South Shore Locavores: Soil Health


Books in the Old Colony Library Network

Miller, Daphne, M.D. Farmacology: what innovative family farming can teach us about health and healing, 2013.

Lowenfels, Jeff. Teaming with Microbes: the organic gardener’s guide to the soil food web, 2010.

Martin, Deborah L. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: a Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden, 2014.

Simeone, Vincent. Grow More With Less, 2013.

Elton, Sarah. Consumed: food for a finite planet, 2014.

Hand, Carol. Depleted and contaminated soil and your food supply. 2013.

Schwartz, Judith D. Cows Save the Planet and other improbable ways of restoring soil to heal the earth. 2013.


Websites  Northeast Organic Farming Assn: soil resources.  Prepare your soil for gardening. UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Lots of information and services, including soil testing. Organic Consumers: Articles on soil and health. Soil Science Society of America. Soil test kit from Cornell


In The News

Amaranthus, Mike & Bruce Allyn. “Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People.” The Atlantic,    June 11, 2013.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Experts Talk Soil Health: Newsletter Articles 

Marano, Daniel A. “Nature’s Bounty: Rich Dirt, Poor Dirt.” Psychology Today, January 1, 2014.

Nicholsburg, Monica. “Peak Soil: Why nutrition is disappearing from our food.”  The Week, October 8, 2013.

Soil Health resource list created by The Kingston Public Library.

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