Inspiring Summer Nature Reads From Our Staff

Looking for a good summer read? At Greener Partners, our staff is passionate about healthy food, growing food and nature, and we love reading about those topics. We’ve put together a summer reading list of books that inspire us. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Staff Picks

Meg MacCurtin, Executive Director and Jenny Dunker, Farm Explorer Educator both recommend Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard.

Amy Johnson, Agriculture Director – Around the World in 80 Trees, by Jonathan Drori.

Helen Nadel, Education Director – Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future, compiled by Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Martha Hopkins.

Caitlin Brady, Community Engagement Coordinator – The One Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka.

Jonathan Hamm, Farm Explorer Educator – Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Jen Malkoun, Deaver Wellness Farm Manager – The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry.

Laura Catalano, Communications Director – Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life by Richard Louv.


Two members of our staff also shared their favorite cookbooks.

Helen Nadel recommended Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, by Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook.

Caitlin Brady recommended Simply in Season, by Cathleen Hockman-Wert and Mary Beth Lind.

Happy Reading…Happy Cooking…Happy Summertime!










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