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How to Grow More Vegetables,
8th Edition Bibliography

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AL   = Good for Advanced Library

A
Alan Chadwick
*Bronson, William. “The Lesson of a Garden.” Cry California, Winter 1970: 4–17.

Chadwick, Alan. Performance in the Garden. A Collection of Talks on Biodynamic French Intensive Horticulture.Mars Hill NC: Logosophia Press (Philosophy Farm 537 Wilson Branch Road, Mars Hill NC 28754), 2007.  342 pp.

Cuthbertson, Tom. Alan Chadwick’s Enchanted Garden. New York: Dutton, 1978. 199 pp. Captures the flavor of working with Alan Chadwick.

Mulligan, Jim, and John de Graaf. Gardensong. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films (Box 149, Oley, PA 19547). Video.

National Video Portrait Library (1869 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA 22101). 55-minute, black-and-white, 3⁄4-inch videocassette of a spontaneous philosophical interview with the late Alan Chadwick. Send 2 stamps for a response when inquiring.

Singh, Tara. Awakening a Child from Within. Los Angeles: Life Action Press (P.O. Box 48932, Los Angeles, CA 90048), 1991: 333–334.

Alternative Agriculture
Altieri, Miguel. Agroecology. Boulder: Westview Press and London: IT Publications, 1987. 199 pp.

Animals
Alison, Robert.  “Weather Forecasting; If Only Birds Could Talk, They Could Help Us Plan For Weather.”  Backhome Magazine.  Nov/Dec 2009.  Pp. 24-25.

Blacker, Sue.  “Why Wool Still Matters.”  Resurgence.  May/June 2010. Pp.

de Baïracle Levi, Juliette. Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1976. 320 pp. BL

Gould, James L., and Carol Grant Gould. The Animal Mind. New York: Scientific American Library, 1999. 236 pp.

Ims, Richard, B.C.S.  “A Mission for Pastured Poultry.”  Acres U.S.A.  Feb. 2010.  Pp. 16-20.

Klober, Kelly.  “Yardbird Nutrition; Feed Management for Top Health & Vigor in the Pastured Poultry Flock.”  Acres U.S.A.  Feb. 2010.  Pp. 22-25.

Logsdon, Gene.  Wildlife in Your Garden or Dealing With Deer, Rabbits, Raccoons, Moles, Crows, Sparrows, and Other of Nature’s Creatures.  In ways that keep them around but away from your fruits and vegetables.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1983.  268 pp. 

Luttmann, Rick and Gail. Chickens in Your Backyard. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1976. 157 pp.

Luttmann, Rick & Gail. Ducks & Geese in your Backyard. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978.  261 pp.

Mebane, William.  “A Low Resource Method to Raise Fish in Haiti.”  ECHO Development Notes.  Oct. 2009.  Pp. 1-4.
Raising Livestock on Small Farms. Farmers’ Bulletin 2224. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1972. 22 pp.

Schreib, Andrea. “All About Moles.” BackHome Magazine March/April 2004: 38–39.

Sunset Editors. Attracting Birds to Your Garden. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1974. 96 pp.

Thomas, Steven. Backyard Lifestock. Taftsville, VT: The Countryman Press, 1976. 264 pp.

Appropriate Technologies


Appropriate Technology Project. Volunteers in Asia. P.O. Box 4543, Stanford, CA 94309. A nonprofit research organization that makes information about key appropriate technology publications available to others.

Bielenberg, Carl, and Hugh Allen. How to Make and Use the Treadle Irrigation Pump. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1995. 77 pp.

Brace Research Institute, Faculty of Engineering (P.O. Box 900, Macdonald College of McGill University, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9, Canada). Appropriate technology publications focusing on small communities in rural areas.

“Building the Outdoor Oven.” Countryside and Small Stock Journal. Vol. 78, No. 4 (July/August 1994).

Carpenter, Anna.  The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Book. Design, Construction, Use.  Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (4880 Lower Valley Rd. Atglen, PA 19310), 2008.  128 pp.

*Darrow, Ken. Appropriate Technology Source Book. Stanford, CA: Volunteers in Asia (P.O. Box 4543, Stanford, CA 94305), 1986. 799 pp. BL

deMoll, Lane, ed. Rainbook: Resources for Appropriate Technology. New York: Schocken Books, 1977. 251 pp.
__ Stepping Stones: Appropriate Technology and Beyond. New York: Schocken Books, 1978.  204 pp.

Denzer, Kiko, Hannah Field.  Build Your Own Earth Oven; A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired, Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves.  Blodgett, OR: Hand Print Press (P.O. Box576, Blodgett, OR 97326), 2007.  129 pp.

Edholm, Steven, and Tamara Wilder. “Hand Drill Fire Making.” 1994. 5 pp.

———. “Cordage.” 1995. 5 pp.

———.  “The Dirt on Colors; A Mineral Pigment Primer.”  Bulletin of Primitive Technology.  Spring 1998: No. 15.  Pp. 20-25. *Evans, Ianto. Lorena Stoves. Stanford, CA: Volunteers in Asia (P.O. Box 4543, Stanford, CA 94305), 1981. 144 pp.

The Hay Box—The Energy Saving Cooker. Eugene, OR: The Aprovecho Institute (359 Polk St., Eugene, OR 97402), 1939. 20 pp.

Hicks, Cecil. “Dutch’s Homemade Firewood Splitter.”  Countryside Magazine, March/April 2007.  Pp.  102-104.

Hill, Jack. Country Chair Making. Devon, UK: David & Charles, 1997. 152 pp.

Joseph, Stephen, et al. Wood-Conserving Cookstoves: A Design Guide. Mount Rainer, MD: Volunteers in Technical Assistance, 1981. 111 pp.

Proske. Frank. “Masonry Heaters.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2003: 36–39

*Rohde, Eleanour S. Haybox Cookery. London: George Routledge & Sons (Broadway House, 68–74 Carter Ln., E.C., England), 1939. 108 pp.

Schaeffer, John, ed. Alternative Energy Sourcebook. Hopland, CA: Real Goods Trading Corp. (13771 S. Hwy. 101, Hopland, CA), 1992. 518 pp.

Village Technology Handbook. Arlington, VA: Volunteers in Technical Assistance (1815 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209), 1988. 422 pp.

Arid Regions/Dryland Farming


Anonymous. “High Desert Gardening: What We Do Now For a Spring Garden.” Countryside & Small Stock Journal, March/April 2007.  Pp. 53-55.

Adams, L. H., and E. S. Goff. Reports on Oats, Barley, and Potatoes for 1889. Bulletin No. 22. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, January 1890. 12 pp.

Atkinson, Alfred. “Crop Growing Suggestions to Dry-Land Farmers.” Circular 45. Bozeman, MT: Montana Agricultural College Experiment Station, February 1915: 121–140.

Atkinson, Alfred, and N. C. Donaldson. “Dry Farm Grain Tests in Montana.” Bulletin No. 110. Bozeman, MT: Montana Agricultural College Experiment Station, February 1916: 167–218.

Atkinson, Alfred, and J. B. Nelson. “Dry Farming Investigations in Montana.” Bulletin No. 74. Bozeman, MT: Montana Agricultural College Experiment Station, December 1908: 63–89.

Bainbridge, David A. “Pitcher Irrigation,” Drylander. Vol. II, No. 1 (1988): 3.

———. “Using Trees to Maintain Groundwater,” Drylander, Vol. I, No. 2 (1987): 3.

Bromfield, Louis. Malabar Farm. New York: Harper & Row, 1948. 405 pp. BL

*Cleveland, David A., and Daniela Soleri. Food from Dryland Gardens: An Ecological, Nutritional and Social Approach to Small-Scale Household Food Production. Tucson, AZ: Center for People, Food, and Environment (344 S. 3rd Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701), 1991. 387 pp. BL

Cooley, F. S. Suggestions to the Dry Farmer. Circular 19. Bozeman, MT: Montana Agricultural College Experiment Station, May 1912. 52 pp.

Cottrell, H. M. Dry Land Farming in Eastern Colorado. Bulletin 145. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado Agricultural College Experiment Station, December 1909. 32 pp.

Critchley, Will. Looking After Our Land: New Approaches to Soil and Water Conservation in Dryland Africa. Oxford, UK: OXFAM, 1991. 84 pp.

Critchley, Will, et al. Water Harvesting for Plant Production.Vol. 2. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1992. 134 pp.
“Cross Ridging Holds Precious Rainwater on the Land.” Developing Countries Farm Radio, Package No. 14. Toronto: Developing Countries Farm Radio (c/o Massey Ferguson, 595 Bay St., Toronto, Canada), 1988. 5 pp.

Dahl, Kevin. Native Harvest: Authentic Southwest Gardening. Tucson: Western National Parks Association, 2006.  62 pp.

Dillman, Arthur C. Breeding Drought-Resistant Forage Plants for the Great Plains Area. Bulletin No. 196. Washington, DC: USDA Bureau of Plant Industry, December 1910. 40 pp.

Ebeling, Walter. Handbook of Indian Foods and Fiber of Arid America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1986. 971 pp.

Ellison, A. D., et al. “Dry-Farming in Utah.” Circular No. 21. Lehi Sun Print, 1916: 2–35.

Fargher, John. Arid Landwater Harvesting. Orange, MA: John Fargher, 1985. 8 pp.

Foaden, George P. Notes on Egyptian Agriculture. Bulletin No. 62. Washington, DC: USDA Bureau of Plant Industry, July 9, 1904. 61 pp.

Forbes, R. H. “Agriculture of Sulphur Spring Valley Arizona.” Bulletin No. 72. University of Arizona, June 30, 1913: 214–224.

Fraps, G. S. Observations of European Agriculture. Bulletin No. 143. College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, December 1911. 35 pp.

Galloway, Willi Evans.  “Cold Comfort, A Wyoming gardener takes on a harsh climate, high altitude, and drought with a combination of tough plants and tenacity.”  Organic Gardening.  May 2008.  Pp. 54-59. 

Goldstein, W. Alternative Crops, Rotations and Management Systems for the Palouse. Pullman, WA: Washington State University, 1986. 333 pp.

Gore, Rick. “No Way to Run a Desert.” National Geographic, June 1985: 694–719.

Granatstein, David. Dryland Farming in the Northwestern United States. Pullman, WA: College of Agriculture and Home Economics Research Center, Washington State University, 1992. 31 pp.

Harsch, Jonathon. “Dryland Farming May Return as Ground Water Levels Drop.” Christian Science Monitor July 19, 1980: 10.

Hilgard, E. W., et al. The Conservation of Soil Moisture and Economy in the Use of Irrigation Water. Bulletin 121. Berkeley, CA: University of California Agricultural Experiment Station, August 1898. 15 pp.

Hugalle, N. R. “Tied Ridges Improve Semi-Arid Crop Yields.” International Ag-Sieve Vol. 1, No. 2 (1988): 4.

Kezer, Alvin. Dry Farming in Colorado. Bulletin 227. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado Agricultural College Experiment Station, April 1917. 40 pp.

Lancaster, Brad. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 1. Tucson: Rainsource Press (813 N 9th Ave Tucson AZ 85705), 2006. 175 pp. López, Gabino y Benicio Ordóñez. Manejo de Agua para Salvar los Cultivos en Períodos de Sequías. PASOLAC (Apartado Postal #3202, Tegucigalpa, Honduras CA), 2004. 23 pp. Nehrling, Arno, et al.

Easy Gardening with Drought-Resistant Plants. New York: Dover, 1968. 320 pp.

Nyhuis, Jane. Desert Harvest. Tuscon, AZ: Meals for Millions (Box 42622, Tucson, AZ 85733), 1982. 63 pp.

Paddock, Wendell, and Orville B. Whipple. Fruit Growing in Arid Regions. Boston, MA: Macmillan, 1913. 395 pp.

Riddle, R. “Drought-Resistant Fruit and Nuts for the Water-Efficient Landscape.” CFRG Journal, 1989: 8–19.

Rodale, J. I. Stone Mulching in the Garden. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1949. 164 pp.

Saunders, D. A. Drought Resistant Forage Experiments. Bulletin 74. Brookings, SD: South Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station, March 1902. 16 pp.

———. “Drought Resistant Forage Experiments at Highmore, South Dakota, 1900.” Bulletin 70. Brookings, SD: South Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station, February 1901: 57–73.

Shepard, James H. “Drought-Resisting Forage Plants at the Co-Operative Range Experiment Station, Highmore, South Dakota.” Bulletin 66. Brookings, SD: South Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station, March 1900, 35–52.

Snyder, W. P. Crop Production in Western Nebraska. Principles of Cultivation. Bulletin 109. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station. 56 pp.

Snyder, W. P., and W. W. Burr. Growing Crops in Western Nebraska. Bulletin No. 7. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, February 15, 1911. 69 pp.

Snyder, W. P., and W. M. Osborn. Rotations and Tillage Methods in Western Nebraska. Bulletin No. 155. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, June 1, 1916. 48 pp.

Stephens, D. E., and C. E. Hill. Dry Farming Investigations at the Sherman County Branch Experiment Station. Station Bulletin 144. Moro, OR: Oregon Agriculture College Experiment Station, April 1917. 48 pp.

Stewart, Robert. The Nitrogen and Humus Problem in Dry-Land Farming. Bulletin No. 109. Logan, UT: Utah Agricultural College Experiment Station, August 1910. 73 pp.

Sunset Editors. Desert Gardening. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1967. 96 pp.

———. Waterwise Gardening: Landscaping Ideas, Watering Systems and Unthirsty Plants. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1989. 96 pp.

“Sustainable Living in Drylands.” Journal of Arid Lands Permaculture (Southwest Regional Permaculture Institute, P.O. Box 27371, Tucson, AZ 85726-7371), Fall 1989.

Thatcher, R. W. The Nitrogen and Humus Problem in Dry Farming. Bulletin No. 105. Pullman, WA: State College of Washington Agricultural Experiment Station, June 1912. 16 pp.

Thom, C. C., and H. F. Holz. Dry Farming in Washington. Popular Bulletin No. 69. Pullman, WA: State College of Washington Agricultural Experiment Station, April 1, 1914. 31 pp.

Thysell, John, et al. “Dry Farming Investigations in Western North Dakota.” Bulletin No. 110. Agricultural College, ND: North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, February 1915, 159–207.

Tonge, Peter. “Twice the Yield, Half the Work.” Christian Science Monitor, January 12, 1988: 23.

Towar, J. D. Dry Farming in Wyoming. Bulletin No. 80. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming Agricultural College Department, March 1909. 29 pp.

“Trench Composting: A Model for Africa.” Organic Gardening and Farming, January 1976: 14–150.

Trench Composting for Arid Regions. International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (R.D. 1, Box 323, Kutztown, PA 19530), June 1976. Newsletter.

UNICEF. “Some Sources of Nutrition from the Dry Season Garden.” New York: UNICEF. 1 p.
University of Arizona. “Timely Hints for Farmers.” Bulletin No. 57. Tuscon: University of Arizona, June 20, 1908: 247–287.

“What an Inch of Rain Is Worth.” Successful Farming, January 1974: 79.

*Widtsoe, John A. Dry Farming. New York: Macmillan, 1919. 445 pp. An important basic work. BL

———. “The Nature of the Dry Farm Soils of Utah.” Bulletin No. 122. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Agricultural College Experiment Station, January 1913: 270–288.

———. “The Storage of Winter Precipitation in Soils.” Bulletin No. 104. Logan, UT: Agricultural College of Utah Experiment Station, October 1908: 282–316.


B

Bamboo
Bell, Michael. The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Temperate Bamboos. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000. 159 pp.
Cusack, Victor. Bamboo Rediscovered. Trentham, Victoria, Australia: Earth Garden Books, 1997. 95 pp.
DeBoer, Darrell. “Darrel DeBoer, architect & mentor of a west coast movement towards construction bamboo,” The New Settler Interview, issue 113, mid-Sept/Oct 1998. 3-17.

Farrelly, David. The Book of Bamboo. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1984. 317 pp.

Janssen, Jules J. A. Building with Bamboo. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1995. 65 pp.

Judziewicz, Emmet J., Lynn G. Clark, Ximena Londono, and Margaret J. Stern. American Bamboos. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999. 392 pp.

Lewis, Daphne and Carol Miles.  Farming Bamboo.  Washington: Daphne B. Lewis and Carol Miles.  2007.  240 pp.
Meeker, John. “Backyard Bamboo.” Organic Gardening, October 1980: 88–99.

Meredith, Ted Jordan. Bamboo for Gardens. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001. 406 pp.

Oprins, Jan, Harry Van Trier, et. al.  Bamboo, A Material for Landscape and Garden Design.  Birkhauser-Publishers for Architecture: Basel Switzerland (P.O. Box 133, CH-4010,Basel, Switzerland), 2006.  144 pp.

van den Heuvel, Kick. Wood and Bamboo for Rural Water Supply. Delft, The Netherlands: Delft University Press, 1981. 76 pp.

Whittaker, Paul. Hardy Bamboos: Taming the Dragon. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005. 300 pp.
Young, Robert A., and Joseph R. Haun. Bamboo in the United States: Description, Culture, and Utilization. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961. 74 pp.

 

Biodynamics
Amaranthus, Mike, Larry Simpson.  “Biological Approaches to Farming; Reducing Fertilizer Use & Pollution.”  Acres U.S.A. April 2010.  Pp. 14-18.

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association. Bldg. 1002B, Thoreau Center, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94120.

Bio-Dynamic Gardening: A How-To Guide. Canoga Park, CA: Rudolf Steiner Research Foundation (BOKAJO Enterprises, 20959 Elkwood St., Canoga Park, CA 91304), 1988. Video. 58:30 mins.

Biodynamics: Farming and Gardening for the 21st Century. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association. Bimonthly journal.

Brinton, William F., Jr. “Living Compost, Living Carbon.” Biodynamics, January/February 1998: 1–3.
Carpenter-Boggs, Lynne A. Effects of Biodynamic Preparations on Compost, Crop, and Soil Quality. Washington State University Doctoral Dissertation, 1997. 164 pp.

Childs, Gilbert. Rudolf Steiner: His Life and Work. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1995. 94 pp.
Corkidi, Leah, et al.  “Mycorrhizae For Increased Nutrient Use Efficiency, Reduced Nitrogen & Phosphorus Leaching.”  Acres U.S.A. April 2010. Pp.46-47.

Corrin, George.  Handbook On Composting and the Bio-Dynamic Preparations.  Stroud, UK: Biodynamic Agricultural Association (Painswick Inn Project, Gloucester St. Stroud, GL5 1QG), 2004, 36 pp.

Davis-Brown, Karen.  “Preparation 501- Stirring 501”.  Biodynamics.  Spring 2010.  Pp. 35-36.

Ehrenfried Pfeiffer Himself. Metairie, LA: Acres U.S.A. Masters of Eco-Agriculture Series (P.O. Box 8800, Metairie, LA 70011). 8 audiotapes.

Endelman, Jeffery.  “Preparation 507-The Valerian Preparation: Correlating Sensory Experience and Physicochemical Properties.”  Biodynamics.  Spring 2010.  Pp. 28-34.

Fenton, Kathleen.  Preparation 506-The Dandelion Preparation.”  Biodynamics.  Spring 2010.  Pp. 37-38.

Gardener, Malcolm.  “The Agriculture Course. Open Secrets in the Composition of the Fourth Lecture.”  Biodynamics.  Fall 2009.  38-46.

T.R.G. Gray, S.T. Williams.  University Reviews in Botany: Soil Micro-organisms.  New York, NY: Hafner Publishing Co., Inc. (866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022), 1971.  240 pp.

Gregg, Evelyn S. Herb Chart. Wyoming, RI: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association. Detailed cultural notes. Available from BDFGA.

Groh, Trauger, M., and Steven S. H. McFadden. Farms of Tomorrow: Community-Supported Farms, Farm-Supported Communities. Kimberton, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1990. 169 pp.

Heckel, Alice, ed. The Pfeiffer Garden Book: Biodynamics in the Home Garden. Stroudsburg, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1967. 199 pp. IL

*Koepf, Herbert H. The Biodynamic Farm. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1989. 245 pp. Available from BDFGA.

———. Compost. Wyoming, RI: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1966. 18 pp. Short, detailed pamphlet. Available from BDFGA. AL

———. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer: Pioneer in Agriculture and Natural Science. Kimberton, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1991. 31 pp. Available from BDFGA.

———. Research in Biodynamic Agriculture Methods and Results. Kimberton, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1993. 78 pp. Available from BDFGA.

*Koepf, Herbert H., B. D. Peterson, and Wolfgang Schauman. Biodynamic Agriculture: An Introduction. Spring Valley, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1976. 429 pp. IL

Marshall, Anne E. Index to Bio-Dynamics 1941–1975. San Francisco: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening, 1976. 108 pp.

Mihok, Maria.  “Making the Preparation-Reflections On The Fall 2008 JPI Preparation-Making Workshop.”  Biodynamic.  Spring 2010.  Pp. 26-27.

Pauli, F. W. Soil Fertility: A Biodynamic Approach. London: Adarn Hilger (98 St. Pancras Way, London NW1, England), 1976. 204 pp.

Pfeiffer, Ehrenfried. “Applied Biodynamics.” Newsletter of the Josephine Porter Institute, Spring 1999: 122–136.
———. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening: Soil Fertility Renewal and Preservation. New York: Anthroposophic Press, 1943. 240 pp.

———. Biodynamic Farming—Articles 1942–1962. Wyoming, RI: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association. 150 pp.

