Books about Soil Regeneration
These books relate to soil regeneration and carbon drawdown. Each is easy to read, though some contain scientific details. Most are available in public libraries.
Members of our Regenerating Earth’s Carbon Sponge Study Group read a book together between their in-person gatherings. Listed below are those books, listed by the month of our gathering.
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Eager, by Ben Goldfarb
Drawdown, by Paul Harken
Addresses the concept of drawing carbon from the atmosphere and regenerating it in the soil. Each of the book’s topics appears as a two-page spread, accompanied by pictures. Many of the carbon-drawdown changes are happening now.
Feral, by George Monbiot
Focus is on on-going movements throughout the world to 're-wild' nature; wonderful examples of how we bring back animals that are key to healing the earth.
Growing a Revolution, by David Montgomery
The Soil Will Save Us, by Kristin Ohlson
Holistic Management, by Allan Savory
Examines, with fairly technical details, rotational grazing, but it is worth a try.
Cows Save the Planet, by Judith Schwartz
Water in Plain Sight, by Judith Schwartz
Seaweed Chronicles, by Susan Hand Shetterly
This book is set on the Gulf of Maine.
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben
After Hurricane Irene devastated much in Vermont, where she lives, the author drew many comparisons between her practice of holistic health care and holistic care of the earth. She speaks globally on regenerating soil.
“The Carbon Sequestering Garden booklet, by Allison Houghton
Published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association Mass. Chapter (NOFA/Mass.) and available at this link:
(Thank you to Jane Hammer for this suggestion!)
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