Recommended Reading

Our philosophy and practices at Durst Organic Growers all originate from the very first books read by farmer Jim coupled with years of experimentation and experience. Books can be an easy way to access generations of trial and error and learning about the world of farming. Below are a few stand-out books that Jim highly recommends for any burgeoning farmer or simply if you want to know more about how your food is grown. We have no affiliations with the following books or authors, we just think they are great!


The Countryside Book of Farming Lore

Countryside Magazine Editors (1985)


The Rodale Book of Composting

Grace Gershuny (1992)