___.  Bio-Dynamic Gardening and Farming. Vol. 2.  Spring Valley, NY: Mercury Press (Fellowship Community, 241 Hungary Hollow Rd. Spring Valley, NY 10977), 1983.  137 pp.

___.  Bio-Dynamic Gardening and Farming. Vol. 3.  Spring Valley, NY: Mercury Press (Fellowship Community, 241 Hungary Hollow Rd. Spring Valley, NY 10977), 1983.  131 pp.

*———. Chromatography Applied to Quality Testing. Wyoming, RI: Biodynamic Literature, 1984. 44 pp. Available from BDFGA.

———. The Compost Manufacturer’s Manual. Philadelphia, PA: The Pfeiffer Foundation, 1956. 137 pp.

*———. Sensitive Crystallization Processes. Spring Valley, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1936. 59 pp.

*Philbrick, John and Helen. Gardening for Health and Nutrition. Blauvelt, NY: Rudolf Steiner Publications, 1971. 93 pp. BL

Sattler, Friedrich, and Eckard V. Wistinghausen. Bio-Dynamic Farming Practice. Sturbridge, England: Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, 1989. 333 pp.

Soper, John. Studying the Agriculture Course. London: Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, 1976. 88 pp. AL

*Steiner, Rudolf. Agriculture—A Course of Eight Lectures. London: Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, 1958. 175 pp. The basis of the biodynamic movement. AL

*Storl, Wolf. Culture and Horticulture. Wyoming, RI: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1979. Biodynamics and organic agricultural history simply explained. Available from BDFGA.

Thun, Maria. Gardening for Life—The Biodynamic Way. Gloucestershire, UK: Hawthorn Press, 1999. 127 pp.

The Voice of Demeter—Newsletter of the Demeter Association for Certification of Biodynamic Agriculture. Aurora, NY: The Demeter Association for Certification of Agriculture. Newsletter.

Wieting, Beth.  “Preparation 500.”  Biodynamics.  Spring 2010.  Pp. 40-45.

 

Bioextensive

Nordell, Anne and Eric. “Cultivating Questions: Concerning the Bioextensive Market Garden.” Small Farmers Journal Vol. 21, No. 3: 28–31.

Biointensive
(see also GROW BIOINTENSIVE)

Agricultura Bio-Intensiva Sostenible en el Minifundio Mexicano. Universidad Autonoma Chapingo (Departmento de Suelos, Chapingo, Texcoco, Mexico).

B.I.G. Biointensive Gardening Cebuano. Silang, Cavite, Philippines: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, n.d. Vol. 3, No. 5. B.I.G. Biointensive Gardening Tagalog. Silang, Cavite, Philippines: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, n.d. 32 pp. (2 languages)

The Biointensive Approach to Family Food Gardens. International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (1775 Broadway, New York, NY 10019). Information packet.

The Biointensive Approach to Small-Scale Household Food Production. Silang, Cavite, Philippines: The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, 1991.

*Biointensive Mini-Farming Information—Mexico. Ecopol. Av. Centenario, Edif. H10-1-2, Col. Lomas de Plateros, D.F. C.P. 01480, Mexico. Specializes in training. Excellent.

*Burck, Doug, and Sandra Mardigian. A Journey in Kenya—Visiting Biointensive Farmers and Manor House Agricultural Centre. Video.

Centre for Biointensive Agriculture. Training and Demonstration Syllabus. Kitale, Kenya: Manor House Agricultural Centre, 1996. 49 pp.

Martinez Valdez, Juan Manuel, and Dr. Francisco Alarcón Navarro. Huertos Familiares. Mexico: Academia de Investigacion en Demografía Médica (Edif H10-1-2, Col. Lomas de Plateros, D.F. C.P. 01480, Mexico), 1988. 116 pp. plus 24 slides. Very good.

*Seshadri, C. V. Biodynamic Gardening: Monograph Series on Engineering of Photosynthetic Systems. Vol. 4. Tharamani, Madras, India: Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Center, 1980. 38 pp. Available from Ecology Action.

Sunset Editors. “Getting Started with the French Intensive Method.” Sunset, September 1972: 168.

Biosafety

Tauli-Corpuz, Victoria.  Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Malaysia: Third World Network (121-S Jalan Utama, 10450 Penang, Malaysia), 2003.  42 pp.

Botany

Buhner, Stephen Harold. The Lost Language of Plants. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002. 325 pp.

Elpel, Thomas J.  Botany In A Day; The Patterns Method of Plant Identification. Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families of North America.  Pont, MT: HOPS Press, LLC (12 Quartz St. Pony, MT 59747), 2008.  221 pp.

Galston, Arthur W. The Life of the Green Plant. Foundations of Modern Biology Series. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1961. 118 pp.

*Tompkins, Peter, and Christopher Bird. “Love Among the Cabbages.” Harper’s, November 1972: 136–141.
*———. The Secret Life of Plants. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. 402 pp.

Van Wyk, Ben-Erik.  Food Plants of the World, An Illustrated Guide.  Portland, OR: Timber Press.  2005.  480 pp.



C


Calorie/Diet Crops


Beard, Benjamin H. “The Sunflower Crop.” Scientific American, May 1981: 150–161.

Cox, Jeff. “The Sunflower Seed Huller and Oil Press.” Organic Gardening, April 1979: 58–61.

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia. The Great American Peanut. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 1994. 20 pp.

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia, and Tracy Farrell. The Humble Potato: Underground Gold. Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 1995. 40 pp.

Flores, Barbara. The Great Sunflower Book. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1997. 130 pp.

Graff, E. Beet-Root Sugar and Cultivation of the Beet. New York: Cornhill Press, 1880. 158 pp.

Harris, F. S. The Sugar Beet in America. New York: Macmillan, 1919.

Heiser, Charles B., Jr. The Sunflower. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976. 198 pp.

Hurt, E. F. Sunflower for Food, Fodder and Fertility. London: Faber and Faber, 1946. 155 pp.

Kay, Daisy K. Food Legumes. Kent, UK: Natural Resource Institute (Central Ave., Chatherm, Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK), 1979. 435 pp.

Pustovoit, V. S. Handbook of Selection and Seed Growing of Oil Plants. Jerusalem: Israel Program for Scientific Translations, 1973. 304 pp. Translated from Russian.

West, H. O.  Peanut Production. Bulletin No. 341.  State College, MI: Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station, April, 1940.  63 pp.

Willis, Harold. How to Grow Super Soybeans. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. (P.O. Box 91299, Austin, TX 78709), 1989. 48 pp.

Children’s Books

Barrett, Judith. Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House. New York: Atheneum, 1969. 32 pp.

Baylor, Byrd. The Desert Is Theirs. New York. Macmillan, 1975. 32 pp.

Begley, Evelyn M. The Little Red Hen. Racine, WI: Western Publishing Co., 1966. 24 pp.

Brown, Marc. Your First Garden Book. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981. 48 pp.

Fryer, Lee, and Leigh Bradford. A Child’s Organic Garden. Washington, DC: Acropolis Books, 1989. 88 pp.

*Ichikawa, Satomi, and Elizabeth Laird. Rosy’s Garden—A Child’s Keepsake of Flowers. New York: Putnam and Grosset, 1990. 48 pp. Excellent.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Hermit and the Well. Berkeley: Plum Blossom Books, 2003. 32 pp.

Katzen, Mollie, and Ann Henderson. Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 1994. 95 pp. Cookbook for preschoolers and up.

*Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed. New York: Harper Festival, 1993. 22 pp.

Main, Jody. The Children’s Garden (An Organic Gardening Primer). Woodside, CA: The Woodside School and Jody Main (333 B Albion, Woodside, CA 94602), 1996. 53 pp.

McLean, Clare ed.  Grow It Cook It; Simple Gardening Projects and Delicious Recipes.  New York, NY: DK Publishing (375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014), 2008.  80 pp.

Moore, Eva. Johnny Appleseed. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1964. 48 pp.

Ocone, Lynne. Guide to Kids’ Gardening. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 148 pp.

Paladino, Catherine. One Good Apple: Growing Our Food for the Sake of the Earth. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. 48 pp.

Partridge, Jenny. Lop Ear. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.

Rose, Deborah. The People Who Hugged the Trees. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1990. 32 pp

Seymour, John. John Seymour’s Gardening Book (for Children). London: G. Whizzard (105 Great Russell St., London WC1, England), 1978. 61 pp.

Whitney Farms.  A Child’s Garden, A Fun Way to Learn About Gardening.  Independence, OR: Produced in Collaboration with the National Gardening Assoc. (P.O. Box 70 Independence, OR 97351), 2003.  10 pp.

Windowsill Gardening, Year-Round Indoor Gardening Projects for Kids.  Palo Alto, CA: A Klutz Guide (455 Portage Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94306), 1999.  12 pp.

Climate

Crawford, Martin ed.  Agroforestry News-Climate Change and Agroecosystems.  Vol. 16 No. 4.  Totnes, Devon: Agroforestry Research Trust (46 Hunters Moon, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ96JT), 2008.  40 pp.

Lal, R., ed., et al. Climate Change and Global Food Security. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group ( 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW Suite 300 Boca Raton FL 33487-2742), 2005. 778 pp.

Communities

1995 National Directory of Conservational Land Trusts. Washington DC: Land Trust Alliance, 1995. 238 pp.

Bouvard, Marguerite. The Inten-tional Community Movement: Building a New Moral World. Port Washington, NY: National University Publications, Kennikat Press, 1975. 207 pp.

Caneff, Denny. Sustaining Land, People, Animals, and Communities. Washington, DC: Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (110 Maryland Ave., NE, Box 76, Washington, DC 20020), 1993. 26 pp.

*“Cohousing.” Communities, Spring 2000. Communities. (Rte. 1, Box 155-CM, Rutledge MO 63563). Magazine.

Communities Directory: A Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living, 2000 Edition. Rutledge, MO: Fellowship for International Community (R.R. 1, Box 156-D, Rutledge, MO 63563), 2000. 456 pp.

Exchange. Washington, DC: The Land Trust Alliance (900 17th St. NW, Ste. 410, Washington, DC 20006-2596).

Eco-Villages and Sustainable Communities. Models for 21st Century Living.  Scotland: Findhorn Press (The Park, Findhorn Forres IV36 0TZ Scotland).  1996.  95 pp.

Flores, H. C. Food Not Lawns. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co, 2006. 329 pp.

Gaia Trust and Context Institute. Eco-Villages & Sustainable Communities. Bainbridge Island, WA: Context Institute (P.O. Box 11470, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110), 1991. 213 pp.

Gaia Trust and Findhorn Foundation. Eco-Villages and Sustainable Communities. Scotland: Findhorn Press, 1996. 95 pp.

Halweil, Brian. Eat Here.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. 223 pp.

*Hanson, Chris. The Cohousing Handbook. Pt. Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks Publishers (P.O. Box 147, Pt. Roberts, WA 98281), 1996. 278 pp.

Henderson, Elizabeth, and Robyn Van En. Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1999. 254 pp.

International Independence Institute. The Community Land Trust: A Guide to a New Model for Land Tenure in America. Ashby, MA: Center for Community Economic Development, 1972. 117 pp.

Kennedy, Joseph F.  Building Without Borders, Sustainable Construction for the Global Village.  Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers (P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1XO, Canada), 2004.  253 pp.

*Kinkade, Kathleen. A Walden Two Experiment: The First Five Years of Twin Oaks Community. New York: William Morrow, 1973. 271 pp.

Lee, Andy.  “Ruminations of a Recovering Co-Houser.”  BackHome Magazine.  Nov/Dec 2008.  Pp. 34-36.

Malakoff, David. What Good Is Community Greening? Philadelphia: American Community Gardening Association (100 N. 20th St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA), 1995. 23 pp.

*McCamant, Kathryn, and Charles Durrett. Cohousing. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2003. 208 pp.

Morehouse, Ward, ed. Building Sustainable Communities. New York: The Bootstrap Press (Intermediate Technology Development Group of North America, Ste. 3C, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY), 1997. 218 pp.

New Jersey Farm Link Program.  Transferring The Family Farm; What Worked, What Didn’t, For 10 New Jersey Families.  Trenton, NJ: State Agriculture Development Committee (PO Box 330 Trenton, NJ 08625-0330), 2003.  38 pp.

Ninan, K.N.  Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity; Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges.  Sterling, VA: Earthscan Publishing (22883 Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, VA 20166-2012), 2009.  402 pp.

Norwood, Ken, and Kathleen Smith. Rebuilding Community in America: Housing for Ecological Living, Personal Empowerment, and the New Extended Family. Berkeley, CA: Shared Living Resource Center (2375 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704), 1995. 432 pp.

Payne, Karen, and Deborah Fryman. Cultivating Community: Principles and Practices for Community Gardening as a Comnmunity-Building Tool. Philadelphia: American Community Gardening Association (100 N. 20th St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA), 2001. 56 pp.

Powell, G. Harold. Co-Operation in Agriculture. New York: Macmillan, 1918. 327 pp.

Small Wastewater Systems. United States Environmental Protection Agency, May 1992.

Smith, Alisa, J.B. MacKinnon.  The 100-Mile Diet; A Year of Local Eating.  Vancouver, BC: Random House of Canada Ltd., 2007.  266 pp.

*Starting a Land Trust. Washington, DC: The Land Trust Alliance, 1990. 175 pp.

Todd, Nancy Jack and John Todd. Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming; Ecology as the Basis of Design.  San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1984. 210 pp.

Companion Planting/Rotations

Allardice, Pamela. A–Z of Companion Planting. Pymble, Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1993. 208 pp.

*Carr, Anna. Good Neighbors: Companion Planting for Gardeners. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1985. 379 pp. A useful compilation of tradition, research, and practical gardening advice. BL

Cunningham, Sally Jean.  Great Garden Companion; A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, Inc., 1998.  278 pp.

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia. The Three Sisters: Exploring an Iroquois Garden. Ithaca, NY: Media Services (Cornell University), 1993. 20 pp.

Flowerdew, Bob. Good Companions: A Guide to Gardening with Plants That Help Each Other. New York: Summit Books, 1991. 96 pp.

Franck, Gertrud. Companion Planting: Successful Gardening the Organic Way. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: Thorsons, 1983. 128 pp. Interesting systematic approach.

Ingels, Chuck A., et al., eds. Cover Cropping in Vineyards: A Grower’s Handbook, Publication 3338. Oakland, CA: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Services, 1998. 162 pp.

Kohli, Ravinder K., et al., eds. Allelopathy in Agroecosystems. Binghamton, NY: Food Products Press, 2001. 447 pp. A scientific text.

Matthias, Stelly, ed. Multiple Cropping. ASA Special Publication No. 27. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 1976. 378 pp.

*Philbrick, Helen, and Richard B. Gregg. Companion Plants and How to Use Them. Old Greenwich, CT: Devin-Adair, 1966. 113 pp. BL

Ruttle, Jack. “The Tomato and Vetch Connection.” National Gardening, July/August 1994: 44–47.

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Overseeding and Companion Cropping in Alfalfa. Oakland, CA: Communication Services (6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA). 2000. 31 pp.

*Watts, Mag T. Reading the Landscape of America. New York: Collins Books, 1975. 354 pp.


Compost/Carbon/Fodder/Organic Matter/Cover Crops

Ahlgren, Gilbert H. Forage Crops. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1942. 418 pp.

Anderson, Simon, et al. Cover Crops in Smallholder Agriculture: Lessons from Latin America. Southampton Row, London: ITDG, 2001. 136 pp.

Awang, D. V. C. “Herb Report: Comfrey.” American Herb Association Newsletter, 1989: 6–7.

Ball, Carleton R. The History and Distribution of Sorghum. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1910. 63 pp.

Biological Sciences Communication Project of the George Washington University. Sorghum: A Bibliography of the World Literature. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1967. 301 pp.

Blosser, Edwin.  “Increased Yields & Profits with Humified Compost, One Farmer’s Story.”  Acres U.S.A.  Dec.  Dec. 2009.  Pp. 40-41.

Buckles, D., et al., eds. Cover Crops in West Africa Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre (P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, ON, Canada), 1998. 291 pp.

Buckles, Daniel, Bernard Triomphe, and Gustavo Sain. Cover Crops in Hillside Agriculture: Farmer Innovation with Mucuna. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 1998. 218 pp.

Bunch, Roland. The Use of Green Manures by Villager Farmers: What We Have Learned to Date. CIDICCO Technical Report, July 1995. 8 pp.

Bruges, James.  Biochar Debate; Charcoal’s Potential to Reverse Climate Change and Build Soil Fertility.  White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009.  120 pp.

Catton, Chris, James Gray.  The Incredible Heap; A guide to Compost Gardening.  New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press (175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010), 1983.  63 pp.

CIDICCO. Cover Crops News. Miscellaneous articles. No. 3, 1991. 4 pp. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Centro Internacional de Informacion sobre Cultivos de Cobertura (Apartado Postal 3385, Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., Honduras, C.A.). Quarterly newsletter.

———. Lablab Bean Use. No. 4, 1995. 4 pp.

*———. Management Practices to Work with Velvetbean. No. 5, 1995. 6 pp.

*———. The Use of Legume Cover Crops in Orchards. No. 7. February 1994. 6 pp.

*———. The Utilization of Legumes in Traditional High Altitude Farming Systems. No. 6. August 1993. 8 pp.

Clark, Andy, ed.  Managing Cover Crops Profitably, Third Edition.  Beltsville, MD: The Sustainable Agriculture Network (10300 Baltimore Ave. Bldg. 046 BARC-WEST, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350).  2007.  244 pp.

Clark, George. H., and M. Oscar Malte. Fodder and Pasture Plants. Ottawa: Department of Agriculture, 1913. 143 pp.

Clark, Wilson. “China’s Green Manure Revolution.” Science 80, September/October 1980.

Clover vs. Alfalfa for Milk Production. Bulletin 327. Wooster, Ohio: Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, July 1918. 36 pp.

*Coburn, F. D. The Book of Alfalfa. New York: Orange Judd, 1907. 344 pp.

“Cover Crops as Miracle Workers,” Sunset Magazine, October 1989: 196-D.

Dawling, Pam.  “Get Help From Cover Crops This Winter.”  Growing For Market.  Sept. 2009. Pp. 9-12. 

Dickinson’s Alfalfa Facts: Useful Guide for Growing Alfalfa. Chicago: Albert Dickinson Co., 1913. 48 pp.

Duggar, John. Southern Forage Crops. New York: Macmillan, 1925. 283 pp.

Evans, Ianto. A Gardener’s Guide to Fava Beans. Eugene, OR: Fava Project/Gardeners Guide (549 Van Buren St.), 1992–1999. 58 pp.

Foster, Steven. “Comfrey—A Fading Romance.” The Herbal Companion, February/March 1992: 50–55.

Fussell, Betty. The Story of Corn. Albuquerque, NM: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1992. 356 pp.

Grain Sorghum Date of Planting and Spacing Experiments. College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1931. 71 pp.

Graves, Walter. Legumes, Inoculation and Nitrogen Fixation: Understanding the Relationship. San Diego: Cooperative Extension (University of California, Bldg. 4, 5555 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123), July 1986.

Graves, Walter L., William A. Williams, and Craig D. Thomsen. Berseem Clover: A Winter Annual Forage for California Agriculture. Oakland, CA: Publication 21536, University of California Communication Services—Publications, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor), 1996. 12 pp.

Henry, W. A. Feeds and Feeding:  A Hand-Book for the Student and Stockman. Madison, WI: Published by the author, 1910. 613 pp.

Hills, Lawrence D. Comfrey. New York: Universe, 1976. 253 pp.

___.  Fertility Without Fertilizers; A Basic Approach to Organic Gardening.  New York, NY: University Books (381 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016), 1977.  131 pp.

Hitchcock, A. S. Rape as a Forage Crop. Farmers’ Bulletin No. 164. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers’ Bulletin No. 164, Government Printing Office, 1903. 16 pp.

Hodgson, Harlow J. “Forage Crops.” Scientific American, February 1976: 60–75.

Hughes, H. D., Maurice E. Heath, and Darrel Metcalfe. Forages. Ames, IA: Iowa State College Press, 1951. 724 pp.

Hunter, Peter J. P. Hunter’s Guide to Grasses, Clovers, and Weeds. Chester, England: James Hunter, 1970. 80 pp.

Jeavons, John, and Bill Bruneau. “Green Manure Crops.” Mother Earth News, September/October 1986: 42–45.

Kinsey, Neal.  “Evaluating the Use of Good Compost, Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Harm.”  Acres U.S.A. Nov. 2009.  Pp. 20-22.

Knowles, Paul F., and Milton D. Miller. Safflower. Circular 532. Davis, CA: California Agricultural Extension Services, 1965. 51 pp.

Koepf, Herbert H., Scott M. Schreiber, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Forage Based Farming, Manure Handling and Farm Composting. Bulletin No. 4. East Troy, WI: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (W2493 County Rd. ES, East Troy, WI 53120), 1993. 48 pp.

Kuepper, George. Sweet Sorghum—Production and Processing. Poteau, OK: Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 1994. 95 pp.

“La Révolution du Bois Raméal Fragmenté,” Les Quatre Saisons, Mars/Avril 2006, Pp. 28-29.

Lewis, Rebecca, et al. Making Pastures Produce. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1980. 43 pp.

Lowenfels, Jeff.  “Identifying Compost Biology, Soil Science for the Independent Farmer.”  Acres U.S.A. Nov. 2009.  Pp. 16-18.

The Management of Napier Grass. Zero Grazing Series Vol. 3. Nairobi, Kenya: Ministry of Livestock Development, National Dairy Development Project (P.O. Box 34188, Nairobi, Kenya). 18 pp.

