Your Back to School Reading List on Soil


“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.” – Jim Rohn

Whether you’re interested in biodiversity or learning about the intricacies of cover crops, silvopasture, or environmental policy, we’ve got you covered with seven amazing books to guide you on your journey towards regeneration.

Explore some of the greatest challenges of our times, and become inspired to join in some of our hopeful solutions. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Climate: A New Story

Written by Charles Eisenstein, Climate A New Story, is about creating a paradigm shift around how we view and approach climate change. Making a case for seeking a broader understanding and framing of the current ecological crisis, Eisentein encourages us to get back to the roots of why we felt called to so many of our natural spaces to begin with.

Kiss the Ground

No reading list of ours would be complete without this incredible book by Josh Tickell. Tracing the rise of regenerative agriculture, this book explores everything from the launch of the 4p1000 Initiative at COP21 to the farmers and ranchers who are on the ground changing the agricultural landscapes today. If you’re looking for a comprehensive book on regenerative agriculture as a powerful and global movement, then this is the perfect read for you.

This Changes Everything

Published by the esteemed author, Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything is a fast paced and beautifully written novel that challenges us to consider how we might revolutionize the systems that continue to lead us down the path towards global warming. Exploring everything from ecosystem regeneration to international trade deals, Naomi Klein puts environmental and social justice at the center stage of her powerful and compelling call to action.

The Carbon Farming Solution

Look no further than Eric Toensmeir’s remarkable book, The Carbon Farming Solution, for an in-depth read into carbon farming principles and practices. Regenerative agriculture is a win-win solution for improving food and water security, balancing the climate, and elevating rural communities–this book is the ultimate toolkit looking at the “how” in this equation.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Does global warming have you down? Then Drawdown, edited by environmentalist Paul Hawken, should be the next book on your shelf. Get fired up and engaged in 100 solutions that together comprise the most comprehensive guide ever proposed to reverse global warming. If it’s action you’re looking to take and a hopeful message you’re ready to help spread, then these pages will surely make the rest of this summer one to remember.

The Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth

This beautiful novel by Charles Massy offers a way forward as we seek to revolutionize human health, our communities, and our landscapes. Whether you’re a gardener, a health worker, a lawmaker, or an activist, Call of the Reed Warbler will you inspire you take action and become an active participant in global efforts to protect and preserve life on this planet.

The New Creation Story: Spirit, Eros, and & Climate Chaos

Andrew Beath takes us on a journey from the Big Bang to the present moment in The New Creation Story. This book examines how to overcome some of our most difficult challenges, and looks at our current crisis through the lens of archeology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, cosmology, and mysticism. Calling for a new world view, this book advances a change in consciousness as necessary to truly revolutionize our current political, social, economic, and environmental landscapes–and illuminates our role in bringing it about.


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