Has anyone else read: DIRT: The Erosion of Civilizations

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ducks4you, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    BTW, I posted this on Self-sufficient.com AND on TheEasyGarden.com, but I guess you'all might be more interested here.

    I read this book earlier in the year on the recommendation of a review printed in HobbyFarms. The author, Montgomery, is not necessarily the best at writing--the first chapter beats you over the head with the topic's premise and could have been 1/2 as long--great, however, for understanding how ALL civilizations have (equally) abused their soil. He does NOT suggest that we protect every little smelt that lives in the agricultural water sources, but I got a good perspective of how to treat the small (5 acres) amount of land that I own to keep it viable. Here's a link:

    http://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Civilization … 0520248708

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