Managing Cover Crops Profitably. Beltsville, MD: Sustainable Agriculture Network, 1998. 212 pp.

McLeod, Edwin. Feed the Soil. Graton, CA: Organic Agriculture Research Institute, 1982. 209 pp.

Mitchell, Mukti.  “Climate-Friendly Farming; The New Approach of ‘Rich-Soil’ Farming Reveals That Correctly Managed Agriculture Could Help Us to Turn Back The Carbon Clock.”  Resurgence.  Nov/Dec 2009.  

Monegat, Claudino. Plantas de Cobertura del Suelo.  Chapecó: CIDICCO (Apartado Postal 4443, Tegucigalpa MDC Honduras, CA), 1991. 330 pp.

*Morrison, Frank B. Feeds and Feeding, 22nd ed. Ithaca, NY: Morrison, 1957. 1,165 pp.

*Murphy, Bill. Greener Pastures on Your Side of the Fence: Better Farming with Voisin Grazing Management. Colchester, VT: Arriba, 1991. 298 pp.  Grow up to three times the fodder with the Voisin approach.

Orloff, Steve B., and Harry L. Carlson, eds. Intermountain Alfalfa Management. Oakland, CA: Publication 3366, University of California Communication Services—Publications, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA), 1997. 138 pp.

Paterson, William G.R., ed. Farm Crops. Vol. 3, Pastures and Hay. London, England: The Gresham Publishing Co., 1925. 307 pp.

Pleasant, Barbara.  “Improve Your Soil With Cover Crops; Here’s What You Need to Know to Take Advantage of this Traditional Technique to Solar-Charge Your Soil.”  Mother Earth News.  Oct/Nov 2009.  Pp. 70-73.

Pleasant, Barbara, and Deborah l. Martin.  The Complete Compost Gardening Guide.   Storey Publishing: North Adams, MA (210 MASS MoCa Way. 01247).  2008.  319 pp. 

Piper, Charles V. Forage Plants and Their Culture. New York: Macmillan, 1924. 671 pp.
Rather, Howard C. Field Crops. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1942. 454 pp.

Sagastume, Norman, ed., et al.  Experiencias sobre cultivos de cobertura y abonos verdes. CIDICCO (Apartado Postal 4443, Tegucigalpa MDC, Honduras, CA), et al, 1997.  131 pp.

Sarrantonio, Marianne. Soil-Improving Legumes, Methodologies for Screening. Kutztown, PA: Rodale Institute, 1991. 312 pp.

Schmid, Otto, et al. Green Manuring, Principles and Practice. Mt. Vernon, ME: Woods End Agricultural Institute (RFD 1, Box 4040, Mt. Vernon, ME 04357), 1984. 50 pp.

Shaw, Thomas. Clovers and How to Grow Them. New York: Orange Judd, 1922. 349 pp.

Sheaffer, Craig, et al. Forage Legumes: Clovers, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cicer Milkvetch, Crownvetch, Sainfoin, and Alfalfa. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, 1993. 40 pp.

*Shurtleff, William, and Akiko Aoyagi. The Book of Kudzu: A Culinary and Healing Guide. Wayne, NJ: Avery, 1985. 102 pp.

Smith, Sally. Comfrey for Gardeners. Coventry, England: Henry Doubleday Research Association Publishing, 2003. 16 pp.

*Snook, Laurence C. Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne): High Production Fodder Crop. Shepparton, New Zealand: Night Owl, 1986. 102 pp. Temperate “living terracing” crop.

Solomon, Susan, NOAA, Oliver Uberti, NG Staff.  “The Carbon Bathtub.”  National Geographic Magazine.  P. 27.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1126, Sudan Grass. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940. 24 pp.  For temperate regions.

———. Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1539, High-Grade Alfalfa Hay. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1939. 29 pp.

———. Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1731, Alfalfa Varieties in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940. 13 pp.

———. Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1770, High-Grade Timothy and Clover Hay. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937. 16 pp.

———. Technical Bulletin No. 352, Sudan Grass as Hay, Silage, and Pasture for Dairy Cattle. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933. 28 pp.

———. Technical Bulletin No. 506, Identification, History, and Distribution of Common Sorghum Varieties. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936. 102 pp.

Vinall, H. N., J. C. Stephens, and J. H. Martin. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 506. Identification, History, and Distribution of Common Sorghum Varieties. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, July 1936.

*Voisin, Andre. Better Grassland Sward. London: Crosby Lockwood & Son (26 Old Brompton Rd., London SW7, England), 1960. 340 pp. A unique approach to greatly increased fodder production. IL

*———. Grass Productivity. New York: Philosophical Library (15 E. 40th St., New York, NY 10016), 1959. 353 pp. IL
“Votre Compost: Mûr ou Demi-mûr?” Les Quatre Saisons, Mars/Avril 2006.  Pp. 40-43.

Willis, Harold. How to Grow Great Alfalfa. Madison, WI: A-R Editions, 1983. 42 pp.

Wright, Julia.  “Cuba’s Low Carbon Food System; Living With It.”  Clean Slate.  2010.  Pp. 20-21.

Wrightson, John. Fallow and Fodder Crops. London: Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1989. 276 pp.

Composting

Alther, Richard, and Richard O. Raymond. Improving Garden Soil with Green Manures. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way, 1974. 44 pp. Contains a good 2-page chart.

Brinton, William F., Jr. Earth, Plant and Compost. San Francisco: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 2002. 73 pp.

_____. “Sustainability of Modern Composting: Intensification Versus Costs & Quality.” Biodynamics, 1997.
Cox, Jeff. “What You Should Know about Nitrogen.” Organic Gardening and Farming, June 1972: 69–94. See also insert on page 68.

Damon, Gretchen. “From Organic Matter to Gray Matter.” BackHome Magazine May/June 2003: 14–15.
Golueke, Clarence G. Composting: A Study of the Process and Its Principles. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1972. 110 pp. For those with an advanced interest.

*“Is Too Much Compost Harmful?” in The Complete Book of Composting. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1960: 386–392. BL

Martin, Deborah L., and Grace Gershuny, eds. The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992. 278 pp.

Noyes, Nick.  Easy Composters You Can Build.  Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1995.  32 pp.

Seymore, John.  Forgotten Household Crafts.  New York, NY: DK Publishing (375 Hudson St.. New York, NY 10004) 2007.  256 pp.

Urban Home Composting, Rodent-Resistant Bins, and Environmental Health Standards. Vancouver, Canada: City Farmer, Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture (318 Homer St., Ste. 801, Vancouver, BC V6B 2V3, Canada), 1991. 36 pp.

Container Gardening

Burke, Ken, ed. Container Gardening. Mount Vernon, VA: The American Horticultural Society, 1974. 144 pp.
Franklin, Candace Conard, ed. Growing Plants in Containers: Indoors & Out. Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, 1976. 96 pp.

Guerra, Michael.  The Edible Container Garden: Fresh Food From Tiny Spaces.  London: Gaia Books (2-4 Heron Quays, London, E14 4JP), 2005.  158 pp.

Jones, Chris.  Quick and Easy Indoor Topiary, Crafting and Decorating with Nature.  Pownel, VT: Storey Books (Schoolhouse Rd. Pownel, VT 05261), 1998.  128 pp.

McGee, Rose Marie Nichols, and Maggie Stuckey. The Bountiful Container. New York: Workman, 2002. 432 pp.

*Newcomb, Duane. The Apartment Farmer: The Hassle-Free Way to Grow Vegetables Indoors, on Balconies, Patios, Roofs, and in Small Yards. New York: Avon Books, 1976. 154 pp. Excellent. BL

Nichols-McGee, Rose Marie and Maggie Stuckey.  The Bountiful Container; Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Edible Flowers.  New York, NY: Workman Publishing Co., Inc. (225 Varick St., New York, NY 10014), 2002.  432 pp.

Staff of Sunset Books. Gardening in Containers. Menlo Park, CA: Lane Book Co., 1959. 112 pp.

Stevens, Elaine. The Creative Container Gardener. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1995. 216 pp.

Wiseman, Ann Sayre.  The Best of Making Things; A Handbook of Creative Discovery.  Blodgett, OR: Hand Print Press (P.O. Box 576, Blodgett, OR 97326), 1997.  159 pp.

Cookbooks

Adams, Margaret Byrd. American Wood Heat Cookery. Seattle, WA: Pacific Search Press, 1984. 250 pp.

Brotman, Juliano, with Erika Lenkert. Raw: The Uncook Book. New York: Harper Collins, 1999. 288 pp.

Brown, Edward Espe. The Tassajara Bread Book. Boston: Shambhala Books, 1986. 146 pp.

Callahan, Genevieve A.  Sunset All-Western Cookbook.  San Francisco, CA: Lane Publishing Co., 1936.  216 pp.

Costenbader, Carol W. Mustards, Ketchups and Vinegars. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 96 pp.

Courter, Gay. The Beansprout Book. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973. 96 pp.

Creasy, Rosalind.  Recipes From The Garden.  North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing (364 Innovation Dr., 05759) 2008.  208 pp.

Crowhurst, Adrienne. The Weed Cookbook. New Jersey: Lancer Books, 1973. 198 pp.

———. The Flower Cookbook. New York: Lancer Books, 1973. 198 pp.

Diamond, Marilyn. The American Vegetarian Cookbook. New York: Warner Books, 1990. 422 pp.

Fabricant, Florence. Elizabeth Berry’s Great Bean Book. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1999. 129 pp.

Gerras, Charles, ed. Rodale’s Basic Natural Foods Cookbook. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. 899 pp.

Graf, Emma. Cooking with Grains. Stroud, UK: InterActions, 1996. 128 pp.

Gosselin, Maggie, Sarah Klien, Jessica Prentice.  The Local Foods Wheel, San Francisco Bay Area Seasonality Reference.  Copyright 2006. 

Greene, Bert. The Grains Cookbook. New York: Workman, 1988. 410 pp.

Hagler, Louise, and Dorothy R. Bates. The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Co., 1978. 219 pp.

———. The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Co., 1988. 219 pp.

Hall, Dede.  The Starving Students Vegetarian Cookbook, Over 150 Recipes for Quick, Cheap and Delicious Meals.  New York, NY: Warner Books (1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020), July 2001.  184 pp.

Haynes, Linda. The Vegetarian Lunchbasket. Willow Springs, MO: Nucleus Publications, 1990. 198 pp.

Hertzberg, Jeff, Zoe Francois.  “Healthy No-Knead Bread Recipes.”  Mother Earth News.  Dec/Jan 2009/2010.  Pp. 36-41.

Hewitt, Jean. The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook. New York: Avon Books, 1971. 434 pp.

Homemade Olive Oil. Leaflet #2789. University of California: Division of Agricultural Sciences, 1977.
Hurd, Frank J. Ten Talents. Collegedale, TN: College Press, 1985. 368 pp.

Jason, Dan. The Whole Organic Food Book. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Raincoast Books, 2000. 244 pp.

Jason, Dan, and Paul Ingraham. Salt Spring Seeds Garlic Book. Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada: Lightning Press, 1996. 87 pp.

Katz, Sandor Ellix. Wild Fermentation. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2004. 187 pp.

*Katzen, Mollie. The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1982. 320 pp.

———. The Moosewood Cookbook. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1977. 240 pp. Tasty recipes for lots of fresh vegetables.

———. Still Life with Menu. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1988. 350 pp.

Klein, Donna. The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. New York: HP Books, 2001.  251 pp.

Kramer, Sarah. La Dolce Vegan!  Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press (200-341 Water St Vancouver B.C. Canada V6B 1B8), 2005.  334 pp.

McCarty, Meredith. Fresh: From a Vegetarian Kitchen. Eureka, CA: Turning Point Publications, 1989. Unique cookbook of vegetarian whole foods.

*McDougall, John A. and Mary A. The McDougall Plan. Clinton, NJ: New Win (P.O. Box 5159, Clinton, NJ 08809), 1983. 340 pp.

Meyerowitz, Steve.  Sproutman, Sprout Chart, One Week From Seed to Salad.  For more Info: www.Sproutman.com.

Moosewood Staff. New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1987. 302 pp.
*Morash, Marian. The Victory Garden Cookbook. New York: Knopf, 1982. 374 pp. IL

Munroe, Esther. Sprouts to Grow and Eat. Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1974. 119 pp.

Nearing, Helen. Simple Food for the Good Life. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1999. 309 pp.

Pickarski, Ron. Friendly Foods. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1991. 277 pp.

Proulx, Annie, and Lew Nichols. Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1997. 219 pp.

Robertson, Laurel, et al. The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book. New York: Random House, 1984. 447 pp. BL

*———. New Laurel’s Kitchen. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1986. 512 pp. BL

Rodriquez, Barbara. “Pickles.” Organic Gardening, August/September 2004: 26–29.

Saltzman, Joanne. Amazing Grains: Creating Vegetarian Main Dishes with Whole Grains. Novato, CA: New World Library (14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94948), 1990. 202 pp.

Santa Clara County Planned Parenthood. Zucchini Cookbook. Santa Cruz, CA: Planned Parenthood (421 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060), 1974.

*Sass, Lorna J. Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen. New York: William Morrow, 1992. 492 pp.

Shurtleff, William, and Akiko Aoyagi. The Book of Miso. New York: Ballantine Books, 1976. 618 pp.

_____. The Book of Tempeh, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1979. 173 pp.

Sibbett, G. Steven, and Joseph Connell. Producing Olive Oil in California. Butte & Tulare Co. Farm Advisors, 1991. 19 pp.

Simmons, Paula. Zucchini Cookbook. Seattle, WA: Pacific Search, 1974. 127 pp.

Stacey, Jenny. Cookshelf Vegetarian. Bath, UK: Paragon Publishing, 2000. 255 pp.

Stepaniak, Joanne. The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Co., 1997. 143 pp.

Stowe, Sally and Martin. The Brilliant Bean. New York: Bantam, 1988. 276 pp.

Tucker, Eric, Bruce Enloe, and Amy Pearce. The Artful Vegan. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2003. 232 pp.

*Turner, Kristina. The Self Healing Cookbook, 4th ed. Vashon Island, WA: Earthtones Press (P.O. Box 411, Vashon Island, WA 98070), 1989. Excellent, simple introduction to natural foods cooking and healing.

Wagner, Lindsey, and Ariane Spade. The High Road to Health. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. 287 pp.
Wasserman, Debra. Simply Vegan: Quick Vegetarian Meals. Baltimore: The Vegetarian Resource Group (P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203), 1991. 224 pp.

Waters, Alice. Chez Panisse Vegetables. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996. 344 pp.

Wenniger, Mary Ann.  The Best-Ever Wheat-and-Gluten-Free Baking Book; over 200 Recipes for Muffins, Cookies, Bread, and More.  Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press (100 Cummings Center Suite 406-L Beverly, MA 01915), 2005.  285 pp.

Wing, Daniel, and Alan Scott. The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1999. 253 pp.

Wittenberg, Margaret M.  New Good Food, Shopper’s Pocket Guide to Organic, Sustainable, and Seasonal Whole Foods.  Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2007.  172 pp.

Woodruff, Sandra. Secrets of Fat-Free Baking. Garden City Park, NY: Avery, 1994. 232 pp.

Ziedrich, Linda.  The Joy of Pickling, 200 Flavor-Packed Recipes for All Kinds of Produce from Garden or Market.  Boston, MA: The Harvard Common Press (535 Albany St. Boston, MA 02118), 1998.  382 pp.

 

Crafts

Bay Laurel, Alicia. Living on the Earth. Berkeley, CA: Bookworks (2010 Seventh St, Berkeley, CA), 1970. 193 pp.

Bliss, Anne. North American Dye Plants. Boulder, CO: Juniper House, 1986. 288 pp.

Braren, Ken & Roger Griffith. HomeMade. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way Publishing, 1977. 176 pp.

Buchanan, Rita. A Dyer’s Garden: From Plant to Pot, Growing Dyes for Natural Fibers. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1995. 112 pp.

Cary, Mara. Useful Baskets. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 132 pp.

Daugherty, Robin Taylor. Splint-woven Basketry. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1986. 160 pp.

Denzer, Kiko.  Dig Your Hands in the Dirt! A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth.  Blodgett, OR: Hand Print Press (P.O. Box 576, Blodgett, OR 97326), 2005.  127 pp.

Dyer, Anne, Lettice Sandford, and Zena Edwards. Country Crafts. London: Book Club Associates, 1979. 133 pp.

Editors of the American Agriculturist. Broom-Corn and Brooms. New York: Orange Judd, 1906. 59 pp.

Hiebert, Helen.  The Papermaker’s Companion. The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper.  North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing (210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247), 2000.  219 pp.

———.  Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds.  North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing.  2006.  107 pp.

———. Papermaking with Plants. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 107 pp.

Jenkins, J. Geraint. Traditional Country Craftsmen. Boston, MA: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. 253 pp.

———. Traditional Country Craftsmen. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1965. 236 pp.

Jensen, Elizabeth. Baskets from Nature’s Bounty. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1991. 197 pp.

Keville, Kathi. “Soap—What It Is and How to Make It.” Vegetarian Times/Well-Being Magazine, 1981, No. 52.
———. “How to Make Tooth Powder, Toothpaste and Mouthwash.” Vegetarian Times/Well-Being
Magazine, 1981, No. 53.

Langsner, Drew. Country Woodcraft. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. 304 pp.

———. Green Woodworking. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1995. 176 pp.

Langsner, Drew and Louise. Handmade. New York: Harmony Books, 1974. 192 pp.

Long, Jim. Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates and Fences. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 155 pp.

Mack, Daniel. Making Rustic Furniture. New York: Sterling, 1992. 160 pp.

McCormick, Dale. Against the Grain; A Carpentry Manual for Women. Iowa City: Iowa City Women’s Press (529 Gilbert St, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240), 1977. 258 pp.

McCormick, David.  “Crafting a Bittersweet Chair.”  Back Home Magazine.  Nov./Dec. 2008.  Pp. 44-45.

Montgomery, David. Native American Crafts & Skills. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2000. 215 pp.

Newsholme, Christopher. Willows: The Genus Salix. London: B. T. Batsford (4 Fitzhardinge St., London W1H OAH, England), 1992. 224 pp.

Oppenheimer, Betty. The Candlemaker’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1997. 169 pp.

———. Gifts for Herb Lovers. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1997. 123 pp.

Owens-Celli, Morgyn Geoffry. The Book of Wheat Weaving and Straw Craft. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997. 143 pp.

Richards, Llynne, and Ronald J. Tyrl. Dyes from American Native Plants: A Practical Guide. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005. 339 pp.

Rudge, Geraldine. Garden Crafts: A Practical Guide to Creating Hand-Crafted Features for Your Garden. New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. 144 pp.

Ruoff, Abby. Making Twig Furniture. Roberts, WA: Hartley & Marks Publishers, 1991. 243 pp.

Seymour, John. The Forgotten Crafts: A Practical Guide to Traditional Skills. New York: Random House, 1984. 192 pp.

Stiles, David and Jeanie. Garden Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 155 pp.

Tabor, Raymond. Traditional Woodland Crafts. 583 Fulham Road, London SW6 5BY, UK, 1997. 160 pp.

Tod, Osma Gallinger. Earth Basketry. New York: Crown Publishers, 1972. 169 pp.

Van Straten, Trudy. Indigo, Madder, and Marigold—A Portfolio of Colors from Natural Dyes. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1993. 127 pp.

Verdet-Fierz, Bernard and Regula. Willow Basketry. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1993. 355 pp.

White, Elaine C. Super Formulas Arts and Crafts. Brandon, MS: Quail Ridge Press (P.O. Box 1223, Brandon, MS), 1993. 114 pp.

Woodwork Magazine. 42 Digital Dr., #5, Novato, CA 94949.




D

Development

*Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities, 11th ed. Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 2005. 116 pp. BL

Amigos Handbook. Houston, TX: Amigos de las Americas (5618 Star Lane, Houston, TX 77057), 1970s.

Arbab, Farzam. Rural University: Learning about Education and Development. Ottawa, Canada: International Development Research Center (Box 8500, Ottawa, Canada), 1984. 71 pp.

Bradfield, D. J. Guide to Extension Training. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1966. 176 pp.

*Bunch, Roland. Two Ears of Corn: A Guide to People-Centered Agricultural Improvement. Oklahoma City: World Neighbors (5116 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73112), 1982. 251 pp. BL

Clark, Colin, and Margaret Haswell. The Economics of Subsistence Agriculture. Glasgow, UK: The University Press, 1970. 267 pp.

*Darrow, Ken, et al. Trans-Cultural Study Guide. Stanford, CA: Volunteers in Asia (Box 4543, Stanford, CA 94305), 1981. 155 pp. BL

*Edwards, Michael. Arriving Where We Started. London: Voluntary Service Overseas (9 Belgrave Square, London, England), 1983. 208 pp. BL

*Fantini, Alvino E., ed. Cross-Cultural Orientation. Brattleboro, VT: The Experiment in International Living (P.O. Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05301), 1984. 115 pp. BL

Gliessman, Stephen, and Robert Grantham. “Agroecology: Reshaping Agricultural Development,” in Suzanne Head and Robert Heinzman, eds., Lessons of the Rainforest, Sierra Club Books, 1990, 196–207 and 266.

IMSS. Catálogo de actividades de acción comunitaria. Mexico City, Mexico: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (Paseo de la Reforma 476, D.F. C.P. 0600, Mexico), 1984. 386 pp.

Kohr, Leopold. Development Without Aid: The Translucent Society. New York: Schocken, 1973. 226 pp.

Pradervand, Pierre. Listening to Africa: Developing Africa from the Grassroots. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1989. 229 pp.

