Start 2019 right with some fresh inspiration! Try a reading challenge!
This year’s theme is sustainable agriculture. To complete the challenge, all you have to do is read 12 books, one from each of the categories listed below, by the end of the year. If you can read an average of one book per month, this should be no problem.
The categories are:
- A book published by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program).
- A book written by Joel Salatin.
- A book about soil health.
- A book about sustainable practices written prior to 1950.
- A book about sustainable agriculture published in 2019.
- A book with the word organic in the title.
- A book about composting.
- A book about real food.
- A book about agripreneurship.
- A book about environmentally friendly farming.
- A book about natural pest control.
- A book about rotational grazing methods.
A few rules:
- Books in electronic formats count.
- Both fiction and nonfiction books count.
- You can read the books in any order.
- Books cannot be counted twice, even if they fit into more than one category.
Need some help finding the books? Check out The Homestead Bookshelf to browse our favorite titles. Then sign up for On the Range, your free weekly country living update (learn more here). At the end of every month, we’ll suggest a book for one of the categories.
Let us know what you decide to read! We’d love to hear from you!