Karl's Recommended Reads

Here is a list of books Karl thinks every aspiring farmer, composter, plantsperson, or soil steward should look into. They have been important resources in developing Karl's philosophical and practical approaches to life and business.

Farmers of Forty Centuries: Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan by F.H. King

Physics of Agriculture by F.H. King

Soils and Men: Yearbook of Agriculture 1938 United States Department of Agriculture

An Agricultural Testament Sir Albert Howard

Agriculture by Rudolf Steiner

Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants by N.A. Krasil’nikov

Soil management: compost production and use in tropical and subtropical environments by H.W. Dalzell, A.J. Biddlestone, K.R. Gray, and K. Thurairajan

Media and Mixes for Container-Grown Plants by A.C. Bunt

Chicken Man by Michelle Edwards

Empty Shells by Thea Lowry

Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil by Daniel Hillel

Sherry and the Sherry Bodegas by Jan Read

Soil & Civilization by Edward Hyams

Starting Early Vegetable and Flowering Plants Under Glass by Charles H. Nissley