Roberts, Glyn. Handbook for Development Workers Overseas. Alverstoke, Hampshire, UK: The Alver Press, 1978. 43 pp.

Rosset, Peter, and Medea Benjamin, eds. The Greening of the Revolution: Cuba’s Experiment with Organic Agriculture. San Francisco: Global Exchange (2017 Mission St., Rm. 303, San Francisco, CA 94110), 1995.

Sachs, Wolfgang, ed. The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Know­ledge as Power. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Zed Books, 1992. 306 pp.

Seymour, John. La Vida en al Campo y e Horticultur Autosuficiente. Barcelona: Libro Blume, 1976. 256 pp.

Slider, Ronald J. Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1980. 249 pp.

Smith, Marney. Growing Your Own Food. Westport, CT: Save the Children Federation (48 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880), 1980. 35 pp.

Toledo, Victor Manuel. Ecologia y Autosuficiencia Alimentaria. Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Colombia: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 1985. 118 pp.

United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report—1990. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. 189 pp.

———. Sustainable Human Development and Agriculture. New York: UNDP Bureau for Program Policy and Evaluation, 1994. 92 pp.

*van den Bor, Wout. The Art of Beginning. Pudoc, Wageningen, Netherlands: Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation, 1983. 174 pp. BL

*Wade, Isabel. City Food: Crop Selection in Third World Cities. San Francisco: Urban Resource Systems (783 Buena Vista W., San Francisco, CA 94117), 1986. 54 pp.

Wiseman, Ann Sayre.  The Best of Making Things; A Handbook of Creative Discovery.  Blodgett, OR: Hand Print Press (P.O. Box 576, Blodgett, OR 97326), 1997.  159 pp.

Warner, Keith Douglas.  Agroecology in Action, Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  2007.  273 pp. 

*“Wasteful North,” World View Magazine, Spring 1992: 17.

Weisman, Alan. Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1998. 227 pp.

Winblad, Uno. The Productive Homestead: A Report of a Study Tour. Stockholm: Winblad Konsult AB (Pataholm 5503, 384 92 ALEM, Sweden), 1992. 16 pp. World Neighbors. Oklahoma City: World Neighbors (54127 NW 122 St., Oklahoma City, OK 73120-8869).



E

Education

Bear, John B., and Mariah P. Bear. Bears’ Guide to Earning Degrees Nontraditionally. El Cerrito, CA: Degree.net Books, 1999. 410 pp.

Bolles, Richard Nelson. The What Color Is Your Parachute Workbook. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1998. 47 pp.

Chavez-Tafur, Jorge, with Karen Hampson, Anita Ingevall, and Rik Thijssen.  Learning from Experience, A Manual for Organizing, Analysing and Documenting Field Based Information.  The Netherlands: ILEIA, Center for Information (P.O. Box 2067, 3800 CB Amersfoort, The Netherlands), 2007.  47 pp.

Gale, Greg.  Growing Together. A guide for building inspired, diverse, and productive youth communities.  Lincoln and Roxbury MA: The Food Project, Inc. (P. O. Box 705 Lincoln, MA 01773), 2000.  238 pp.

Gates, Jane Potter. Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture, 3rd ed. Beltsville, MD: Alternative Farming Systems, 1990. 15 pp.

Glaser, Aviva and Michele Roberts. “School Lunches Go Organic.” Pesticides and You, Vol. 26 No. 1, Spring 2006.  9-10.

Moore, Deborah, Adela Karliner ed.  The Little Green Schoolhouse; Thinking Big About Ecological Sustainability, Children’s Environmental Health and K-12 Education in the USA.  The Green Schools Initiative www.greenschools.net.  Feb. 2005.  36 pp.

Pratt, Mary.  Practical Science for Gardeners.   Timber Press (The Haseltine Buiding 133 S.W. Second Avenue, Suite 450 Portland, Oregon), 2005.  175 pp. 

Ruddy, Vanessa. “Local Mom Organizes for Organic School Lunches,” Pesticides and You, Vol. 26 No. 1, Spring 2006. Pp.11-12.

Stone, Michael.  Smart By Nature; Schooling for Sustainability.  Healdsburg, CA: Watershed Media (513 Brown Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448), 2009.  214 pp.

Wilder, Tamara.  Ancient Living Skills School Programs and Demonstrations.  Paleo Technics-Arts & Technologies of Early Peoples (P.O. Box 876 Boonville, CA 95415. Ph: 707-391-8683).  www.paleotechnics.com

UCSC. Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening. Santa Cruz, CA: CASFS. 2003.

Energy

Balish, Chris. How to Live Well Without a Car. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2006. 209 pp.

Barbour, Erwin Hinkley. The Homemade Windmills of Nebraska. Occidental, CA: The Farallones Institute (Reprint from the Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin of 1899), 1976. 78 pp.

Bener, Martin H. “Energy in Agriculture: Lessons from the Sunshine Project.” The Land Institute Journal, July 2003.
Box, Dan, et al. “The End of Cheap Oil: The Consequences.” The Ecologist, October 2005: 46–53.

Bryden, Dr. Mark, et. al.  Designing Improved Wood Burning Stoves.  Cottage Grove, OR: Aprovecho Research Center (80574 Hazelton Rd. Cottage Grove, OR 97424), 56 pp.

*Bucklin-Sporer, Arden, Rachel Kathleen Pringle.  How to Grow a School Garden; A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers.  Portland, OR: Timber Press, Inc. (The Haseltine Building 133 S.W. 2nd Ave., Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204-3527), 2010.  223 pp.

Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology. Energy Stories. Washington, DC: Crest, 1999. CD-ROM.

Clark, Wilson. Energy for Survival. New York: Anchor Doubleday, 1974. 652 pp.

———. “U.S. Agriculture Is Growing Trouble as Well as Crops.” Smithsonian, January 1975. BL

Dazhong, W., and D. Pimentel. “Energy Flow through an Organic Agroecosystem in China.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment Vol. 11, 1984, 145–160.

———. “Energy Use in Crop Systems in Northeastern China,” in Food and Energy Resources, D. Pimentel and C. W. Hall, eds. New York: Academic Press, 1984: 91–120.

Dean, Tamara.  The Human-Powered Home; Choosing Muscles Over Motors.  Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2008.  261 pp.

Energy Primer. Menlo Park, CA: Portola Institute, 1974. 200 pp.

Energy Primer: Updated and Revised. Menlo Park, CA: Delta, 1978. 256 pp.

Evans, Ianto, Leslie Jackson.  Rocket Mass Heaters; Superefficient Woodstoves You Can Build (and Snuggle Up To).  Coquille, OR: A Cob Cottage Company Publication (Box 942 Coquille, OR 97423), 2006.  100 pp.

Gardener, Gary.  “Power to the Pedals. After Decades of Trial and Error, The Ingredients For Robust Urban Cycling Cultures Are Becoming Clear.”  World Watch.  July/August 2010.  Pp. 6-11.

Gipe, Paul.  Wind Energy Basics; A guide to Small Micro Wind Systems.  White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 1999.  122 pp.

Greene, Patricia.  “Free Hot Water From Your Wood Cookstove.”  Countryside & Small Stock Journal.  Jan/Feb 2010.  Pp. 37-38.

Hemenway, Toby. “Cities, Peak Oil, and Sustainability.” Urban Permaculture, November 2005: 5–8.

Kunstler, James Howard. “Global Oil Production Peak.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2005: 17–19.

MacPherson, George. Home-Grown Energy from Short-Rotation Coppice. Ipswich, UK: Farming Press, 1995. 214 pp.

McAuliffe, Kate and Larry.  “Practical Home Energy Descent; A Personal Story.”  Energy Descent.  Nov. 2009.  Pp. 3-6.

Morrison, Cheryl.  “Woodstove Cookery; Cooking on a Woodstove Takes Practice and Patience, but the Rewards are Priceless.”  Hobby Farm Home.  Nov/Dec 2009.  Pp. 16-23.

*Odum, Howard T. and Elisabeth C. Energy Basis for Man and Nature. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976. 297 pp. IL
“Oil Dependence,” The Ecologist, October 2005: 45.

*Perelman, Michael J. Efficiency and Agriculture. Chico, CA: Economics Department, Chico State College.

*———. “Farming with Nature.” Environment, Vol. 14, No. 8 (1972). BL

*———. “Farming with Petroleum.” Environment, October 1972: 8–13. BL

*Perelman, Michael J., and Kevin P. Shea. “The Big Farm.” Environment, December 1972: 10–15. BL

Pimentel, David, et al. “Energy and Land Constraints in Food Protein Production.” Science, Vol. 190 (November 1975): 754–761.

Pimentel, David, and E. Heichel. “Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Farming Systems,” in Soil Management for Sustainability, R. Lal and F. J. Pierce, eds. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society (7515 NE Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021), 1991: 113–123.

———. “Energy Flow in Agroecosystems,” in Agricultural Ecosystems: Unifying Concepts, R. Lawrance, et al., eds. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1984: 121–132.

———. “Energy Flow in the Food System,” in Food and Energy Resources, D. Pimentel and C. W. Hall, eds. New York: Academic Press, 1984: 1–24.

———. “Energy Use in Cereal Grain Production,” in Energy Use Management, Vol. 1, R. A. Fazzoare and C. B. Smith, eds. New York: Permagon Press, 1977: 759–767.

Pimentel, David, and E. C. Terhune. “Energy Use in Food Production.”

———. “Energy and Food.” Annual Review of Energy, 1977: 171–195.

Pimentel, David, Marcia H. Pimentel.  Food, Energy, and Society. Third Edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group. 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742).  2008.  380 pp.

Robishaw, Sue.  “Notes From The Northwoods: The Woodburning Cookstove.”  Countryside & Small Stock Journal.  Jan/Feb 2010.  Pp. 31-36.

Savinar, J. D. The Oil Age Is Over. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2004. 181 pp.

Solar Water Heater.  Mt. Rainier, MD: Volunteers in Technical Assistance, AVita Publication (3706 Rhode Island Ave. Mt Rainier, MD 20822), 1980.  48 pp.

Tarver-Wahquist, Sarah, Tracy Fernandez Rysavy.  Corn Ethanol Isn’t the Answer, A Co-op America Exposé.  Co-op America Quarterly.  Number 72.  2007.  4 pp.

Watson, Donald, ed. The Energy Design Handbook. Washington DC: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1993. 516 pp.

Wolf, Ray.  Rodale Plans: Solar Growing Frame, Grows Fresh Vegetables Year Round, Using Only Solar Energy.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press (33 East Minor St. Emmaus, PA 18049), 1980.  80 pp.

 

 

F

Farming

Ableman, Michael. On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. 144 pp.

Ableman, Michael.  Fields of Plenty; A Farmer’s Journey in Search of Real Food and the People Who Grow it.  San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books LLC (85 2nd St. San Francisco, CA 94105), 2005.  255 pp.

Ashley, John. Food Crops and Drought. London and Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan Education, 1999. 133 pp.

Bailey, L. H. Principles of Agriculture. New York: Macmillan, 1909. 336 pp.

*Bromfield, Louis. Malabar Farm. New York: Ballantine Books, 1970. 470 pp.

Cocannouer, Joseph A. Farming with Nature. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954. 147 pp.

Cox, Joseph F., and Lyman Jackson. Field Crops and Land Use. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1942. 473 pp.

Dorf, P. Liberty Hyde Bailey: An Informal Biography. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1956. 257 pp.

“Down on the Farm.” NOVA #1106 (transcript). Boston: WGBH. 1984. 24 pp.

Ernst, Matt. “Picking at the Peak,” Organic Gardening, August/September 2004: 20–24.

“Facing the Farm Crisis.” The Ecologist, Special Supplement. June 2000. Gliessman, Stephen R., et al. Agro-ecology. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990. 380 pp.

Gregson, Bob and Bonnie. Rebirth of the Small Family Farm: A Handbook for Starting a Successful Organic Farm Based on the Community Supported Agriculture Concept. Vashon Island, WA: IMF Associates (P.O. Box 2542, Vashon Island, WA 98070), 1996. 63 pp.

Hainsworth, P. H. Agriculture—The Only Right Approach. Pauma Valley, CA: Bargyla and Gylver Rateaver, 1976. 238 pp.

Halweil, Brian. Home Grown: The Case for Local Food in a Global Market. Worldwatch Paper 163. Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, 2002. 83 pp.

Harmond, Paul, ed. The Farmstead Book. Seattle: Cloudburst, 1978. 258 pp.

Henderson, Elizabeth, Robyn Van En.  Sharing The Harvest; A Guide to Community-Supported Agriculture.  White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 1999.  254 pp.

Humphrey, Shirley, et al., eds. Small Farm Handbook. Oakland, CA: University of California, 1994. 170 pp.

Imhoff, Daniel. Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2003. 182 pp.

Kinsey, Neal. Hands-On Agronomy. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. (P.O. Box 91299, Austin, TX 78709), 1993. 352 pp.

Kral, David M., ed. Organic Farming: Current Technology and Its Role in a Sustainable Agriculture. American Society of Agronomy Special Publication Number 46. Madison, WI: ASA, 1984. 192 pp.

Proceedings of a symposium held in Atlanta, GA, November 29–December 3, 1981, sponsored by ASA and Soil Science Society of America.

Lampkin, Nicolas. Organic Farming. Ipswich, UK: Farming Press, 1998. 715 pp.

*Living the Good Life with Helen and Scott Nearing. Olney, PA: Bullfrog Films. Excellent film on Helen and Scott Nearing and their Forest Farm homestead in Vermont. Video. BL

Logsdon, Gene. The Contrary Farmer. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1994. 237 pp.

Lyson, Thomas A. Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community. Medford, MA: Tufts Univ. Press, 2004. 136 pp.

*Masumoto, David Mas. Harvest Son. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998. 302 pp.

Multiple Cropping Systems. Groenken, The Netherlands: AME Foundation, 1985. 19 pp.

Mutsaers, H. J. W., et al. A Field Guide for On-Farm Experimentation. Ibadan, Nigeria: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 1997. 235 pp.

Myase, Ann D. Sustainable Farming Systems: A Guide to the Transition. Davis, CA: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (1 Shields Ave., University of CA, Davis, CA), 1997. 81 pp.

Organic Farming in Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (P.O. Box 34972, Nairobi, Kenya) and CODEL, 1990. 80 pp.

Paterson, William G. R., ed. Farm Crops. Vol. 4, Miscellaneous Crops. London: The Gresham Publishing Co., 1925. 316 pp. Covers tobacco, buckwheat, mustard, hemp, flax, fruits and vegetables, and more.

Pesek, John, ed. Agronomy: Science in Action. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 1979. 40 pp.

Pettersson, B. D., and E. V. Wistinghausen. Organic, Biodynamic and Conventional Cropping Systems: A Long Term Comparison. Trans. William F. Brinton, Jr. Mt. Vernon, ME: Woods End Laboratory, 1988.

Pimentel, David. Agriculture and EcoTechnology. Ithaca, NY: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, 1989.

———. Agriculture, Technology, and Natural Resources. Ithaca, NY: Department of Entomology, Cornell University.

Poincelot, Raymond P. Toward a More Sustainable Agriculture. Westport, CT: AVI Publishing Company, 1986. 241 pp.

Pretty, Jules N. Regenerating Agriculture. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 1995. 320 pp.

Reijntjes, Coen, Bertus Haverkort, and Ann Waters-Bayer. Farming for the Future. Leusden, The Netherlands: ILEIA, 1992. 250 pp.

*Revelle, Roger. “The Resources Available for Agriculture.” Scientific American, September 1976: 165–176.

Robinson, Ed and Carolyn. The “Have-More” Plan—“A Little Land—A Lot of Living”: How to Make a Small Cash Income into the Best and Happiest Living Any Family Could Want. Pownal, VT: Garden Way Publishing, 1943, 1973. 70 pp.

Singles in Agriculture. P.O. Box 7, Pearl City, IL 61062.

Small Farm Today. 3903 W. Ridge Trail Road, Clark, MO 65243-9525. Magazine.

Soule, Judith D., and Jon K. Piper. Farming in Nature’s Image. Covelo, CA: Island Press, 1992. 286 pp.

Strange, Marty. Family Farming: A New Economic Vision. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1988. 311 pp.

Streeter, John Williams. The Fat of the Land. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1918. 406 pp.

The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SARE). Transitioning to Organic Production: Part 1. Introduction to Organic Farming. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Sustainable Agriculture Publications.

Sykes, Friend. Food, Farming and the Future. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1951. 293 pp.

———. Humus and the Farmer. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1949. 392 pp. Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, 601 West Nifong Boulevard, Suite 1D, Columbia, MO 65203. A nonprofit organization that conducts education, research, and market development in support of small farms. Also publishes a wide variety of topical crop papers.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Report and Recommendations on Organic Farming. Washington, DC: Office of Governmental and Public Affairs, USDA, 1980. 94 pp.

———. A Time to Act: A Report of the USDA National Commission on Small Farms. Washington, DC: USDA, 1998. 121 pp.

Walters, Charles, Jr., and C. J. Fenzau. Eco-Farm: An Acres U.S.A. Primer. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. (P.O. Box 91299, Austin, TX 78709), 1996. 447 pp.

Warren, G. F. Farm Management. New York: Macmillan, 1922. 590 pp.

Wilken, Gene C. Good Farmers. London: University of California Press, 1987. 302 pp.

Williams, Allan N., and Neville Graham. The Small Farmers’ Guide to Alternative Farming Techniques. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica: ACT Press, 1998. 61 pp.

Wittwer, Sylvan, et al. Feeding a Billion: Frontiers of Chinese Agriculture. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1987. 462 pp.

Wortman, Sterling. “Food and Agriculture.” Scientific American, September 1976: 31–39.

Zimmer, Gary F. The Biological Farmer. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 2000. 352 pp.

Fertilizer

American Society of Agronomy. The Role of Phosphorus in Agriculture. Madison, WI: ASA, 1980. 910 pp.

Bunch, Roland. “Nutrient Quantity or Nutrient Access? A New Understanding of How to Maintain Soil Fertility in the Tropics.” ECHO Development Notes, January 2002: 1–7.

Chemical Periodic Table, Permachart. Concord, Canada: Papertech Marketing Group (163 Buttermill Ave., Unit 12, Concord, ON L4K 3X8, Canada), 1999. Helpful for better understanding of soil nutrient exchange.

Engelstad, Orvis P., ed. Nutrient Mobility in Soils: Accumulation and Losses. Madison, WI: Soil Science of America, Inc., 1970. 81 pp.

Griffin, J. M., et al. Growing and Gathering Your Own Fertilizers. Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1988. 140 pp. See Appendix D for information on night soil composting.

Ingham, Elaine R. “Brewing Compost Tea.” Kitchen Gardener, October/November 2000: 16–19.

Kilmer, V. J., et al., eds., The Role of Potassium in Agriculture. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Inc., 1968. 509 pp. Proceedings of a symposium held in Mussel Shoals, Alabama, June 18–19, 1968. Mengel, K., and E. A. Kirkby. Principles of Plant Nutrition.

Worblaufen-Bern, Switzerland: International Potash Institut, 1978. 593 pp.

Mortvedt, J. J., ed. Micronutrients in Agriculture. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, Inc., 1972. 666 pp.

Proceedings of a symposium held in Mussel Shoals, Alabama, April 20–22, 1971.

Munson, Robert D., ed. Potassium in Agriculture. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Inc., 1985. 1223 pp. Proceedings of an international symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 7–10, 1985.

National Academy of Sciences. Accumulation of Nitrate. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1972. 106 pp.

The New Farm Staff, eds. The Farmer’s Fertilizer Handbook. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Institute, 1986. 208 pp.
Norman, Cynthia, “Dung Ho.” National Gardening, May 1987, 28–30.

Organic Soil Amendments and Fertilizers. Publications Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California (6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239), 1992. 36 pp.

Pettersson, B. D., and E. V. Wistinghausen. Effects of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Soils and Crops. Temple, ME: Woods End Agricultural Institute (Orchard Hill Rd., Temple, ME 04984), 1979. 44 pp. AL

* Potash and Phosphate Institute. “Phosphorus for Agriculture.” Better Crops with Plant Food, Spring 1978. Atlanta, GA: Potash & Phosphate Inst., 1978. 39 pp.

Shirley, Christopher, and The New Farm Staff, eds. What Really Happens When You Cut Chemicals? Emmaus, PA: Rodale Institute, 1993. 156 pp.

Smith, Edward G., et al. Impacts of Chemical Use Reduction on Crop Yields and Costs. College Station, TX: Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M Univ. System, n.d. 103 pp.

Tandon, H. L. S. Fertilizer Management in Rainfed Dryland Agriculture—A Guidebook. New Delhi: Fertiliser Development and Consultation Organisation (204-204A Bhanot Corner, 1-2 Pamposh Enclave, New Delhi-110048, India), 1993. 103 pp.

Tisdale, Samuel L., and Werner L. Nelson. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. New York: Macmillan, 1956. 634 pp.
United States Salinity Laboratory Staff. Diagnosis and Improvement of Saline and Alkali Soils. Ag. Handbook No. 60, U.S. Dept. of Ag., 1969. 160 pp.

Van Slyke, Lucius. Fertilizers and Crop Production. New York: Orange Judd, 1932. 193 pp.

Fiber Crops

Baines, Patricia. Linen: Hand Spinning and Weaving. London: B. T. Batsford, 1989. 208 pp.

Buchanan, Rita. A Weaver’s Garden. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1987. 230 pp. IL

Chandler, Deborah. Learning to Weave. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1995.

