Reading List

Our journey towards a simple and more self-reliant lifestyle has been influenced heavily by the following books, publications, documentaries, etc.  These are all books I have read/videos I have watched in the last 2-3 years.  I know there are many more that I've read, but these are the ones I have recorded in my worn leather "hippie" journal.

Housekeeping/Green Cleaning:
  • "Green Housekeeping" by Ellen Sandbeck
  • "Easy Green Living" by Rene Loux
  • "Clean House, Clean Planet"  by Karen Logan
  • "Better Basics for the Home" by Annie Berthold-Bond

"Green" Living
  • "The Organic Lawn Care Manual" by Paul Tukey
  • "A Slice of the Organic Life" by Sheherazade Goldsmith
  • "No Impact Man" by Colin Beavan  (also a documentary by this name)
  • "Serve God, Save the Planet" by J. Matthew Sleeth, M.D.
  • "Green Barbarians" by Ellen Sandbeck
  • "Plenty" by Alisa Smith and J.B Mackinnon
  • "Green Kids, Sage Families"  by Lynda Fassa
  • "Do It Gorgeously" by Sophie Uliano
  • "Making It" by Kelly Coyne and Erik Krutzen
  • "Folks, this ain't normal" by Joel Salatin
Food
  • "What to Eat"  by Marion Nestle
  • "The Green Kitchen Handbook" by Annie Berthold-Bond
  • "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver
  • "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
  • "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan
  • "Real Food" by Nina Planck
  • "Eating for Beginners" by Melanie Rehak
  • "Locavore Kitchen" by Marilou k. Suszko
  • "The Feast Nearby" by Robin Mather
  • "Diet for a Poisoned Planet"  by David Steinman
  • "Home Dairy" by Ashley English

Farming/Homesteading/Animals
  • "The Encyclopedia of Country Living" by Carla Emery
  • "The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals" by Laura Childs
  • "Keeping Chickens" by Jeremy Hobson and Celia Lewis
  • "Barnyard in Your Backyard" by Gail Damerow
  • "A Time to Plant"  by Kyle T. Kramer
  • "Chicken Tractor" by Andy Lee
  • "Homesteading in the 21th Century"  by George Nash
  • "Pastured Poultry Profits"  by Joel Salatin
  • "You Can Farm!"  by Joel Salatin
  • "Small Scale Poultry Flock" by Harvey Ussery
  • "Homegrown and Handmade" by Deborah Niemann
  • "Mini-Farming: Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre" by Brett l. Markham
  • "Sell What You Sow!"  by Eric Gibson
  • "The Winter Harvest Handbook" by Eliot Coleman
  • "Self- Sufficiency for the 21st Century"  by Dick and James Strawbridge
  • "Raising the Homestead Hog"  by Jerome D. Belanger
  • "Growing a Farmer" by Kurt Timmermeister
  • "The Dirty Life" by Kristin Kimball

Health
  • "Anti-Cancer" by David Servan-Schriber
  • "The Maker's Diet" by Jordan S. Rubin
  • "Never Be Sick Again" by Raymond Francis

Gardening
  • "The Vegetable Gardener's Bible" by Edward C. Smith
  • "Carrots Love Tomatoes"  by Louise Riotte
  • "Eat More Dirt" by Ellen Sandbeck
  • "The Heirloom Life Gardener" by Jere and Emilee Gettle
  • "A Householder's Guide to the Universe"  by Harriet Fasenfest
  • "$64 Tomato" by William Alexander
  • "How to Grow More Vegetables" by John Jeavons
  • "Backyard Market Gardening" by Andew W. Lee

Publications
  • Mother Earth News
Documentaries
  • "Food Inc."
  • "Food Matters"
  • "The Botany of Desire"
  • "Supersize Me"
  • "The Future of Food"
  • "No Impact Man

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