Reading List

Below is reading to help prepare us all for discussion at the conference. The Eating Local books focus on how we as individuals can get started - practically - buying and eating local for our families.  The Food Security books look at the problems of eating globally and the challenges to food security, sovereignty and safety this system poses. Peak Oil books look at the new constraints we face in growing and distributing food with increasing costs for fossil fuels. The Hawai‘i Specific books bring these problems and solutions home to our own islands. At the end are how-to books on Gardening and Farming in our tropical environment.

Most of these books can be purchased at Kona Stories.

Eating Local

The Real Food Revival
The Real Food Revival by Sherri Brooks Vinton and Ann Clark Espuelas, 2005
This Organic Life
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by Joan Dye Gussow, 2002
Eat Here
Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket by Brian Halweil, 2004
Animal Vegetable Miracle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver 2007
Coming Home to Eat
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods by Gary Paul Nabhan, 2002
Slow Food
Slow Food (The Case for Taste) by Carlo Petrini, 2003

Food Security

Harvest for Hope
Harvest for Hope by Jane Goodall 2005
The Revolution will not be Microwaved
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved by Sandor Ellix Katz, 2006
Fatal Harvest
Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture by Andrew Kimbrell, 2002
Dinner at the New Gene Cafe
Dinner at the New Gene Café: How Genetic Engineering is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food by Bill Lambrecht, 2002
Mad Cowboy
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat by Glen Merzer and Howard Lyman, 1998
The Omnivore's Dilemma
The Omnivore’s Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, 2006
Stolen Harvest
Stolen Harvest: the Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva, 2000

Peak Oil

The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook
The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times by Albert Bates, 2006
Eating Fossil Fuels
Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food, and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture by Dale Allen Pfeiffer, 2006
The Party's Over
The Party's Over: Oil, War And The Fate Of Industrial Societies by Richard Heinberg, 2005

Hawai‘i Specific

Facing Hawaii's Future
Facing Hawaii’s Future: Harvesting Essential Information about GMOs by Hawaii SEED, 2006
Life in Early Hawaii
Life in Early Hawaii: the Ahupua’a by Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, 1994
Go Home, Cook Rice
Go Home, Cook Rice: A Guide to Buying and Cooking the Fresh Foods of Hawaii by Joan Namkoong, 2001
Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine
Edible Hawaiian Island Magazine

Gardening and Farming

Super Simple Guide to Creating Hawaiian Gardens
Super Simple Guide to Creating Hawaiian Gardens: For Kamaaina and Malihini by Barbara Fahs, AuthorHouse Bloomington, Indiana, 2006
How to Grow More Vegetables
How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons, 2006
Traditional Trees of the Pacific Islands
Traditional Trees of the Pacific Islands by Craig Elevitch, 2006
Hawaiian Organic Growing Guide
Hawaiian Organic Growing Guide by Shunyam Nirav, 1992
Tropical Organic Gardening
Tropical Organic Gardening - Hawaiian Style by Richard Stevens, 2001