Davidson, Marguerite Porter. A Handweaver’s Pattern Book. Swarthmore, PA: Marguerite P. Davison (P.O. Box 263, Swarthmore, PA 19081), 1944.

Dempsey, James M. Fiber Crops. Gainesville, FL: The University Presses of Florida, 1975. 457 pp.

Eaton, Frank M. “Early Defloration as a Method of Increasing Cotton Yields and the Relation of Fruitfulness to Fiber and Boll Characters.” Journal of Agricultural Research, April 15, 1931: 447–462.

Fryxell, Paul A. The Natural History of the Cotton Tribe. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press.

Jarman, Cyril. Plant Fibre Processing: A Handbook. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1998. 52 pp.

The Jefferson Institute. “Flax: A Crop from America’s Past with Renewed Potential.” Alternative Crop Guide. Columbia, MO: The Jefferson Institute, 2002.

Linder, Olive and Harry. Handspinning Flax. Phoenix, AZ: Bizarre Butterfly, 1986.

Myers, Dorothy, and Sue Stolton. Organic Cotton: From Field to Final Product. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999. 267 pp.

Flowers

Anderson, E. B., et al. The Oxford Book of Garden Flowers. New York: Oxford University Press, 1963. 207 pp.

Armitage, Allan M. Specialty Cut Flowers. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1995. 372 pp.

*Arnosky, Pamela and Frank. “Specialty Cut Flowers: How to Get Long Stems and High-Quality Flowers.” Growing for Market, September 1998: 15–17.

*———. We’re Gonna Be Rich!: Growing Specialty Cut Flowers for Market. Lawrence, KS: Fairplain Publications, 1999. 168 pp.

Arranging Cut Flowers. San Francisco: Ortho Books, 1985. 96 pp.

Babcock, Mary Reynolds. First Aid for Flowers. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1954. 55 pp.

Ball, Jeff. Rodale’s Flower Garden Problem Solver. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1990. 422 pp.

Black, Penny. The Book of Pressed Flowers. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. 120 pp. Excellent ideas, plants, and colors. Good information on tools, equipment, and how to press flowers.

Blamey, Marjorie. Flowers of the Countryside. New York: William Morrow, 1980. 224 pp.

Brennan Georgeanne, and Kathryn Kleinman. Flowerkeeping: The Time-Honored Art of Preserving Flowers. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1999. 142 pp.

*Byczynski, Lynn. The Flower Farmer. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1997. 208 pp.

*———. “Grow Flowers for Cash.” Mother Earth News, December/January 2003: 20–25.

Cavagnaro, David. “A Seed Saver’s Guide to Flowers.” National Gardening, August 1988: 39–45.

Christopher, Thomas. In Search of Lost Roses. New York: Summit Books, 1989.

Crockett, James Underwood. Annuals. New York: Time-Life Books, 1971. 176 pp.

———. Bulbs. New York: Time-Life Books, 1971. 160 pp.

———. Crockett’s Flower Garden. New York: Little, Brown, 1981. 311 pp.

———. Perennials. New York: Time-Life Books, 1972. 160 pp.

———. Roses. New York: Time-Life Books, 1971. 160 pp.

Curless, Chris. “Renovating a Perennial Bed: How to Give an Old Border a New Lease on Life.” Fine Gardening, Vol. 37.

Daar, Sheila. “Rose Diseases: New, Less Toxic Controls.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Winter/Spring 1985: 4–10.

DeWolf, Gordon P., Jr., et al. Taylor’s Guide to Bulbs. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 463 pp.

*Duthie, Pam. Continuous Bloom. Batavia, IL: Ball Publishing, 2000. 328 pp.

Easton, Valerie. “A Cutting Garden for All Seasons.” Fine Gardening, May/June 1998.

Evelegh, Tessa. Lavender: Practical Inspirations for Natural Gifts, Country Crafts and Decorative Displays. New York: Lorenz Books, 1996. 128 pp.

*Foster, Catharine O. Organic Flower Gardening. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1975. 305 pp. Excellent!

Gips, Kathleen M. Flora’s Dictionary: The Victorian Language of Herbs and Flowers. Chagrin Falls, OH: Village Herb Shop (26 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022), 1990. 199 pp.

Hatfield, Audrey W. Flowers to Know and Grow. New York: Scribner’s, 1950. 174 pp.

Hawks, Kim. “Starting Native Perennials from Seeds: Tips on Collection, Storage, and Germination.” Fine Gardening, July/August 1991.

Hillier, Malcolm. The Book of Fresh Flowers. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. 252 pp.

Hillier, Malcolm, et al. The Book of Dried Flowers. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. 192 pp.

Horn, Elizabeth L. Sierra Nevada Wildflowers. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press, 1998. 215 pp.

*Huxley, Anthony, ed. Garden Annuals and Bulbs. New York: Macmillan, 1971. 208 pp.

*———. Garden Perennials and Water Plants. New York: Macmillan, 1971. 216 pp.

Jacobs, Betty E. M. Flowers That Last Forever. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1988. 222 pp.

James, Theodore, Jr. The Potpourri Gardener. New York: Macmillan, 1990. 148 pp.

Karel, Leonard. Dried Flowers: From Antiquity to the Present. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1973.

*Kasperski, Victoria R. How to Make Cut Flowers Last. New York: William Morris, 1975. 191 pp. IL

Kramer, Jack. The Old-Fashioned Cutting Garden. New York: Macmillan, 1979. 160 pp.

Larson, Roy A., ed. Introduction to Floriculture. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1992. 636 pp.

*Lovejoy, Ann. The Year in Bloom. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 1987. 264 pp.

*MacNicol, Mary. Flower Cookery. New York: Collier Books, 1967. 262 pp.

*Madison, Mike. Growing Flowers for Market. Winters, CA: Yolo Press, 1998. 257 pp.

*Martin, Laura C. Wildflower Meadow Book: A Gardener’s Guide. Chester, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1990. 320 pp.

*Martin, Orin. An Organic Approach to Rose Selection and Care: Rose Primer. Santa Cruz, CA: Friends of UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, 2005. 40 pp.

Normand Eyre, Suzanne, ed. Sunset Western Garden Annual. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Publishing Corp., 2001. 416 pp. Growing flowers.

*Nowak, Joanna, and Ryszard M. Rudnicki. Postharvest Handling and Storage of Cut Flowers, Florist Greens, and Potted Plants. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1990. 210 pp. IL.

Paulson, Annie ed.  The National Wildflower Research Center’s Wildflower Handbook.  Austin, TX: Texas Monthly Press (2600 FM 973 North, Austin, TX 78725-4201), 1989.  337 pp.

Perennials (Eyewitness Garden Handbooks). New York: DK Publishing, 1996. 352 pp. A reference guide to more than 1,000 plants.

Phillips, Ellen, and C. Colston Burrell. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1993. 533 pp.

Poncavage, Joanna. Totally Sunflowers. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1996. 94 pp.

Powell, Eileen. The Gardener’s A–Z Guide to Growing from Seed to Bloom. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2004. 528 pp.

Proctor, Rob. The Cutting Garden: Plants for Gorgeous Blooms All Year Long. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000. 122 pp.

Quarles, William. “Disease Resistant Roses.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1998: 4–6.

*———. “Non-Toxic Fungicides for Roses.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1998: 7–14.

———. “Protecting Gardens from Deer Damage.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1994: 4–15.

Remes, Shirley. “The Comeback Kids.” Organic Gardening, February/March 2006: 24–29.

Sala, Orietta. The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide to Old-Fashioned Roses. London: Mitchell Beazley, 1995. 164 pp.

Sanchez, Janet H. Perennials. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 2000. 128 pp.

*Schneider, Alfred F. Park’s Success with Bulbs. Greenwood, SC: George W. Park Seed Co., 1981. 173 pp. IL

Squires, M. The Art of Drying Plants and Flowers. New York: Bonanza, 1958. 258 pp.

Stevenson, Violet. Successful Flower Marketing. London: W. H. & L. Collingridge, 1952. 164 pp.

Sturdivant, Lee. Flowers for Sale. Friday Harbor, WA: San Juan Naturals (P.O. Box 642, Friday Harbor, WA 98250), 1992. 197 pp.

*Swiadon, Laurie, and William Quarles. “Organic Control of Rose Insect and Mite Pests.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1998: 15–19.

Sunset Editors. Garden Colors: Annuals and Perennials. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1981. 96 pp.

Taylor, Ronald J. Desert Wildflowers of North America. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press, 1998. 349 pp.

Thorpe, Patricia. Everlastings: The Complete Book of Dried Flowers. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985. 144 pp.

Verey, Rosemary. The Flower Arranger’s Garden. New York: Little, Brown, and Co., 1989. 144 pp.

*Verner, Yvette. The Blooming Lawn: Creating a Flower Meadow. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1998. 144 pp.

White, Edward A. The Principles of Floriculture. New York: Macmillan, 1931. 467 pp.

Whitelaw, Mark. “Growing Roses the Natural Way.” National Gardening, May/June 1996: 62–65.

Wickson, Edward J. California Garden Flowers—Shrubs, Trees & Vines. San Francisco: Pacific Rural Press, 1929. 255 pp.

Wilder, Louise B. The Fragrant Garden. New York: Dover, 1974. 407 pp.

Food and Nutrition (see also Solar Cooking)

*Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods. Agriculture Handbook No. 8. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963. 190 pp. BL

Aihara, Herman. Acid and Alkaline. Oroville, CA: George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation (1511 Robinson St., Oroville, CA 95965), 1986. 121 pp.

———. Basic Macrobiotics. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Publications, 1985. Introduction to holistic living with good details.

Alamgir, Mohiuddin, and Poonam Arora. Providing Food Security for All. New York: University Press, 1990. 269 pp.

*Balch, James F. and Phyllis A. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Garden City Park, NY: Avery, 1990. 368 pp.

*Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription for Herbal Healing: An Easy-to-Use A–Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies. New York: Avery, 2002. 352 pp.

Board of Directors. “Position Paper on the Vegetarian Approach to Eating.” The American Dietetic Association Reports, July 1980: 61–69.

Comité Interdepartmental de Nutrición para la Defensa Nacional, et al. Tabla de Composicion de Alimentos Para Uso en America Latina. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, 1961. 157 pp. Also available in English.
Cousens, Gabriel. Conscious Eating. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2000. 850 pp.

de Selincourt, Kate. Local Harvest. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1997. 229 pp.

*Duhon, David, and Cindy Gebhard. One Circle: How to Grow a Complete Diet in Less Than 1000 Square Feet. Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1984. 200 pp. Excellent. BL/IL/AL

Elliot, Rose. Vegetarian Mother and Baby Book. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. 261 pp.

Ferré, Carl. Pocket Guide to Macrobiotics. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1997. 126 pp.

*Flores, Marina, et al. Valor Nutrivo de los Alimentos para Centro America y Panama. Guatemala: Investigaciones Dietaticas—Nutrición Aplicada, 1971. 15 pp.

*Food Composition Table for Use in Africa. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration. Bethesda, MD: National Center for Chronic Disease Control, Nutrition Program, 1968. 306 pp.

*Food Composition Table for Use in East Asia. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1972. 334 pp.

Freeman, John A. Survival Gardening. Rock Hill, SC: John’s Press, 1982. 84 pp.

Glenn, E., et al. Sustainable Food Production for a Complete Diet. Tucson, AZ: Environmental Research Laboratory, 1989. 25 pp.

Gussow, Joan. The Feeding Web. Palo Alto, CA: Bull Publishing, 1978. 457 pp.

Halweil, Brian. Eat Here. New York: Norton, 2004. 236 pp.

*Heritage, Ford. Composition and Facts about Foods. Mokelumne Hill, CA: Health Research, 1971. 121 pp. Very useful!

The Hunger Project. Ending Hunger: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. New York: Praeger, 1985. 430 pp.

Hur, Robin. Food Reform: Our Desperate Need. Austin, TX: Heidelberg Publishers, 1975. 260 pp.

IMSS. Programa de Autosuficiencia Alimentaria a Nivel Familiar (Ecoalimentacion) y Conservacion de Alimentos. Mexico: IMSS Promotoras Voluntarias, 1992.

Jack, Alex. America’s Vanishing Nutrients: Decline in Fruit and Vegetable Quality Poses Serious Health and Environmental Risks. Becket, MA: Amberwaves, 2005. 18 pp.

Kapuler, Alan M., and Sarangamat Gurusiddiah. “The Amino Acids Precursory to Proteins Are Primary Human Food: Proline, Glutamine, and Arginine Found Free in the Juices of Common Vegetables and Herbs.” Journal of Medicinal Food Vol. 1, No. 2 (1988): 97–115.

*Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979. 313 pp.

Knight, Jonathan. “The Nutrition Garden Project.” The Cultivar (Newsletter of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California at Santa Cruz), Winter 1997. 7 pp.

Kushi, Michio. The Macrobiotic Way. Wayne, NJ: Avery, 1985. Introduction to holistic living.

Kushi, Michio, and Alex Jack. The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003. 546 pp.

*Lappé, Frances M. Diet for a Small Planet. New York: Ballantine Books, 1984. 496 pp.  [Get Tenth Edition info!]

Linder, Maria C. “A Review of the Evidence for Food Quality.” Biodynamics, Summer 1973, 1–11.

Lockeretz, William, ed. Agricultural Production and Nutrition: Proceedings of an International Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 19–21, 1997. Medford, MA: School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 1997. 213 pp.

Mainland, Rowena S., and W. E. Hauver, Jr. Egg Buying Guides for Consumers. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Ag., 1954. 8 pp.

Metz, Edwin T., ed. Quality Protein Maize. St. Paul, MN: American Association of Cereal Chemists, 1992. 294 pp.

Minnich, Jerry. Gardening for Maximum Nutrition. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1983. 220 pp.

Muñoz de Chávez, et al. Tablas de valor nutritivo de los alimentos de mahor consumo en México. Mexico: Editorial Pax México (Libreria Carlos Césarman, S.A., Av. Cuauhtémoc 1430, Col. Sta. Cruz Atoyac, Mexico), 1996. 330 pp.

Nabham, Gary Paul, and Rood Sashley. Renewing America’s Food Traditions: Bringing Cultural and Culinary Mainstays from the Past into the New Millennium. Tucson: Center for Sustainable Environments, 2004. 82 pp.

*National Academy of Sciences. Recommended Dietary Allowances, 8th ed. Washington, DC: NAS, 1974. 129 pp. IL
Peavy, William, and Warren Peary. Super Nutrition Gardening: How to Grow Your Own Power-Charged Foods. Garden City Park, NY: Avery, 1993. 236 pp.

*Pennington, Jean A. T. Bowes and Church’s Food Values of Portions Commonly Used. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven, 1998. 481 pp.

*Petrini, Carlo. Slow Food: The Case for Taste. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2001. 155 pp.

Postharvest Food Losses in Developing Countries. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1978. 205 pp.
Pothukuchi, Kami, et al. What’s Cooking in Your Food System? Venice, CA: Community Food Security Coalition, 2002. 123 pp.

Riebel, Linda, and Ken Jacobsen. Eating to Save the Earth. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2002. 94 pp.

Robbins, John. Diet for a New America. Walpole, NH: Stillpoint Publishing, 1987. 423 pp.

———. Diet for a New World. New York: Avon Books, 1992. 415 pp.

———. The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 2001. 449 pp.

Rodale, J. I., and staff, eds. The Complete Book of Food and Nutrition. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 1961. 1,054 pp.

*Root, Waverly. Food: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 602 pp.  Excellent reference. BL

Runyon, Linda. From Crabgrass Muffins to Pine Needle Tea: A National Wild Food Field Guide. Shiloh, NJ: Wild Food Company, 2002. 268 pp.

———. Survival Guide: 50 Nationwide Wild Foods & Medicines. Pomeroy, WA: Health Research, 1985. 42 pp.
Safron, Jeremy A. The Raw Truth. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2003. 186 pp.

Schaeffer, Severen L. Instinctive Nutrition. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1987. 223 pp.

Schmidt, Gerhard. The Dynamics of Nutrition. Wyoming, RI: Biodynamic Literature, 1980. 243 pp.

Smith, Bob. “Organic Foods vs. Supermarket Foods: Element Levels.” Journal of Applied Nutrition, Vol. 45, No. 1 (1993): 35–39.

Swezey, Lauren Bonar, with Linda Lau Anusasananan. “From Seed to Bread: Kids Gain Hands-On Experience with the Staff of Life.” Sunset, November 1993: 88–91.

Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux. Scientific Vegetarianism. International Biogenic Society, 1991. 48 pp.

*U.S. Department of Agriculture. Organically Produced Foods: Nutritive Content. Beltsville, MD: Agriculture Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, 2000. 21 pp. Bibliography.

Walford, Roy L. The 120-Year Diet. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. 432 pp.

———. How to Double Your Vital Years. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. 432 pp.

Williams, Roger J. Nutrition against Disease. Huntington Beach, CA: International Institute of Natural Health Sciences. 259 pp.

Willett, Walter C. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy. New York: Free Press, 2001. 299 pp.

Wood, Rebecca. The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia. New York: Penguin Group, 1999. 426 pp.

Yepsen, Roger B., Jr., ed. Home Food Systems. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1981. 475 pp.

Food Preservation and Storage

Arnold, Robyn. Root Cellars. ASPI Technical Series TP-24. Livingston, KY: ASPI Publications, 1993. 6 pp.

Axtell, Barrie. Drying Food for Profit: A Guide for Small Businesses. London: ITDG Publishing, 2002. 120 pp.

Axtell, Barrie, and Alex Bush. Case Study—Try Drying It! London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1991. 63 pp.

Bachmann, Janet. Small-Scale Oilseed Processing. Fayetteville, AR: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas, National Center for Appropriate Technology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1998. 9 pp.

*Bubel, Mike and Nancy. Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruit and Vegetables. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1991. 304 pp.

Cornell Extension Bulletin No. 22. Construction and Management of Root Storage Cellars. Ithaca, NY: New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, 1917.

Costenbader, Carol W. The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1997. 348 pp.

———. Preserving Fruits and Vegetables. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 96 pp.

De Long, Deanna. How to Dry Foods. Tucson, AZ: H. P. Books, 1979. 160 pp.

Esterly, Lindsay. “The Latest Addition: A Root Cellar.” Nature’s Spirit Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1999): 2 and 13.

Freeman, Hazel. “All About Maple Syrup.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2005: 36–38.

———. “The Basics of Making Maple Syrup.” BackHome Magazine, January/February 2006: 25–27.

Gardeners and Farmers of Terre Vivante. Keeping Food Fresh. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1999. 197 pp.

Hamilton, Eric. “No-Root-Cellar Root Cellaring.” BackHome Magazine, Fall 1991: 58–60.

Hertzberg, Ruth, et al. Putting Food By. New York: Bantam Books, 1973. 565 pp.

Hobson, Phyllis. Making and Using Dried Foods. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1994. 82 pp.

Howard, L. R., et al. “Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Content of Spinach as Affected by Genetics and Growing Season.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Vol. 50, no. 21: 5891–5896.

*Hupping, Carol, and Staff of the Rodale Food Center. Stocking Up III. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1986. 627 pp.

Kimball, Herrick C. The Complete Guide to Making Great Garlic Powder. Maravia, NY: Whizbang Books, 2003. 39 pp.

Kline, Jeff. How to Sun Dry Your Food. Las Trampas, NM: Self-Reliance Foundation (Box 1, Las Trampas, NM 87576), 1983. 100 pp.

Macmaniman, Gen. Dry It. Fall City, WA: Living Food Dehydrators, 1973. 58 pp.

McClure, Susan. Preserving Summer’s Bounty. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1998. 372 pp.

Miller, Martin W. Drying Foods at Home. Leaflet 2785. Division of Agricultural Sciences, Univ. of California (Ag.
Extension, 215 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113), 1975. 20 pp.

*Root Cellars. Mt. Vernon, KY: ASPI Publications (50 Lair St., Mt. Vernon, KY). Video.

Shaffer, Marcella. “Build a Stacked-Timber Root Cellar.” BackHome Magazine, September/October 1998: 24–27.
“Storage of Organic Apples and Pears,” Agroforestry News, November 2005: 37–40.

*Twelve Months’ Harvest. San Francisco: Ortho Books Division (Chevron Chemical Co., San Francisco, CA), 1975. 96 pp. Covers canning, freezing, smoking, drying, cheese, cider, soap, and grinding grains. Many good tips.

Vaughn, Reese. Home Pickling of Olives. Publication 2758. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1998. 11 pp.

Walk, Larisa. A Pantry Full of Sunshine. Winona, MN: Seldom Scene Productions (Rte. 3, Box 163A), 1997. 61 pp.

Yurk, George K. Homemade Olive Oil. Publication 2789. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1996.


Fruits, Berries, and Nuts


Agroforestry News—Peaches. Devon, UK: Agroforestry Research Trust (46 Hunters Moon, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ96JT, UK).

Bailey, L. H., Jr. The Apple Tree. New York: Macmillan, 1922. 117 pp.

———. Field Notes on Apple Culture. New York: Orange Judd, 1906. 90 pp.

———. The Principles of Fruit-Growing. New York: Macmillan, 1897. 516 pp.

*Baker, Harry. The Fruit Garden Displayed. London: Cassell Educational Limited for the Royal Horticultural Society, 1991. 223 pp. Excellent.

Bowling, Barbara L. The Berry Grower’s Companion. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000. 284 pp.

Brickell, Christopher. Fruit. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 96 pp.

Brooks, Reid, and Claron Hesse. Western Fruit Gardening. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1953. 287 pp. Old but still good.

