We are often asked whether we grew up in an agrarian setting (nope) or how we otherwise came into our knowledge of dirt, plants, bees, and chickens. The short answer: reading, asking questions, talking to experts, more reading, and (finally) trying things for ourselves. Reading is fundamental, because it is a method we can all independently use to encounter new words; and because words are the basic building blocks of thoughts and ideas in the same way that atoms are the building blocks of matter and cells are the building blocks of the body. (Of course, Sarah might be a little biased...)
Part of our mission at Satoyama Homestead is to freely exchange knowledge and ideas about sustainable stewardship of the land. The Satoyama stewards will recommend resources for further exploration on this page. (Have a resource to add? Contact us!)
Until we have a chance to post those resources, we hope you enjoy this book spine poetry from our own library shelves to whet your appetite!