Nicole Masters Recommended Reading List

Readers are Leaders!
Check out the recommended reading list we created to educate and grow your wisdom and knowledge in all areas of regenerative agriculture, soil health, food/fibre production and agroecology.
For the Love of Soil by Nicole Masters
For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate our Food Production Systems
- Nicole Masters!
A digestible look into regenerating soils through a practical and theoretical base
We currently have both an English and Spanish version of "For the Love of Soil"
Science in Agriculture
- Dr Arden Andersen
Technical, but good in-depth reference book which covers most aspects.
Advancing Biological Farming
- Gary Zimmer
Applied practical and theoretical info on soil. Good source for cover crops and farming
Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease
- Lawrence Datnoff, Wade Elmer & Don Huber
This is the definitive text on minerals role in plant health. A must-have reference text!
Fertility Pastures
– Newman Turner (all of his books are good!)
Older, but not dated, covers good management and growing quality pastures.
The Farm as Ecosystem
- Jerry Brunetti
Comprehensive look at nutrition and health.
Teaming with Microbes (or Nutrients)
- Jeff Lowenfel 
Discover what different soil microbes do in the soil and how to farm without chemicals.
When Weeds Talk
-  Jay McCaman
Graph of weed indicators
From Dirt to Soil
- Gabe Brown
His personal journey and practical how-to on cover crops.
Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom
- Prof Fred Provenza
A lyrical look at the nutrient density of food and the innate wisdom of
Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World
- Judith Schwartz
Well researched, easy to read discussion around water cycles and water scarcity with great case studies.
Call of the Reed Warbler
- Charles Massy
Thought provoking look into the background and growth of regen Ag in Australia.
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