Chaplin, Lois Trigg. “Sing a Song of Blueberries.” Organic Gardening, March 1992: 83–89.

“Chestnut Variety Trial Results: 2005.” Agroforestry News, November 2005: 7–12.

Childers, Norman F., and Paul Eck. Blueberry Culture. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1966. 378 pp.

Christensen, L. Peter, ed. Raisin Production Manual. Oakland, CA: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2000. 295 pp.

Coble, Parker C. “The Eastern Black Walnut.” White Paper Series. Gettysburg, PA: Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association (717-334-6876), 2000. 28 pp.

Coit, J. Eliot. Citrus Fruits. New York: Macmillan, 1917. 520 pp.

Cord, Fred W. Bush Fruits. New York: Macmillan, 1909. 537 pp.

Cox, Jeff. From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 235 pp.

Crandall, Perry C. Bramble Production: The Management and Marketing of Raspberries and Blackberries.
Binghamton, NY: Food Products Press, an imprint of the Haworth Press, 1995. 213 pp.

Downing, A. J. The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1862. 760 pp.

*Edwards, Linda. Organic Tree Fruit Management. Keremeos, Canada: Similkameen Okanagan Organic Producers Association (SOOPA, formerly Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia, Box 577, Keremeos, BC V0H 1NO, Canada), 1998. 240 pp.

Eisen, Gustav, Ph.D. The Fig: Its History, Culture, and Curing. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901. 317 pp.

Ferguson, Louise, et al., eds. Olive Production Manual. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1994. 156 pp.

Flores, Barbara Jeanne. The Great Book of Pears. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2000. 163 pp.

Fraser, Samuel. The Strawberry. New York: Orange Judd, 1926. 120 pp.

Garner, R. J. The Grafter’s Handbook. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. 319 pp.

Gould, H. P. Peach-Growing. New York: Macmillan, 1918. 426 pp.

Hartmann, Hudson T., et al. Propagation of Temperate-Zone Fruit Plants. Davis, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension Service, 1979. 63 pp.

Hemmelgam, Melissa. NUTrition and Your Health: Missouri Black Walnuts. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, n.d. 6 pp.

———. NUTrition and Your Health: Missouri Chestnuts. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, n.d. 6 pp.

———. NUTrition and Your Health: Missouri Pecans. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, n.d. 6 pp.

Hendrickson, A. H. Prune Growing in California, Bulletin 328. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1923. 38 pp.

Hendrickson, Robert. The Berry Book. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. 259 pp.

Hessayon, D. G. The Fruit Expert. London: Transworld Publishers, 1995. 128 pp.

Huber, Hank. “The Hanging Grapes of Buffalo.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2005: 24–25.

Hume, H. H. The Cultivation of Citrus Fruits. New York: Macmillan, 1954. 561 pp.

Hunt, Ken, et al. Growing Chinese Chestnuts in Missouri. Agroforestry in Action series. Columbia: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, 2005. 12 pp.

IMSS. La Participacion Comunitaria en SALUD. Mexico: IMSS, 1997. 299 pp.

*James, Theodore, Jr. How to Select, Grow and Enjoy Fruit, Berries and Nuts in the East and Midwest. Tucson, AZ: H. P. Books, 1983. 144 pp.

Kiwifruit Enthusiasts Journal. Tonasket, WA: Friends of the Trees (P.O. Box 1064, Tonasket, WA 98855), 1992.

Koch, Frank D. Avocado Grower’s Handbook. Bonsall, CA: Bonsall Publications, 1983. 273 pp.

Kourik, Robert. “Fabulous Figs.” National Gardening, July/August 1996: 35–40.

Kraft, Ken and Pat. Fruits for the Home Garden. New York: Morrow, 1968. 287 pp.

———. Grow Your Own Dwarf Fruit Trees. New York: Walker, 1974. 218 pp.

Krautwurst, Terry. “Overwintering Fruit Trees.” BackHome Magazine, Winter 1996–1997: 62–63.

La Rue, James H., and R. Scott Johnson, eds. Peaches, Plums and Nectarines: Growing and Handling for Fresh
Market. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1989. 246 pp.

*Logsdon, Gene. Organic Orcharding: A Grove of Trees to Live In. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1981. 415 pp.
Martin, R. Sanford. How to Prune Fruit Trees. Published by the author (10535 Las Lunitas Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042), 1978. 90 pp. Best and simplest book on pruning for West Coast gardeners.

McClure, Susan. Rodale’s Successful Organic Gardening: Fruits and Berries. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1996. 160 pp.

McEachern, George, and Larry Stein. Planting and Establishing Pecan Trees. College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, n.d.

Micke, Warren C., ed. Almond Production Manual. Oakland, CA: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1996. 289 pp.

Miller, G. “Grape Growing Under Glass.” Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, February 1963: 85–91.

Moore, S. W. Practical Orcharding on Rough Lands. Akron, OH: New Werner, 1911. 289 pp.
North American Fruit Explorer’s Quarterly. (Henry Converse, 2317 Seneca Ln., Paducah, KY 42001.) Magazine.

Ocean, Suellen. Acorns and Eat ’Em. Willits, CA: Ocean-House (28970 Sherwood Rd., Willits, CA 95490), 1993. 86 pp.

Ortho Books Editorial Staff. All about Citrus and Subtropical Fruits. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation Ortho Books, 1985. 96 pp.

Otto, Stella. The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden. Grawn, MI: Otto Graphics (6893 Sullivan Rd., Grawn, MI 49637), 1993. 250 pp.

Paddock, Whipple. Fruit Growing in Arid Regions. New York: Macmillan, 1913. 395 pp.

“Passiflora: Passion Flowers and Passion Fruits.” Agroforestry News, November 2005: 15–19.

Phillips, Michael. The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2005. 343 pp.

———. “Growing Apples . . . Naturally.” National Gardening, March/April 1999: 46–50.

Ramos, David E., ed. Walnut Production Manual. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1998. 317 pp.

*Ray, Richard, and Lance Walheim. Citrus: How to Select, Grow, and Enjoy. Tucson, AZ: H. P. Books, 1980. 176 pp.

Reed, Brenda H. “How to Grow Grapes.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2005: 20–23.

Reich, Lee. “Peewee Kiwis and Other Sweet Delights.” Mother Earth News, June/July 2004: 74–80.

Reid, William. Growing Pecans in Missouri. Agroforestry in Action series. Columbia: MO: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, 2000. 14 pp.

———. Propagating Pecan and Black Walnut in Missouri. Agroforestry in Action series. University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, 2001. 10 pp.

Rivers, Thomas. The Miniature Fruit Garden. New York: Orange Judd, 1866. 133 pp.

Robinson, J. C. Bananas and Plantains. Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CAB International, 1996. 238 pp.

Salloum, Habeeb. “The Versatile Avocado: Mexico’s Nutritious Gift to the World,” Countryside and Small Stock Journal, January/February 2006: 56–58.

Sanders, Rosanne. The Apple Book. New York: Philosophical Library, 1988. 142 pp.

Simms, Clive. Nutshell Guide to Growing Blueberries, Cranberries and Lingonberries. Woodhurst, UK: Orchard House Books, 2005. 36 pp.

Sunset Books Editorial Staff. Citrus. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1996. 96 pp.

Swezey, Sean L., et al. Organic Apple Production Manual. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2000. 72 pp.

Taylor, Judith M. The Olive in California: History of an Immigrant Tree. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2000. 316 pp.

*Thompson, Bruce. Black Walnuts for Fun and Profit. Beaverton, OR: Timber Press, 1976. 285 pp.

Tufts, Warren P. Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees. Circular 112. California Agricultural Ext. Service, 1941. 63 pp.

*Tukey, Harold Bradford. Dwarfed Fruit Trees. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1964. 562 pp. Definitive work on the subject.

*University of California Extension Service. Avocado Care in the Home Orchard. 1975. 3 pp.

Waldo, George F., and Cecil O. Rawlings. Black Raspberry Growing. Extension Bulletin 750. Corvallis, OR: Federal Cooperative Extension Service, Oregon State College, 1955. 21 pp.

**Walheim, Lance, and Robert L. Stebbins. Western Fruit, Berries and Nuts: How to Select, Grow and Enjoy. Tucson, AZ: H. P. Books (P.O. Box 5367, Tucson, AZ 85703), 1981. 192 pp. Excellent. Worth several lifetimes of experience. Good for all tree raisers—not just Western ones.

Watson, Ben. Cider Hard and Sweet. Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 1999. 231 pp.

Waugh, F. A. Plums and Plum Culture. New York: Orange Judd, 1910. 371 pp.

**Whealy, Kent, ed. Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory, 3rd ed. Decorah, IA: Seed Savers Exchange, 2001. 560 pp. BL

Williams, S. R. Compost Fruit Growing. London: W. Foulsham, 1961. 126 pp.

Wilson, C. P. H. Bush Peaches. Forest Hill, NY: Transatlantic Arts, 1958. 140 pp.

Yepsen, Roger. Apples. New York: W. W. Norton, 1994. 255 pp.

Fukuoka Culture


*Fukuoka, Masanoubu. The Natural Way of Farming: The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy. Tokyo and New York: Japan Publications, 1985. 280 pp.

———. The One-Straw Revolution. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. 181 pp. Natural farming from a Japanese philosopher/farmer. One of the few to address a sustainable grain culture.

———. The Road Back to Nature. Tokyo and New York: Japan Publications, 1987. 377 pp.

 

 

G


Gardening

(see also Container Gardening)

Abraham, Doc and Katy. Green Thumb Wisdom: Garden Myths Revealed! Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 152 pp.

Agate, Elizabeth. Footpaths. The Eastern Press, 1994. 192 pp.

Bailey, Liberty H. The Garden Lover. Norwood, MA: Macmillan, 1928. 154 pp.

———. The Horticulturist’s Rule-Book. New York: Macmillan, 1909. 312 pp.

———. Manual of Gardening. New York: Macmillan, 1914. 541 pp.

Beard, Henry, et al. Gardening: A Gardener’s Dictionary. New York: Workman, 1982. 95 pp.

Benjamin, Joan, and Deborah L. Martin, eds. Great Garden Formulas. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1998. 342 pp.

Bieny, D. R. The Why and How of Home Horticulture. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1980. 513 pp.

Bradley, Fern Marshall, and Barbara W. Ellis. Rodale’s All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992. 690 pp.

*Brenzel, Kathleen Norris, ed. Sunset Western Garden Book. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 2001. 768 pp. Indispensable descriptions and cultural directions for flowering plants, trees, and landscaping. For West Coast gardeners. Not organic.

Brown, Marc. Your First Garden Book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Co., 1991. 48 pp.

Bruce, Hank, and Tomi Jill Folk. Global Gardening. Winter Springs, FL: Winner Enterprises, 2001. 288 pp. Growing plants from around the world, issues of hunger, and how to help.

Bubel, Nancy. 52 Weekend Garden Projects. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992. 354 pp.
Campbell, Stu. Mulch It! A Practical Guide to Using Mulch in the Garden and Landscape. Pownal, VT: Storey, 2001. 123 pp.

Carr, Anna, et al. Rodale’s Chemical-Free Yard and Lawn. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991. 456 pp.

Carroll, Steven B., and Steven D. Salt. Ecology for Gardeners. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. 328 pp.

*Creasy, Rosalind. The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1982. 379 pp.

———. The Edible Asian Garden. Boston, MA: Periplus Editions (HK), 2000. 106 pp.

———. The Edible French Garden. Boston, MA: Periplus Editions (HK), 1999. 106 pp.

Dahl, Jurgen. The Curious Gardener. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. 264 pp.

*Dean, Heather, and Tom Benevento. Gardening for the Earth and Soul, Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 2004. 180 pp.

Denckla, Tanya. Gardening at a Glance. Franklin, WV: Wooden Angel Publishing (Wooden Angel Farm, Bldg. 1-A, P.O. Box 869, Franklin, WV 26807), 1991. 272 pp.

———. The Organic Gardener’s Home Reference: A Plant-by-Plant Guide to Growing Fresh, Healthy Food. Pownal, VT: Garden Way, 1994. 273 pp.

DiSabato-Aust, Tracy. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998. 269 pp.

Faust, Joan Lee. The New York Times Book of Vegetable Gardening. New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1975. 282 pp.

Fine Gardening. (Rodale Press, 33 E. Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18049.) Magazine.

Fisher, Joe and Dennis. The Homebrewer’s Garden. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 187 pp.

Foster, Catharine Osgood. Building Healthy Gardens. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1989. 279 pp.

*———. The Organic Gardener. New York: Random House, 1972. 234 pp. Excellent, chatty, experienced. New England area especially.

Gibson, Eric. The Grower’s Green Book. Carmichael, CA: New World, 1992. 224 pp.
Greenprints. (P.O. Box 1355, Fairview, NC 28730.) Quarterly publication about gardening experiences.

Growth Point Magazine. (Horticul-tural Therapy, Goulds Ground, Vallis Way, Frome, Somerset BA11 3DW, England.) Gardening magazine for the physically handicapped.

Hale, Gill. The Feng Shui Garden. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 128 pp.

Hill, Lewis. Successful Cold-Climate Gardening. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1987. 308 pp.

Horticulture. (Horticulture Association, 755 Boyleston St., Boston, MA 02116.) Magazine.

**HortIdeas. (750 Black Lick Rd., Gravel Switch, KY 40328.) A monthly report on the latest gardening research, methods, tools, plants, books, and so on. Excellent.

Jobb, Jamie. My Garden Companion. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977. 35 pp. Especially for beginners.

King, Tim. “Garden Early, Harvest Longer.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2004: 49–51.

Kraft, Ken, and P. Kraft. Growing Food the Natural Way. New York: Doubleday, 1973. 292 pp. California-area orientation.

Langer, Richard W. Grow It! New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972. 395 pp.

Leach, Helen. 1,000 Years of Gardening in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1984. 157 pp.

Loewer, Peter. Tough Plants for Tough Places. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992. 247 pp.

Marshall, Fern, et al. The Experts’ Book of Garden Hints. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1993. 346 pp.

Merrill, Richard, and Joe Ortiz. The Gardeners’ Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2000. 468 pp.

*Morse, Harriet K. Gardening in the Shade. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1962. 242 pp.

Neal, Bill. Gardener’s Latin. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books (P.O. Box 2225, Chapel Hill, NC 27515).

Nuñez, Vera K. Household Gardens: Theoretical Considerations on an Old Survival Strategy. Report 1. Potatoes in Food Systems Research Series. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center, Training and Communications Department, 1985. 41 pp.

OG. (Wiveliscombe, Taunton, UK) Magazine.

Olwell, Carol. Gardening from the Heart—Why Gardeners Garden. Berkeley, CA: Antelope Island Press, 1990: 144–152.

Organic Gardening. (Rodale Press, 33 E. Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18049.) Magazine.

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw, and Diane Bilderback. The Harrowsmith Country Life Book of Garden Secrets. Charlotte, VT: Camden House, 1991. 349 pp.

Peplow, Elizabeth and Reginald. In a Monastery Garden. North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles, 1988. 182 pp.

Perry, Robert L. Basic Gardening in Florida Sand. Largo, FL: Florida Gardening Companion (P.O. Box 896, Largo, FL 33540), 1977. 72 pp.  Worth looking at.

Pettinger, April, with Brenda Costanzo. Native Plants in the Coastal Garden: A Guide for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002. 232 pp.

Pettinger, Dennis R., ed. California Master Gardener Handbook. University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Community Services Publication No. 3382. Oakland, CA: University of California, 2002. 702 pp.

Pleasant, Barbara. Warm-Climate Gardening. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1993. 204 pp.

Rahn, James J. Making the Weather Work for You: A Practical Guide for Gardener and Farmer. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way, 1979. 205 pp.

Rateaver, Bargyla, and Gylver Rateaver. The Organic Method Primer Update, special edition. Published by the authors (P.O. Box 26567, San Diego, CA 92196-0567), 1993. 257 pp. Packed with detailed information, much of it very good.

Reader’s Digest. Ideas for Your Garden. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader’s Digest Association, 1995. 335 pp.

Rickett, Harold W. Botany for Gardeners. New York: Macmillan Co., 1957. 236 pp.

Rodale, Robert, ed. The Basic Book of Organic Gardening. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971. 377 pp. Condensed information includes 14-day compost and nationwide planting dates.

*———, ed. The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1959. 1,145 pp.

*———. How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables by the Organic Method. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press. 1961. 926 pp. Two excellent references. Many prefer the encyclopedia format, but we find the second to be more complete.

*Salisbury, E. J. The Living Garden (or The How and Why of Garden Life). London: G. Bell & Sons, 1946. 232 pp. An excellent book.

**Seymour, John. The Self-Sufficient Gardener. London: Faber and Faber, 1978. 256 pp. Coffee-table size. Seymour has long been a popular back-to-the-land advocate in England, both doing it and writing about it in his own humorous style. His new “productions” are gorgeously illustrated, accurate, and uncluttered.

Smith, Edward C. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. Pownal, VT: Storey, 2000. 309 pp.

Smith, J. Robert, with Beatrice S. Smith. The Prairie Garden (70 Native Plants). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1980. 218 pp.

Smith, Marney. Gardening with Conscience. New York: Seabury Press, 1981. 86 pp.

Smith and Hawken Books. The Book of Outdoor Gardening. New York: Workman, 1996. 513 pp.

Sneed, Dave. “Alaskan Gardening Tips.” Countryside and Small Stock Journal, January/February 2006: 64.

Sobkoviak, Don and Lois. The Food Mission: Sustainable Food Production—A Manual of Sustainable Methods of Plant Production Helpful in Meeting Food Needs Everywhere. Bartlesville, OK: Sand Institutes International. 80 pp.

Solomon, Steve. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Natural Gardening. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2000. 356 pp.

Spedding, Colin and Geoffrey. The Natural History of the Garden. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003. 245 pp.

Sperry, Neil. Neil Sperry’s Complete Guide to Texas Gardening. Dallas, TX: Taylor, 1991. 388 pp.

Staff of Successful Gardening. Successful Gardening. 2 Vols. Stamford, CT: 1988. Numerous garden crop studies organized into 16 sections.

Sunset Editors. Vegetable Gardening. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1998. 128 pp.

Tenenbaum, Frances, ed. Taylor’s Guide to Shade Gardening. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. 501 pp.

Tiedjens, Victor A. The Vegetable Encyclopedia and Gardener’s Guide. New York: New Home Library, 1943. 215 pp. Important cultural detailings.

Vasil’yev, I. M. Wintering of Plants. Washington, DC: Royer and Royer, 1961. 300 pp.

Vickery, Deborah and James. Intensive Vegetable Gardening for Profit and Self-Sufficiency. Washington, DC: U.S.
Peace Corps, Information Collection and Exchange, 1981. 158 pp. In English and Spanish.

Wasowski, Sally and Andy. Native Gardens for Dry Climates. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1995. 176 pp.

Watkins, Norma. How to Grow More Vegetables Organically in South Florida. Miami, FL: Environmental Demonstration Center, Life Lab Division (Miami Dade Community College), 1979. 8 pp. Visit
www.mdcc.edu/wolfson/departments/environethics/eehomepage.html and click on Resources.

Wright, Richardson. The Story of Gardening. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1934. 475 pp.

Yang, Linda. Plants for Problem Places: How to Turn Any Difficult Site into a Beautiful Easy-Care Garden. New
York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997. 122 pp.

Year-Round Gardening. Mt. Vernon, KY: ASPI Publications (50 Lair St., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456). Video.

Yeoman, John. Gardening Secrets That Time Forgot. Leighton Buzzard, UK: The Village Guild Ltd., 2004. 293 pp.

Young, Carol L. What Grows Where? Published by the author (229 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor, CA 96137), 1987. 187 pp.

General


*Rheingold, Howard, ed. The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools and Ideas for the Twenty-First Century. San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco, 1994. 384 pp.

Global Perspective

Akin, Wallace E. Global Patterns—Climate, Vegetation and Soils. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. 370 pp.

Bennett, Charles F., Jr. Man and Earth’s Ecosystems. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1975. 331 pp.

*Brown, Lester R. State of the World—1990. New York: W. W. Norton, 1990. 253 pp. Excellent resource tool. Also see this publication for other years. AL

———. The Twenty-Ninth Day. New York: W. W. Norton, 1978. 363 pp.

———.  World On The Edge; How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co. (500 5th Ave. New York, NY 10110), 2011.  240 pp.

Brown, Lester R., Janet Larson, and Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts. The Earth Policy Reader. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2002. 304 pp.

———. Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2001. 334 pp.

Camp, Sharon L., ed. “The International Human Suffering Index.” Washington, DC: Population Crisis Committee,
1987. Glossy chart handout.

Carley, Michael, and Philippe Spapens. Sharing the World, Sustainable Living and Global Equity in the 21st
Century. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 208 pp.

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1962.

Coleman, Alice, et al. Land-Use Perspectives. London: The Land Decade Educational Council, 1979. 147 pp.

Conniff, Richard. “Counting Carbons.” Discover, August 2005: 54–61.

Conservation Foundation. Agriculture and the Environment in a Changing World Economy. Washington, DC: The

Conservation Foundation, 1986. 66 pp.

Cox, George W., and Michael D. Atkins. Agricultural Ecology—An Analysis of World Food Production Systems. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1964. 72 pp.

Dahlberg, Kenneth A. Beyond the Green Revolution: The Ecology and Politics of Global Agricultural Development. New York: Plenum Press, 1979. 256 pp.

Engelman, Robert.  Worldwatch Report 183. Population, Climate Change, and Women’s Lives.  Danvers, MA: Worldwatch Institute (CCC, 222 Rosewood Dr., Danvers, MA 01923), 2010.  44 pp.

