Books & Flix

General Homesteading

Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living  Rachel Kaplan and K.Ruby Blume|
Five Acres and Independence  M.G.Kains
The Urban Homestead  Kelly Coyne & Eric Knutzen
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living  Scott Kellogg & Stacy Pettigrew
The Essential Urban Farmer Novella Carenter & Willow Rosenthal


The Water-Wise Home Laura Allan
Create an Oasis With Greywatrer Art Ludwig
Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden Cleo Woefle-Erskine

Gardening & Growing

The Gardener’sGuide to Permaculture  Christopher Shein
The Self Sufficent Gardener John Seymour
Golden Gate Gardening  Pam Peirce
Mycelium Running  Paul Stamets
Seed to Seed Suzanne Ashworth
The Resilient Gardener Carol Deppe
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis
Roots Demystified Robert Kourik

Beekeeping & Pollination Ecology

The Forgotton Pollinators; Gary Nabham & Stephen Buchmann
The Bees In Your Backyard Jospeh Wilson & Olivia Carril
The Thinking Beekeeper: Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives  Christy Hemenway
Top Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices For Honeybee Health  Les Crowder &  Heather Harrell
The Practical Beekeeper Michael Bush
The Bee-friendly Beekeeper &  Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive  David Heaf
The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Super-Organism  Juergen Tautz
Honeybee Democracy  Thomas Seeley  

Natural Building

The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home by Becky Bee
The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes by Daniel Chiras
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage by Ianto Evans
Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation by Carol Crews

Animal Husbandry

Barnyard In Your Backyard by Gail Damerow
Barron’s The New Goat Handbook
Natural Goat Care by Pat Coleby
Small Scale Poultry Flock Howard Ussery

Food, Cooking & Nutrition

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved  Sandor Katz
The Omnivore’s Dilemma  Michael Pollen
NourishingTraditions Cookbook  Sally Fallon
The Body Ecology Diet  Donna Gates
Animal Vegetable Miracle  Barbara Kingsolver
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasueres & Politics of Local Food  Gary Nabhan
Charcuterie Michael Ruhlman & Brian Polcyn
Small Batch Preserving Topp & Howard
Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

Herbal Medicine

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore
Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West by Michael Moore


Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy & Nut Cheese at Home  K.Ruby Blume
Gqats Produce Too! Volume II Mary Jane Toth
Artisan Cheesemaking at Home Mary Karlin
The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm
Sacred & Healing Beers Stephen Harrod Buhner
The New Cidermaker’s Handbook Claude Jolicoeur
Wild Fermentation Sandor Katz
The Art of Fermentation Sandor Katz

Miscellaneous Goodness

Botany In A Day Thomas Elpel
An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases  Moises Velasquez-Manoff
Foxfire Series
The Humanure Handbook Joseph Jenkins


King Corn  How corn shapes us and the world
More Than Honey  BBC Documentary about Bees
The Power of Community  About Cuban Food Systems
The Real Dirt on Farmer John  About the current state of farming in America
Growing Cities  Urban Homesteading around the nation
Urban Roots  Detroits Urban Farming Movement