Dirt to Dinner Reading List

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We have enjoyed many of the resources we are pouring through as we plan the Dirt to Dinner program and want to share our top-picks-so-far list with you. Let us know if you have a don’t miss title of your own to share.


Golden Gate Gardening by Pam Peirce who also blogs at Golden Gate Gardener

The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosh, who also writes a regular gardening column for the Washington Post



The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook by Julie Kauffman


Learning More

Math in the Garden by White, Barrett and Kopp

Botany on Your Plate: Investigating the Plants We Eat by Barrett, White and Manoux

The Growing Classroom by Jaffee and Appel

“How’d That Get on My Plate?” on the Food Network

“Food Detectives” on the Food Network


Good Background for Older Kids/Adults 

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

King Corn documentary by Aaron Woolf

Super Size Me documentary by Morgan Spurlock

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet by the Center for Science in the Public Interest


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