Books mentioned at our workshops!

With three weeks until our next workshop, why not catch-up on some of the reading suggested by our esteemed instructors?

Listed here are some of the titles Av Singh suggested during his workshop on soil (not the full list).  Some of them you may have heard of, others may be new to you:

Elliot Coleman — The New Organic Grower

Elliot Coleman — Four Season Harvest

Grace Gershuny — Start With The Soil

Grace Gershuny — The Soul of Soil: A Soil Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers

Jeff Lowenfels — Teaming With Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to The Soil Food Web

E. Pfeiffer — Weeds and What They Tell

During David Greenberg’s workshop (‘planning your garden, successive planting & cultivation’) we touched on the idea of ‘humanure’ and shared some book titles with everyone:

Joseph Jenkins — The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure (available here:

F.H. King — Farmers of Forty Centuries (available here:

Happy gardening, weeding… and reading!

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