

  • Shiva, Vandana - Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace

Reference Books

The following books have our highest recommendation. These are books we have used extensively to either learn about a topic or to confirm specific information on the topic in question.

Ashworth, Suzanne - Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardens

Hole, Lois - Herbs & Edible Flowers: Gardening for the Kitchen *

Riotte, Louise - Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Rodale Institute - Rodale Book of Composting:Easy Methods for Every Gardener (ed by Martin & Gershuney)

SARE - Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Edition)

We also recommend the following references:

  • Corum, V, Rosenzweig, M & Gibson, E - The New Farmers' Market
  • Starcher, Allison Mia - Good Bugs for Your Garden

There is value in the following, but they don't make the cut:

  • Loewer, Peter - Solving Weed Problems:How to Identify and Eradicate Weeds Effectively from Your Lawn and Garden

Online Articles

Agriculture Shock in Energy Times Nov/Dec 2007 by Eric Schneider (*this link no longer works*)

Milk Homegenization

Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use

CSA Prices by Craig Chase (GFF was a part of this study)

Importance of Small Farm Research Funding - Dr. Francis Thicke to the US Dept of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

We have also copied some short articles of interest onto a web page for your review.


Multimedia

Grocery Store Wars - this is VERY funny. But, have a fast connection to view.

The Meatrix - also funny - but a bit more preachy than the above. Medium to fast connection needed.


Cookbooks

The following books have our highest recommendation.

Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition - From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce (3d Ed) - (We often order a box of these and offer them to our CSA members at cost)

Chadwick, Janet - The Busy Persons' Guide to Preserving Food

We recommend the following books.

Levine, Betty - An Endless Harvest

James McCaffrey - Midwest Corn Fusion

 


Book and Article Reviews

Hole, Lois - Herbs & Edible Flowers: Gardening for the Kitchen - reviewed in February of 2007

Kingsolver, Barbara - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral - our review in Oct 2007 newsletter

Kingsolver, Barbara - Prodigal Summer - our review in Aug 2007 newsletter

Madison, Mike - Blithe Tomato (Heyday Books) - our review in January of 2007

Nabhan, Gary Paul - Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods reviewed March 2007

Sanger, Rick - No Eat, Not Food (ages 8 - 12) - our review in Nov 2007 newsletter

Pollan, Michael - Botany of Desire was reviewed in our January 2008 newsletter.

Wilson, G.L. - Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden in February 2008.

Rodale Book of Composting in March 2008.

Coleman, Eliot - The New Organic Grower April 2008 and again December 2008

SARE - Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Edition) May 2008

Joan Dye Gussow - This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader June 2008

Chadwick, Janet - The Busy Persons' Guide to Preserving Food January 2008

 

 

 

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