“Farming a Shrinking Planet.” Christian Science Monitor, October 28, 1992: 9–12.

*Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO Production Yearbook—1994. Rome: FAO, 1995. 243 pp.  Also, see other years.

Gever, John, et al., eds. Beyond Oil: The Threat to Food and Fuel in the Coming Decades. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Co., 1986. 306 pp.

Johnson, D. Gale. World Agriculture in Disarray. London: Fontana, 1973. 304 pp.

Kendall, Henry, and David Pimentel. “Constraints on the Expansion of the Global Food Supply.” Ambio, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1994: 198–205.

Knickerbocker, Brad. “Living with the Planet in Mind.” The Christian Science Monitor, March 3, 1992.

Madeley, John. Food for All: The Need for a New Agriculture. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press, 2002. 191 pp.

Magdoff, Fred, Brian Tokar.  Agriculture and Food In Crisis; Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal.  New York, NY: Monthly Review Press (146 W. 29th St., Suite 6W, New York, NY 10001), 2010.  348 pp.

*Meadows, Donella H., Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers. Beyond the Limits. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green, 1992. 300 pp.

Parson, Edward A. Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 377 pp.

Pimentel, David. Competition for Land: Development, Food and Fuel. Boca Raton, FL: Technologies for a Greenhouse-Constrained Society, 1992, 325–348.

———. “Environmental and Economic Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture.” In Socio-Economic and Policy Issues for Sustainable Farming Systems. Padova, Italy: Cooperativa Amicizia S.r.l., 1993, 4–19.

———. Food and the Energy Crisis. Vol. 54, No. 12 (1973: 11.)

———. Food, Energy, and Climate Change. 1981, 303–323.

———. Food, Energy and the Environment. Vol. 31, 1981, 85–100.

———. “Perspectives on Ecological Integrity,” chapter 15 in The Global Population, Food, and the Environment. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995: 239–253.

———. World Food, Energy, Man and Environment. 1975, 5–16.

Pimentel, David, and Marcia Pimentel. Food, Energy, and Society. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1996. 363 pp.

Rodale, Robert, and Mike McGrath. Save Three Lives: A Plan for Famine Prevention. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991.

Shiva, Vandana. Biopiracy: Monocultures of the Mind: Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology. New York and London: Zed Books, 1993. 184 pp.

of the Global Food Supply. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000. 146 pp.

The Sierra Club. The Case Against the Global Economy. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1996. 549 pp.

Stopping the Coming Ice Age. Berkeley, CA: Institute for a Future (2000 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704). 60-minute video.

Timeline. (Palo Alto, CA: The Foundation for Global Community.) Bimonthly publication.

Vogtmann, Hartmut, Engelhard Boehncke, and Inka Frick, eds. The Importance of Biological Agriculture in a World of Diminishing Resources: Proceedings of the 5th IFOAM International Scientific Conference at the University of

Kassel (Germany) August 27–30, 1984. Witzenhausen, Germany: Verlagsgruppe Weiland, Happ, Burkhard, 1986. 448 pp.

World Resources Institute. World Resources—1990–91. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. 383 pp. Also see this publication for other years.

Worldwatch Institute. The Dispossessed of the Earth: Land Reform and Sustainable Development. Worldwatch Paper 30. Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, 1979. 48 pp.

———. Vital Signs 2003: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2003. 153 pp. 
Also, see this publication for other years.

WSSA. For All Generations: Making World Agriculture More Sustainable. Glendale, CA: OM Publishing, 1997. 642 pp.

Gourds


Bailey, L. H. The Garden of Gourds. New York: Macmillan, 1937. 134 pp.

Bubel, Nancy. “Hordes of Gourds.” Horticulture, November 1993: 59–64.

Consumer Tips. Cooperative Extension, University of California, Vol. 1, No. 4. (November/December 1985).

The Gourd Book. Mt. Gilead, OH: Ohio Gourd Society (Box 274, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338), 1979.

Heiser, Charles. The Gourd Book. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979. 248 pp.

Pleasant, Barbara. “Goodness! Gracious! Great Gobs of Gourds!” Organic Gardening, March 1992: 32–36.

Rood, Mary Ann. “Growing and Crafting Gourds.” Fine Gardening, November/December 1991.

Grains


Bailey, Liberty H., ed. The Small Grains. Norwood, MA: Macmillan, 1920. 699 pp.

Basey, Marieta F. “The Grain, the Whole Grain and Nothing but the Grain . . .” Mother Earth News,
December/January, 2005: 77–83.

Beaven, E. S. Barley: Fifty Years of Observation and Experiment. London: Duckworth, 1947. 394 pp.

Board on Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council. Lost Crops of Africa, Vol. 1, Grains. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1996. 383 pp.

Cavagnaro, David. “Amaranths: Ancient and Modern.” National Gardening, May/June 1998: 36–40, 74.

Cole, John N. Amaranth. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1979. 311 pp.

Creasy, Rosalind. “The Bread Garden.” Harrowsmith, September/October 1986: 89–90, 92–96.

Dondlinger, Peter Tracy. The Book of Wheat: An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat Industry. New York: Orange Judd, 1919. 369 pp.

Finrock, Dwight C., and Milton D. Miller. Wild Rice. Division of Agricultural Sciences, Leaflet No. 116. Davis, CA: University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences, 1959.

Gorman, Marion. “Gardener’s Bread.” Organic Gardening, December 1988: 53–54.

Granatstein, David. Amber Waves. Pullman, WA: College of Agriculture and Home Economics Research Center, Washington State University, 1992. 82 pp.

Hunt, Thomas F. The Cereals in America. New York: Orange Judd, 1912. 421 pp.

Jarde, Auguste. Les Céréales dans l’Antiquité Grecque. Paris: E. De Boccard, 1925. 237 pp.

The Jefferson Institute. “Buckwheat: A Versatile Short-Season Crop.” Alternative Crop Guide. Columbia, MO: The Jefferson Institute, 2002.

———. “Pearl Millet: A New Crop Option for Sandy Soils or Other Moisture-Limited Conditions.” Alternative Crop Guide. Columbia, MO: The Jefferson Institute, 2002.

Leighty, Clyde.  Buckwheat. Farmers’ Bulletin 1062.  Washington D. C.: Contribution from the Bureau of Plant Industry, Oct. 1919.  23 pp.

Leonard, Thom. “Staff of Life.” Organic Gardening, December 1988: 46–51.

*Leonard, Warren H., and John H. Martin. Cereal Crops. New York: Macmillan, 1963. 824 pp. AL

*The Living Land. Palo Alto, CA: Foundation for Global Community, 1999. Video. BL

*Logsdon, Gene. Small-Scale Grain Raising. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977. 305 pp. BL

Mangelsdorf, Paul C. Corn: Its Origin, Evolution and Improvement. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1974. 262 pp.

Mangelsdorf, P. C., and R. G. Reeves. The Origin of Indian Corn and Its Relatives. College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1939. 315 pp.

Manning, Edna. “Ancient Grains Revisited.” BackHome Magazine January/February 2004: 52–53.

Montgomery, E. G. The Corn Crops. New York: Macmillan, 1916. 347 pp.

Paterson, William G. R., ed. Farm Crops: Grain Crops. Vol. 1, London: The Gresham Publishing Co., Ltd., 1925. 356 pp.

Piper, Jon K., ed. “A Grain Agriculture Fashioned in Nature’s Image: The Work of the Land Institute.” Great Plains Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, (1993): 249–272.

———. The Land Institute Research Report, Summary of Work to Develop Mixtures of Perennial Seed Crops Using the Prairie Ecosystem as Standard. Salina, KS: The Land Institute (2440 E. Water Well Rd., Salina, KS 67401). 39 pp.

———. “Soil Water and Nutrient Change in Stands of Three Perennial Crops.” Soil Science Society of America Journal (677 S. Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53711), Vol. 57, No. 2 (March–April 1993).

Rachie, Kenneth, and J. V. Majmudar. Pearl Millet. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1980. 307 pp.

Rodale, Robert. Amaranth Round-Up. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977. 48 pp.

Suneson, Cit A., et al.  Oats for Grain and Forage.  Davis, CA: University of California and United States Dept. of Agriculture co-operating, Sept. 1959.  23 pp.

Schaller, Lorenz K. What’s Up with Triticale? Ojai, CA: Kusa Seed Research Foundation (P.O. Box 761, Ojai, CA), 2000. 9 pp.

Swezey, Lauren Bonar. “From Seed to Bread.” Sunset, November 1993: 88–91.

Wallace, Henry A., and Earl N. Bressman. Corn and Corn Growing. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1937. 436 pp.

Willis, Harold. How to Grow Top Quality Corn. Madison, WI: A-R Editions, 1984. 58 pp.

Grasses


Barnes, Robert F., et al., eds. Forages: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture. Vol. 1. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press, 2003. 556 pp.

Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the Grasses of the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Government Printing Office, 1935. 1,040 pp.

Hopkins, Alan, ed. Grass, Its Production and Utilization. Oxford, England: Blackwell Science, 2000. 440 pp.
Ondra, Nancy J. Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2002. 143 pp.

Packard, Stephen, and Cornelia Mutel, eds. The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook. Covelo, CA: Island Press, 1997. 463 pp.

Shaw, Thomas. Grasses and How to Grow Them. St. Paul, MN: Webb Publishing Co., 1903.

Shepard, Mark L.  “Grassland Ecosystem Restoration. Successional Brushland & Oak Savanna as an Ecological Model for Permanent Staple Crop Production in North America.”  Acres U.S.A.  Nov. 2010.  Pg. 26-32. 

Shirley, Shirley. Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie: An Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 1994. 330 pp.

Staten, H. W. Grasses and Grassland Farming. New York: Devin-Adir, 1958. 319 pp.

*U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grass: The Yearbook of Agriculture 1948. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948. 892 pp.

Wheeler, Dr. H. J.  Vetch and its Culture. Bulletin No. 2.  Boston, MA: Agricultural Service Bureau of The American Agricultural Chemical Company (92 State St., Boston, MA), n. d.  32 pp. 

Greenhouse Culture

Abraham, George and Katy. Organic Gardening Under Glass. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1975. 308 pp.

*Anderson, Phyllis. “Gardening Under a Roomy Tent You Make with Shadecloth or Plastic over PVC Pipe.” Sunset (Southern California edition), March 1980: 200–201.

*Antill, David. Gardening Under Protection. Wakefield, England: EP Publishing, 1978. 72 pp.

Aquatias, A. Intensive Culture of Vegetables. Harrisville, NH: Solar Survival Press (Harrisville, NH 03450), 1978. 129 pp. Reprint from 1913 on raising food under glass.

Arthurs, Kathryn L. Greenhouse Gardening. Menlo Park, CA: Lane Publishing Co., 1976. 96 pp.

Bailey, L. H. The Forcing Book. New York: Macmillan, 1903. 259 pp.

———. The Nursery Manual. New York: Macmillan, 1923. 456 pp.

Chase, J. L. H. Cloche Gardening. London: Faber and Faber, 1948. 195 pp. A classic.

Colebrook, Binda. Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest. Arlington, WA: Tilth Association (Rte. 2, Box 190-A, Arlington, WA 98223), 1977. 128 pp.

Coleman, Eliot. “The All-Season Covered Garden.” Country Journal September/October 1992: 37–51.

———. Four-Season Harvest. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1999. 234 pp.

———. The New Organic Grower’s Four-Season Harvest. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green, 1992. 212 pp.

Coleman, Eliot.  The Winter Harvest Handbook; Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses.  White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing (P.O. Box 428 White River Junction, VT 05001), 2009. 247 pp.

Fisher, Rick, and Bill Yanda. The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1976. 161 pp. Detailed.

Frazier, Jack. Green Winters: The Solar-Heated Walk-In Season Extender Construction Manual. Theodosia, MO: Ozark Exotica (Rte. 3, Box 500, Theodosia, MO 65761), 1990. 13 pp.

Hodgson, Larry. “The Greenhouse Effect.” Organic Gardening, January/February 2001: 40–48.

Lawrence, William J. C. Better Glasshouse Crops. London: Allen & Unwin, 1949. 57 pp.

———. Science and the Glasshouse. London: Oliver & Boyd, 1950. 175 pp.

Mansouri, Thomas, and Alain Guinebault. “Passive Solar Architecture for Mountain Agriculture,” LEISA Magazine, March 2005: 22–23.

McCullagh, James C., ed. The Solar Greenhouse Book. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. 328 pp.

Moore, Steve. Passive Solar Greenhouse: Design, Construction and Operation. Spring Grove, PA: Harmony Essentials, 2003. 72 pp.

Moore, Steve and Carol. “Inside a Passive Solar Greenhouse, Crops Thrive Both Winter and Summer.” Growing for Market, December 1999: 10–12.

*Nearing, Helen and Scott. Building and Using Our Sun-Heated Greenhouse: Grow Vegetables All Year Round. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way, 1977. 148 pp.

Nelson, Kennard S. Flower and Plant Production in the Greenhouse. Danville, IL: Interstate Publishers, 1991. 220 pp.

Poisson, Leandre, and Gretchen Vogel. Solar Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1994. 267 pp.

Rieke, Paul E., and Darryl D. Warncke. Greenhouse Soils. Chestertown, MD: LaMotte Chemical Products Co., 1975. 36 pp.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE (see also Biointensive)


Belsie, Laurent. “Future Farms: Bigger, and Possibly Better, Food Suppliers. Intensive ‘Micro-Farming’ May Help Fill Tables in Third World.” The Christian Science Monitor, October 16, 1987.

Jeavons, John C. “New Ways from Old.” Cry California, Winter 1973–74.

MacFadyne, J. Tevere, “The Call to Dig.” Horticulture, March 1985: 38.

“Mulching, Living Mulch and Double Digging.” Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1999. Information sheet. 2 pp. BL

“Roots in the Soil.” Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1997. Information sheet. BL

Stone, Pat. “John Jeavons: Digging Up the Future.” Mother Earth News, January/February 1990: 45.

Tonge, Peter. “Feeding the World.” The Christian Science Monitor, October 16, 1987.

 

H

Health

*Balch, James F. and Phyllis A. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Garden City, NY: Avery, 1990. 368 pp.

Barbieri, Terry. “Protecting Your Home from Mold.” BackHome Magazine, May/June 2003: 37–39.

*Batmanghelidj, F. Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life. New York: Warner Books, 2003. 284 pp.

*———. Your Body’s Many Cries for Water. Falls Church, VA: Global Health Solutions, 1995. 182 pp.

*Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1999. 135 pp.

Burns, A. August, et al. Donde No Hay Doctor para Mujeres: Un Manual para la Salud de la Mujer. Berkeley, CA: The Hesperian Foundation, 1999. 581 pp.

———. Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women. Berkeley, CA: The Hesperian Foundation, 1997. 583 pp.

Chevallier, Andrew. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. New York: DK Publishing, 1996. 336.

DesMaisons, Kathleen. Potatoes Not Prozac. New York, NY: Fireside, 1998. 252 pp.

Dickson, Murray. Donde No Hay Dentista. Berkeley, CA: Hesperian Foundation, 2005. 320 pp.

———. Where There Is No Dentist. Berkley, CA: Hesperian Foundation, 2004. 238 pp.

*D’Orazio, Veronica. Gardener’s Yoga. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2006. 63 pp.

Erasmus, Udo.  Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill; How eating the right fats and oils improves: Energy Level, Athletic Performance, Fat Loss, Cardiovascular Health, Immune Function, Longevity, and More.  Summertown, TN: Books Alive (P.O. Box 99 Summertown, TN), 1993.  456 pp.

Finnegan, John. The Facts about Fats. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1993. 130 pp.

Garcia, Hernán, Antonio Sierra, and Gilberto Balám. Wind in the Blood: Mayan Healing and Chinese Medicine. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1999. 283 pp.

The Gerson Therapy. Bonita, CA: The Gerson Institute (P.O. Box 430, Bonita, CA 91908). Information brochure.

Haas, Elson M. Staying Healthy with Nutrition, revised ed. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2006. 1,140 pp.

———. Staying Healthy with the Seasons. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1981. 242 pp.

Haas, Elson M., and Eleonora Manzolini. A Cookbook for All Seasons. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1995. 251 pp.

Healing Newsletter. Bonita, CA: The Gerson Institute (P.O. Box 430, Bonita, CA 91908), 1989. Vol. 5, No. 2.

The Hesperian Foundation, P.O. Box 11577, Berkeley, CA 94712-2577. Publications on self-help medical approaches.

Howard, Albert. Farming and Gardening for Health or Disease. London: Faber and Faber, 1945. 282 pp.

Keville, Kathi. “How to Make Poultices and Compresses.” Vegetarian Times/Well-Being Magazine, No. 48.

Klein, Susan. A Book for Midwives: A Manual for Traditional Birth Attendants and Community Midwives. Berkeley, CA: The Hesperian Foundation, 1995. 520 pp.

———. Un Libro para Parteras: Una Guia para Comadronas y Parteras Tradicionales. Berkeley, CA: The Hesperian Foundation, 1998. 508 pp.

Kneipp, Sebastian. The Kneipp Cure. New York: The Nature Cure Publishing Co., 1949.

The Life Science Health System: Part XIV. Common Illnesses and Diseases and How Hygienic Living Can Help. Austin, TX: Life Science Institute, 1986: 1,509–1,524.

Mars, Brigitte. Natural First Aid. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1999. 137 pp.

Ogren, Thomas Leo. Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2000. 267 pp.

Pitchford, Paul. Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 1993. 705 pp.

Pizzorno, Joseph, Total Wellness. Rocklin, CA: Prima, 1996. 419 pp.

Poxiletik, Syunal. Plantas Medicinales. Mexico: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, 1992. 73 pp.

Prevention Magazine Health Books. The Complete Book of Cancer Prevention. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1988. 562 pp.

Roberts, Wayne, Rod MacRae, and Lori Stahlbrand. Real Food for a Change. Random House of Canada, 1999. 243 pp.

Ross, Julia. The Mood Cure. New York: Viking, 2002. 387 pp.

Schwarzbein, Diana. The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth about Losing Weight, Being Healthy, and Feeling Young. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 1999. 364 pp.

Sears, Barry. Enter the Zone: A Dietary Road Map. New York: Regan Books, 1995. 286 pp.

Sehnert, Keith W. How to Be Your Own Doctor . . . Sometimes. New York: Putnam, 1985.

Simpson, Harold N. Unhealthy Food = Unhealthy People. Chicago: Peter Jon Simpson, 1994. 117 pp.

Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux. The Essene Way: Biogenic Living.

Matsqui, Canada: I.B.S. International, 1989. 184 pp.

———. Search for the Ageless. Vol. 1, My Unusual Adventures on the Five Continents in Search for the Ageless. Nelson, Canada: International Biogenic Society (P.O. Box 849, Nelson, BC V1L 6A5, Canada), 1977. 211 pp.

Tourles, Stephanie. Natural Foot Care. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 187 pp.

Voisin, André. Soil, Grass and Cancer. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 1999. 370 pp.

Walker, N. W. Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. Prescott, AZ: Norwalk Press (P.O. Box 12260, Prescott, AZ 86304-2260), 1970. 118 pp.

Warburg, Otto. The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer. Trans. Dean Burk. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 1969. 15 pp.

*Werner, David. Donde no Hay Doctor: Una Guia para los Campesinos Que Viven Lejos de los Centros Médicos. Berkeley, CA: The Hesperian Foundation, 1995. 455 pp.

———. Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook. Berkeley, CA: The Hesperian Foundation, 1992. 446 pp. BL

*———. Helping Health Workers Learn. Palo Alto, CA: The Hesperian Foundation (Box 1692, Palo Alto, CA 94302), 1982. 573 pp. BL

Hedges

*Brooks, Alan. Hedging: A Practical Handbook, 3rd ed. Wallingford, UK: British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, 1988. 120 pp. Excellent book on the practical techniques needed to establish living fences.

Dowdeswell, W. H. Hedgerows and Verges. London: Allen and Unwin, 1987. 190 pp.

Elliott, Charles. “The Age of Hedges.” Horticulture, August/September 1993.

Hart, Edward. Hedge Laying and Fencing—The Countryman’s Art Explained. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: Thorsons, 1981. 128 pp.

Kuchelmeister, Guido. Hedges for Resource-Poor Land Users in Developing Countries. Eschborn, Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (Postfach 5180, D-65726 Eschborn), 1989. 256 pp.

*White, John T. Hedgerow. New York: William Morrow, 1980. 46 pp.  Excellent.

Herbs


Adam, Katherine L. Lavender Production, Products, Markets, and Entertainment Farms: Value Added Processing Guide. Fayetteville, AR: ATTRA, 2004. 13 pp.

Barclay, Gwen, and Madalene Hill. “Hold That Flavor.” The Herb Companion, October/November 2000: 34–37.

Bass, Ruth. Herbal Breads. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Herbal Salads. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Herbal Soups. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Herbal Sweets. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Mushrooms Love Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Onions Love Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Peppers Love Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

———. Tomatoes Love Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 63 pp.

Bender, Richard W. Herbal Bonsai: Practicing the Art with Fast-Growing Herbs. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996. 100 pp.

Blose, Nora, and Dawn Cusick. Herb Drying Handbook. New York: Sterling, 1993. 96 pp.

*Bremness, Lesley. Herbs: The Visual Guide to More Than 700 Herb Species from around the World. New York: DK Publishing, 1994. 304 pp.

Brown, Deni. New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. London: DK, 2001. 448 pp.

Byers, Dorie. Herbal Remedy Gardens. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 219 pp.

