Progress Earth Recommended Books
Books fertilize the mind. They get across what a conversation cannot. Considering the nature of the products we formulate and distribute, it is of paramount importance that we provide our customers and Dealers with every resource possible to bridge the gap between what we learn in school and the truths of the natural world.
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Secrets of the Soil, by Tomkins & Byrd
This book is a game changer. Going beyond the rudiments of biology, the authors of this epic book demonstrate that the inherent life force woven through all plants, stones, soil, water, and air is central to our survival, and thoroughly illustrate how our relationship to the soil is of vital importance to our future.
If you want to look beyond MiracleGro, or even organic cow manure and fish emulsion to help your garden thrive, then this book is a treasure trove of practical as well as entertainingly esoteric information.
There are some heavy duty spiritual corollaries, as well. For example, the authors maintain that the “weeds” in our own lives are designed not to choke us out, but to bring about the right “soil” conditions for our own growth.
From the importance of the vortex in Nature and the relevancy of BioDynamic agriculture to increasing nutrient density in food and the importance of earthworms, this book has something for everyone.
Bottom line, you will increase your understanding of your garden, and how to work with the magnificent energies of Mother Nature.
The Agriculture Course, by Rudolf Steiner
This book contains the orations that birthed the BioDynamic method. It was not written, it was spoken.
It is a compilation of lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 at the request of farmers who were experiencing degeneration in their plants and animals from the use of artificial fertilizers.
BioDynamics was the very first reaction to chemical farming and its lessons make more sense today than when they were first offered.
This book is more profound every time you read it. A paragraph is the equivalent of an entire chapter in other books. It covers everything from an articulation of the energetic framework of life to the description of the nature and creation of the BioDynamic preparations (BD500-508).
Anyone interested in plants, or the natural world in general, deserves to read this book.
Sea Energy Agriculture, by Maynard Murray
Maynard Murray was a medical doctor who researched the crucial importance of minerals – especially trace elements – to plants and animals.
Beginning in 1938 and continuing through the 1950s, Dr. Murray used sea solids as fertilizer on a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains.
His extensive experiments demonstrated repeatedly and conclusively that plants fertilized with sea solids and animals fed sea-solid-fertilized feeds grow stronger and more resistant to disease.
This book was out of print for 25 years and became a lost classic until the great Charles Walters pulled it out of obscurity. Sea Energy Agriculture recounts Murray’s experiments and presents his astounding conclusions.
Fertility from the Ocean Deep, by Charles Walters
With the republication of Dr. Maynard Murray’s Sea Energy Agriculture, readers rediscovered the forgotten legacy of an eco-ag pioneer.
Murray’s idea – that ocean water contains a concentrated, perfect balance of trace minerals in bioavailable form – seems almost as revolutionary today as when he introduced it 30 years ago.
In this fascinating book, Charles Walters examines Murray’s career and the amazing successes that growers have experienced with his methods, as well as further developments in this technology by creative experimenters.
Using hard data obtained in the field, Walters demonstrates that sea-solids fertilizers produce stress-resistant plants and food with naturally extended shelf life and vastly increased nutrient levels.
Both an amazing narrative and a practical guide for improving soil and crop health, Fertility from the Ocean Deep is a must-read for everyone interested in the cutting edge of agriculture.
Viktor Schauberger, by Jane Cobald
Known as the “Water Wizard”, Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was an Austrian scientist and visionary with particular interest in the flow of water, and natural energies. His knowledge led to inventions which, if properly harnessed, could solve the world’s current energy crisis, among many other things.
In this book, Jane Cobald does not aim to provide a definitive explanation of his ideas, which can be difficult to grasp. Instead she takes a biographical approach and teases out the different strands of his thinking as it developed over the course of his eventual life.
Throughout, the book is interspersed with lively anecdotes which illustrate how Schauberger’s mind worked. And there has yet to be another mind like it. This is a clear, unassuming and entertaining introduction to Viktor Schauberger, whose remarkable inventions could be the much-needed solutions to our pressing energy, transport and health issues.
The Wheatgrass Book, by Ann Wigmore
The Wheatgrass Book is written by Ann Wigmore – the woman who introduced wheatgrass juice to America 30 years ago. Ann’s book contains a wealth of information on wheatgrass – from its nutrient properties, to ways of easily growing it for the home juicer.
Chapters include: green power from wheatgrass, how wheatgrass chlorophyll works, super nutrition from wheatgrass, how to grow and juice wheatgrass and the many uses of wheatgrass. This is a must for the person serious about incorporating wheatgrass into their health regimen.