We list here a handful of our favorite books, web sites, and resources which over the years have proven helpful. Lately, as we have been preparing for the Honorable Farmer class, we have developed a long list of very interesting web sites which may prove of value to you. As time permits, we’ll be adding them, so stay tuned! Check back often and we’ll be looking forward to hearing your reactions.
Obviously if any are offensive or no longer active, please let us know and we’ll remove / update as needed. No guarantees as to helpfulness, but happy hoeing as you explore the world of farming!
www.abebooks.com has been a great source for us when we want to purchase a book
“Ten Acres Enough” by Morris is an 1860′s classic with more hope and specifid direction per page than any other. Jon has read it 11 times and aloud to Elaine at least 2 or 3 times. Recently reprinted, it’s a great buy.
“White Goats and Black Bees” by Donald Grant is a very well written story of how he and his wife left their jobs as journalists covering the United Nations, took an 80% cut in pay and became farmers on the west coast of Ireland.
http://harvestjubilee.org is the local Stanwood Camano Autumn festival we all pour ourselves into to help folks find their agricultural roots.