Soil and Health Library

This website provides free downloadable e-books about radical agriculture, natural hygiene/nature cure and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections involving social criticism and transformational psychology.

There is no fee for downloading anything in this library.

The library’s topic areas connect agricultural methods to the health and lifespan of animals and humans. A study of these materials reveals how to prevent and heal disease and increase longevity, suggests how to live a more fulfilling life and reveals social forces working against that possibility.

The Free Digitalized Library:

There are four subject areas:

Radical Agriculture. The nutritional quality of food determines the health of animals and humans. Food quality is primarily determined by soil fertility. This section includes key books that began the organic farming and gardening movement. There is a broad collection of materials by William Albrecht, books and papers by Victor Tiedjens and also from the BioDynamic movement. Go to the Agriculture Library.

The Restoration and Maintenance of Health. Here are three collections that focus on healing disease and building health with dietary reform. There are books advocating several parallel approaches including natural hygiene/nature cure, iridiagnosis and naturopathy. There is also a collection concerning longevity and nutritional anthropology. There is a collection of old medical texts, mostly concerning herbalism. Go to the Health Library.

Achieving Personal Sovereignty. Physical, mental, and spiritual health are linked to lifestyle. This collection focuses on liberating activities, especially homesteading and the skills it takes to do that—small-scale entrepreneuring, achieving financial independence, frugality, and voluntary simplicity. There is also a collection of social criticism, especially from a back-to-the-land point of view. Go to the Personal Sovereignty Library.

Achieving Spiritual Freedom. There are many seemingly-different self-betterment roads. The books in this collection seek to empower personal development in an independent manner. Go to the Spiritual Freedom Library.


Clippings and Miscellaneous. Since this library’s beginning patrons have sent information and URLs where interesting bits of information and viewpoints could be found. Here you will find articles and essays and etc. that support and enhance the information found in our book collections. Go to the Clipping File.

Discussion GroupOn this hosted e-mail forum a wide ranging discussion goes on about how different agricultural and gardening methods change the nutritional qualities of food, about the resulting health of the animals and humans that eat those foods, about the best ways to homestead, to grow your own food. This group is gently moderated by Steve Solomon. Most points of view and opinions are welcome so long as they exhibit a respect for the viewpoints of others. To join the group, click here.