Soil Health

Jim Fitzgerald, one of our Master Gardeners, gave a presentation on Soil Health at the Seedy Sunday in Stratford on February 17 2019. After the presentation, he was asked if he would share his reference material. Here it is!

Improving Your Soil: By Keith Reid (an Ontario soil scientist) – A practical Guide to soil Management for the serious home gardener  (Firefly Books)

Eat Dirt: By Dr. Josh Axe –Why leaky gut may be the root cause of your health problems & how to cure it  (HarperCollins Publishers)

10% Human: by Alanna Collen – The latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. (Harper Publishers)

I Contain Multitudes: by Ed Yong – It shows us how ubiquitous and vital microbes are: they sculpt our organs, defend us from disease, break down our food, educate our immune systems, guide our behavior, bombard our genomes with their genes, & grant us incredible abilities. (HarperCollins Publishers)

Top 100 Food Plants: by Ernest Small (Canadian Research scientist) – The world’s most Important Culinary Crops (NRC Research Press)

Wheat Belly: By William Davis, MD – Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health (Rodale Incorporated)

The Omnivore’s Dilemma:  by Michael Pollan – A natural History of Four Meals (Penguin Books)

Squeezed: By Alissa Hamilton –  What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice (Yale University Press)

Grain Brain: By David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers  (Little, Brown Spark) 

The Dorito Effect: By Mark Schatzker Why All Food Is Becoming Junk Food – And What We Can Do About It  (Simon & Shuster)