Here are some of my favourite books. I shall be reviewing them in due course
Creating a Forest Garden: Working with nature to grow edible crops
Edible Forest Gardens Volume 1
David Jacke and
Plants for a Future: Edible and Useful Plants for a Healthier World
A newly published book by Kenny Ausubel. March 2013 (but you can buy it now)
The world is entering a period of great change. The environment is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. Out of this chaos, however, comes the opportunity to avoid a complete breakdown and instead foster a breakthrough. It is time, argues award-winning social entrepreneur, author, journalist and filmmaker Kenny Ausubel, to reimagine our future and our connection to each other, and to nature. In Dreaming the Future, Ausubel tracks the big ideas, meta-trends, and game-changing development of our time being led by some of the world's greatest thinkers. As more communities take the initiative to shape their own future and become more resilient, Ausubel shows how it is possible to emerge from a world where corporations are citizens, the gap between rich and poor is cavernous, and biodiversity and the climate are under assault - and create a world where people take their cues from nature and focus on justice, equity, diversity, democracy, and peace.
Food from Your Forest Garden: How to Harvest, Cook and Preserve Your Forest Garden Produce
Available May 2013
A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture
How to Grow Perennial Vegetables: Low-maintenance, Low-impact Vegetable Gardening
Edible Forest Gardens Volume 2
David Jacke and
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein
"I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society - and the potential solutions."
- David Korten, author of The Great Turning
Buy or read it for free here. You can opt to make a donation - might be nice considering what the book is about.
Mycelium Running: A Guide to Healing the Planet through Gardening with Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
2004 Paul Stamets
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
A Taste of the Unexpected
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web