Please support your local Library, and check these books, DVDs, magazines, etc. out!


There is most likely an exhaustive list of resources you can tap into, but these are from the shelves of our home and local public library.

health & cooking / /

In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto

Real Food: What to Eat and Why

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats (A staple in my kitchen)

The Art of Simple Food

The Family Dinner: great ways to connect with your kids, one meal at a time

Super Baby Food

farming / /

Anything by John Jeavons, John Seymour, and Eliot Coleman

For Practical Homesteading & How-To Farming

The Backyard Homestead

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Roses Love Garlic

Four Season Harvest

The New Organic Grower

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

Seed to Seed

How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

For Inspiration

The Fat of the Land

Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life

Hay Fever

The Good Life

DIY, homemade remedies & cleaners
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Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World

Make your place: Affordable & Sustainable Nesting Skills

buying seeds / /

Bountiful Gardens

Nichols Garden Nursury

video / /

Food Inc.


periodicals / /

Countryside Magazine (our personal favorite)

Living the Country Life

Mother Earth News