Food Tank has compiled 17 books to educate, inform, and inspire us this season. Whether you’re looking to dip your toes into the world of modern, sustainable agriculture or searching for a new hobby—like making cheese with no dairy—these books about food, agriculture, and sustainability offer something for everyone. Including both seasoned and new authors, writing about health, food, the environment, and the intersection of all three, we hope you find inspiration this Spring through these 17 reads.
Spotlighted books include (in alphabetical order by title):
The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking, Karen MaAthy; Building the Agricultural City, Robert Wolf; Compact Farms, Josh Volk; A Conversation about Healthy Eating, Nicholas A. Lesica; Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip, Lindsay Anderson and Dana Vanveller; Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World, Julia Rothman; The Food Lover’s Garden: Growing Cooking and Eating Well, Jenni Blackmore; The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, Nancy Lawson; Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels, Abbie Gascho Landis; Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health, Emily Monosson; Never Out of Season, Rob Dunn; The Permaculture Promise, Jono Neiger; The President’s Kitchen Cabinet, Arian Miller; Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty, Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong; Sustainable Diets, Pamela Mason and Tim Lang; The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution, Roz Naylor; Women in Agriculture: Professionalizing Rural Life in North America and Europe, 1880-1965, Linda M. Ambrose and Joan M. Jensen.