Castleman, Michael. The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991. 436 pp.

Cech, Richo. Making Plant Medicine. Williams, OR: Horizon Herbs, 2000. 282 pp.

Davies, Jill Rosemary. Milk Thistle. Boston, MA: Element Books, 2000. 57 pp.

DeBaggio, Thomas. “Growing Herbs from Seed.” The Herb Companion, October/November 1988: 9–13.

Elliott, Brook. “Make Your Own Herbal Medicines.” Mother Earth News, June/July 2004: 82–85.

*Foster, Gertrude B., et al. Park’s Success with Herbs. Greenwood, SC: George W. Park Seed Co., 1980. 192 pp.

Foster, Steven. Echinacea: Nature’s Immune Enhancer. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1991. 150 pp.

———. Herbs for Your Health. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1996. 121 pp.

Foster, Steven, and Varro E. Tyler. Tyler’s Honest Herbal. New York: Haworth Press, 1999. 442 pp.

Grieve, M. A Modern Herbal. London: Tiger, 1994. 912 pp.

Hartung, Tammi. Growing 101 Herbs That Heal. Pownal, VT: Storey, 2000. 250 pp.

The Herb Companion. (243 E. 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537.) Magazine.

Herzberger, Heidi. “Liquid Herbs.” The Herb Companion, April/May 1998: 52–54.

Hobbs, Christopher. Ginkgo: Elixir of Youth. Santa Cruz, CA: Botanica Press, 1995. 80 pp.

———. Milk Thistle: The Liver Herb. Loveland, CO: Botanica Press, 1984. 32 pp.

———. St. John’s Wort: The Mood Enhancing Herb. Loveland, CO: Botanica Press, 1997. 176 pp.

———. Usnea: The Herbal Antibiotic and Other Medicinal Lichens. Capitola, CA: Botanica Press, 1990. 20 pp.

———. Valerian: The Relaxing and Sleep Herb. Capitola, CA: Botanica Press, 1993. 71 pp.

Hoffmann, David L. The Herb User’s Guide. Rochester, VT: Thorsons, 1987. 240 pp.

———. The New Holistic Herbal. Rockport, MA: Element, 1992. 284 pp.

Hollis, Joe. “Chinese Medicinal Herbs.” The Permaculture Activist, June 1996: 22–24.

Hylton, William H., ed. The Rodale Herb Book. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1974. 653 pp.

Keville, Kathy. “A Guide to Harvesting.” Part 2 in the Herbal Craftsman. Herb Farm (14648 Pear Tree Ln., Nevada City, CA 95959), n.d. 3 pp.

———. “Herbal Help for the Respiratory Tract.” Vegetarian Times Magazine, February 1988.

———. “Herbal Tinctures, Everything You Wanted to Know . . .” Vegetarian Times/Well Being, No. 49.

———. “Herbs for the Immune System.” Herbs! Magazine, 13–16.

———. The Illustrated Herb Encyclopedia. Mallard Press, 1991. 224 pp.

———. “Make Your Herbal First Aid Kit.” Well-Being Magazine, No. 30, 1978.

———. “Salves—Making and Keeping Your Own.” Vegetarian Times/Well Being, No. 47. (Or write to Herb Farm, 14684 Pear Tree Ln., Nevada City, CA 95959).

———. “Say Goodbye to Colds and Flu.” Vegetarian Times Magazine, February 1988.

Kowalchick, Claire, et al. Rodale’s Encyclopedia of Herbs. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1987. 545 pp.

Lima, Patrick. The Harrowsmith Illustrated Book of Herbs. Camden East Ontario, Canada: Camden House, 1986. 175 pp.

Mabey, Richard. The New Age Herbalist. New York: Collier Books, 1988. 288 pp.

Mackin, Jeanne. The Cornell Book of Herbs and Edible Flowers. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1993. 104 pp.

Maine, Sandy. Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 155 pp.

Marcin, Marietta Marshall. Herbal Tea Gardens: 22 Plans for Your Enjoyment and Well-Being. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 187 pp.

McClure, Susan. The Herb Gardener. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 236 pp.

McLeod, Judith A. Lavender, Sweet Lavender. Kenthurst, Australia: Kangaroo Press, 1989. 120 pp.

McNaughton, Virginia. Lavender: The Grower’s Guide. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000. 180 pp.

Miller, Amy Bess. Shaker Medicinal Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 215 pp.

Mowrey, Daniel B. Proven Herbal Blends: A Rational Approach to Prevention and Remedy. Lehi, UT: Cormorant Books (P.O. Box 386, Lehi, UT 84043), 1986. 46 pp.

Nuzzi, Debra. Pocket Herbal Reference Guide. Santa Cruz, CA: The Crossing Press, 1992. 138 pp.

Ody, Penelope. Healing with Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 160 pp.

Oppenheimer, Betty. Gifts for Herb Lovers. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1997. 123 pp.

Oster, Maggie. Herb Mixtures and Spicey Blends. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 156 pp.

*Phillips, Harriet Flannery. “Herbal Ground Covers: Useful plants for Problem Areas.” The Herb Companion, June/July 1997: 36–41.

Phillips, Roger, and Nicky Foy. The Random House Book of Herbs: How to Grow or Gather Herbal Plants and Use Them for Cooking. New York: Random House, 1990. 192 pp.

Pilarski, Michael. Resource Guide to Sustainable Wildcrafting and Medicinal Herbs in the Pacific Northwest. Bellingham, WA: Friends of the Trees Society, 2000. 82 pp.

Proctor, Peter. Grasp the Nettle. New Zealand: Random House New Zealand, 1997. 176 pp.

Romm, Aviva, and Tracy Romm. ADHD Alternatives. Pownal, VT: Versa Press, 2001. 149 pp.

Shores, Sandie. Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 453 pp.

Smith, Ed. Therapeutic Herb Manual: The Therapeutic Administration of Medicinal Herb Compounds. Williams, OR: Herb Farm (20260 Williams Hwy, Williams, OR), 1997. 65 pp.

St. Clare, Debra. The Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Preparing Natural Remedies at Home. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1997. 150 pp.

Sturdivant, Lee, and Tim Blakley. Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace. Friday Harbor, WA: San Juan Naturals, 1999. 323 pp.

Sunset Editors. How to Grow Herbs. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1974. 80 pp.

Tierra, Lesley. The Herbs of Life: Health and Healing Using Western and Chinese Techniques. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1992. Food as medicine, natural living, and herbs from East and West.

Tierra, Michael. Planetary Herbology. Santa Fe, NM: Lotus Press, 1988. 485 pp.

———. The Way of Herbs. New York: Pocket Books, 1990. Excellent guide to herbal health and lifestyle.
Tolley, Emelie, et al. Herbs, Gardens, Decorations and Recipes. New York: Crown, 1985. 244 pp.

Tourles, Stephanie. The Herbal Body Book. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1994. 122 pp.

Tyler, Varro E., and James E. Robbers. Tyler’s Herbs of Choice. New York: Haworth Press, 1999. 287 pp.

van Wyk, Ben-Erik, and Michael Wink. Medicinal Plants of the World. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. 480 pp.

Vickers, Lois. The Scented Lavender Book. Dawsonville, GA: Little Brown, 1991. 80 pp.

Wallis, Gail. “Herbal Skin Care.” The Herb Companion, April/May 1992.

Wright, Robert R. “Ginseng and Goldenseal.” Countryside and Small Stock Journal, March/April 1996: 28–29.

High-Altitude Food Raising

Allen, Judy. “Endless Summer.” National Gardening, October 1989: 36–39, 50–51.

*———. “A Mountain Legend.” National Gardening, November 1987: 24–27.

*———.“Mountain Top Gardening.” National Gardening, September 1985: 14–18.

*———. “Seedlings Under Snow.” National Gardening, November 1986: 12–13.

*———. “Undercover Report.” National Gardening, September 1986: 18–19.

Coleman, Clara. “My Rocky Mountain Winter Garden.” Mother Earth News, December/January 2004: 24–25.

Jodha, N. S., M. Banskota, and Teg Partap. Sustainable Mountain Agriculture. Vol. 1, Perspectives and Issues. Mohan Primlani for Oxford & IBH (Pvt. Ltd., 66 Janpath, New Delhi 110 001, India), 1992. 389 pp.

———. Sustainable Mountain Agriculture. Vol. 2, Farmers’ Strategies and Innovative Approaches. New Delhi, India: Mohan Primlani for Oxford and IBH, 1992. 389 pp.

Mountain Agriculture. Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1988). Information for low external input agriculture (P.O. Box 64, 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands). An excellent magazine. 24 pp.

Rocky Mountain Gardener. (403 N. Pine, Gunnison, CO 81230.) Quarterly.

Weinberg, July. Growing Food in the High Desert. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1985. 91 pp.

History

Bender, Barbara. Farming in Prehistory. London: John Baker, 1975.

Buchanan, Keith. Transformation of the Chinese Earth. New York: Praeger, 1970. 335 pp.

Burrill, George C., and James R. Nolfi. Land, Bread, and History: A Research Report on the Potential for Food Self-Sufficiency in Vermont. Burlington, VT: Center for Studies in Food Self-Sufficiency, Vermont Institute of Community Involvement, 1976. 93 pp.

Dazhong, Wen, and David Pimentel. “Seventeenth Century Organic Agriculture in China: I. Cropping Systems in Jiaxing Region.” Human Ecology, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1986): 1–14.

———. “Seventeenth Century Organic Agriculture in China: II Energy Flows through an Agroecosystem in Jiaxing Region.” Vol. 14, No. 1, 1986, 15–28.

Doherty, Catherine de Hueck. Apostolic Farming. Combermere, Canada: Madonna House Publications (Combermere, ON K0J 1L0, Canada), n.d. 22 pp.

Fenton, Carroll Lane, and Herminie B. Kitchen. Plants That Feed Us: The Story of Grains and Vegetables. New York: John Day, 1956. 95 pp.

Hanson, Victor Davis. Fields Without Dreams. New York: Free Press, 1997. 289 pp.

———. The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999. 566 pp.

———. Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998. 281 pp.

Huxley, Anthony. An Illustrated History of Gardening. New York: Paddington Press, 1978. 352 pp.

*King, F. H. Farmers of Forty Centuries. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1972. 441 pp. IL

MacNeish, Richard S. The Origins of Agriculture and Settled Life. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. 433 pp.

Mann, Albert Russell. Beginnings in Agriculture. New York: Macmillan, 1926.

Matheny, Ray T., and Deanne L. Gurr. “Variation in Prehistorical Agricultural Systems of the New World.” Annual Review of Anthropology 12, 1983: 79–103.

Miller, Naomi, and Kathryn Gleason. The Archaeology of Garden and Field. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994. 221 pp.

Nabham, Gary Paul. Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, a nd Story. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1997. 338 pp.

Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China. Vol. VI:2, Biology and Biological Technology: Agriculture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1984. 724 pp.

Ponting, Clive. A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations. New York: Penguin, 1991. 430 pp.

Rasmussen, Wayne D. Agriculture in the United States: A Documentary History. New York: Random House, 1975. 365 pp.

Reed, Charles A., ed. Origins of Agriculture. The Hague, The Netherlands: Mouton, 1977. 1,013 pp.

*Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin, 1992. 619 pp.

Strueur, Stuart. Prehistoric Agriculture. Garden City, NY: Natural History Press, 1971. 733 pp.

“Traditional Agriculture in Sri Lanka.” The Ecologist, October 1982: 209-216. Edward Goldsmith interviews Mudiyanse Tenakoon on agriculture in poor countries.

Waln, Nora. The House of Exile. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1933. 337 pp.

Weatherford, Jack. Indian Givers. New York: Random House, 1988. 272 pp.

Weaver, William Woys. 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 2000. 316 pp.

Wilson, Gilbert L. Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society, 1987. 129 pp.

Homesteading

Adrosko, Rita J.  Natural Dyes And Home Dying; A Practical Guide With Over 150 Recipes.  New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc. (180 Varick St. New York, NY 10014), 1971.  154 pp.

*BackHome Magazine. (P.O. Box 370, Mountain Home, NC 28758.) Excellent urban and rural “homesteading” skills periodical.

Bacon, R. M. The Yankee Magazine Book of Forgotten Arts. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978. 219 pp.

Bakule, Paula Dreifus, ed. Rodale’s Book of Practical Formulas: Easy-to-Make, Easy-to-Use Recipes for Hundreds of Everyday Activities and Tasks. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991. 456 pp.

Blankenship, Bart and Robin. Earth Knack: Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century. Layton, UT: Gibbs-Smith, 1996. 192 pp.

Bromfield, Louis. Out of the Earth. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1950. 305 pp.

Buchanan, Rita.  A Weaver’s Garden.  Loveland, CO: Interweave Press (306 N. Washington Ave. Loveland, CO 80537), 1987.  230 pp. 

Buchanan, Rita.  A Dyer’s Garden; From Plant To Pot, Growing Dyes For Natural Fibers.  Loveland, CO: Interweave Press (201 E. 4th St. Loveland, CO 80537), 1995.  112 pp.

Burns, Deborah, ed. Storey’s Basic Country Skills. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 564 pp.

*Burns, Scott. The Household Economy. Boston: Beacon House, 1974.

Byler, Emma (Jonas Em). Plain and Happy Living: Amish Recipes and Remedies. Cleveland, Ohio: Goosefoot Acres Press, 1991. 156 pp.

Cameron, Brenda and Brian. Making Bent Willow Furniture. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 139 pp.

Dry Stone Walling. London: British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY, England), 1977. 120 pp.

Dwyer, C. P. The Homestead Builder: Practical Hints for Handy-Men: A Classic Guide to Building Cabins and Houses from Scratch, 10th ed. New York: The Lyons Press, 1998. 145 pp.

Edholm, Steven, Tamara Wilder.  Friction Firemaking; Hand Drill Firemaking. (P.O. Box 876 Boonville, CA 95415. Ph: 707-391-8683).  www.paleotechnics.com

**Emery, Carla. The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old-Fashioned Recipe Book. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1994. 858 pp.

Emptor, C. “Buying Country Property.” BackHome Magazine, September/October 1997: 18–19.

Farallones Institute. The Integral Urban House: Self-Reliant Living in the City. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1979. 494 pp.

Farm Conveniences and How to Make Them. New York: The Lyons Press, 1998. 256 pp.

Gussow, Joan Dye. This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2001. 273 pp.

Halweil, Brian. Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. New York: Norton, 2004. 236 pp.

Higginbothan, Pearl, and Mary Ellen Pinkham. Mary Ellen’s Best of Helpful Hints: Fast/Easy/Fun Ways of Solving Household Problems. New York: Warner, 1979. 119 pp.

The Home Workplace. Compiled by the editors of Organic Gardening and Farming. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1979. 127 pp.

Jason, Dan. Living Lightly on the Land: Self-Reliance in Food and Medicine. Salt Spring Island, Canada: Barnyard Grafix (Box 444, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W1, Canada), 1998. 142 pp.

Keiley, Lynn. “Choosing Safe Lumber.” Mother Earth News, February/March 2003: 104–106.

Kerr, Pat.  “A Simple Cheese Press; It’s Fairly Easy to Make Your Own Inexpensive Press.”  Back Home Magazine.  Nov/Dec 2009.  Pp. 56-57.
Khosla, Ron.  “Build Your Own Walk-In Cooler.”  Growing For Market.  Nov/Dec 2009.  Pp. 6-9.

Lawrence, James, ed. The Harrowsmith Reader: The Best from Canada’s Award Winning Magazine of Country Life and Alternatives to Bigness. Camden East, Ontario, Canada: Camden House Publishing, 1978. 287 pp.

Lyle, David. The Book of Masonry Stoves. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1997. 192 pp.

Mack, Norman, ed. Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills. Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest, 1981. 456 pp.

*Mails, Thomas E.  The Hopi Survival Kit; The Prophecies, Instructions, and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders.  New York, NY: Penguin Compass (375 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014), 1997.  376 pp.

Marks, Vic, and Michael Kovacsics, eds. The Farmstead Book. Seattle, WA: Cloudburst, 1978. 258 pp.

Martin, George A. Fences, Gates, and Bridges and How to Build Them. New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. 192 pp.

McCornack, Jack.  “Our DIY Car; The Quest for 100 MPG.”  Mother Earth News.  Oct/Nov 2009.  Pp. 64-68.

McRaven, Charles. Stonework Techniques and Projects. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1997. 183 pp.

Morgan, Scott & Chloe and David & Susan Taylor.  Hot Water. Santa Barbara, CA: Hot Water (350 E Mountain Dr Santa Barbara CA 93108), 1974. 23 pp.

Nearing, Helen. Loving and Leaving the Good Life. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1992. 194 pp.

*Nearing, Helen and Scott. Continuing the Good Life. New York: Schocken, 1979. 194 pp.

*———. Living the Good Life. New York: Schocken, 1970. 213 pp.

Neese, Harvey C. The Almanac of Rural Living: The Illustrated Do-It-Yourself Library of Rural Living. Troy, ID: N & N Resources, 1976. 483 pp.

Orem, Howard and Susan. Country Land and Its Uses. Healdsburg, CA: Naturegraph Publishers, 1974. 310 pp.

Philippe-Johnson, L. Kevin and Donna. “How We Went from $42,000 to $6,500 and Lived to Tell about It!” Countryside and Small Stock Journal November/December 2005: 47–50.

Preston, Edward. How to Buy Land Cheap. Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited (P.O. Box 1197, Port Townsend, WA 98368), 1991. 141 pp.

Proulx, Earl. Make It Last. Dublin, NH: Yankee, 1997. 394 pp.

Richard’s, Lynn, Ronald J. Tyrl.  Dyes From American Native Plants; A Practical Guide.  Portland, OR: Timber Press, Inc. (The Haseltine Building, 133 S. W. Second Ave., Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204), 2005.  339 pp.

Roy, Rob. Mortgage Free! Radical Strategies for Home Ownership. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1998. 353 pp.

The Rural Institute and the Ukiah Community Center. Simple Living: Proceedings of Second Annual Simple Living Workshops. Ukiah, CA: The Rural Institute, 1977. 121 pp.

Savage, D. S. Self-Sufficient Country Living. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1978. 304 pp.

Schaeffer, John. Real Goods Solar Living Source Book. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2001. 590 pp. Includes land, shelter, water, heating, electricity, and more.

*Scher, Les and Carol. Finding and Buying Your Place in the Country, 4th ed. Chicago: Real Estate Education Co., 1996. 414 pp.

*Seymour, John. The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency. London: Faber and Faber, 1976. 256 pp. Coffee-table size. Includes grains, livestock, energy, and skills such as spinning, metalwork, and thatching. IL

———. The Guide to Self-Sufficiency. New York: Popular Mechanics Books, 1976. 256 pp.

———. La Vida en el Campo y El Horticultor Autosuficiente. Barcelona: Blume, 1991. 256 pp.

Seymour, John and Sally. Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-acre Farm. New York: Schocken Books, 1973. 249 pp.

———. Self-Sufficiency: The Science and Art of Producing and Preserving Your Own Food. London: Faber and Faber, 1973. 250 pp. Includes information on food storage and farming.

Slay, Israel. Homesteaders Handbook: A Guide to Raising, Growing, Preparing and Preserving Foodstuffs . . . and a Few Side Trips. San Francisco: Homesteader’s Handbook, 1975. 318 pp.

Stein, Matthew. When Technology Fails. Santa Fe, NM: Clear Light Publishers, 2000. 405 pp.

Still, Dean, Nordica MacCarthy, Damon Ogle, Dr. Tami Bond, Dr. Mark Bryden.  Comparing Cook Stoves. (Aprovecho Research Center, Advanced Studies in Appropriate Technology Laboratory, P.O. Box 156, Cresswell, Oregon 97426), 2007. 124 pp.

Still, Dean, Mike Hatfield, and Peter Scott. Capturing Heat Two. Cottage Grove, OR: Aprovecho Research Center, 2000. 44 pp.

Storey Books Editors. Country Wisdom and Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land. New York: Workman Publishing, 2004. 480 pp. A real treasure trove of information.

Sun Bear, Wabun, Nimimosha, and the Tribe. The Bear Tribe’s Self Reliance Book. Spokane, WA: 1977. 144 pp.
Wilder, Tamara.  Cordage Fiber Plants Overview; Make Your Own String. www.paleotechnics.com.  P.O. Box 876 Boonville, CA 95415.

Thorburn, Craig.  Teknologi Kampungan; A Collection of Indigenous Indonesian Technologies.  Stanford, CA (Appropriate Technology Project, Volunteers in Asia, P.O. Box 4543, Stanford, CA 94305), 1982.  154 pp.

Tresemer, David. Splitting Firewood. Brattleboro, VT: Hand and Foot, 1981. 142 pp.

Turnipseed, Jane. “Heat-Saving Window Shades.” BackHome Magazine, January/February 2006: 38–39.

United Country Magazine. (United National Real Estate 4700 Belleview, Ste. 200, Kansas City, MO 64112.) Good source for farm real estate listings.

Vivian, John. Building Stone Walls. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way, 1978. 109 pp.

———. The Manual of Practical Homesteading. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1975. 340 pp.

———. Wood Heat. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. 428 pp.

Watts, Steven M.  Practicing Primitive; A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills.  Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher (P.O. Box 667 Layton, UT 84041), 2004.  225 pp.

*Wells, Kenneth McNeil. The Owl Pen Reader. New York: Doubleday, 1969. 445 pp.

Wenn, Richard and Eleanor Young, ed. Resources for Appropriate Technology in Santa Clara County. San Jose, CA: The County Office of Appropriate Technology, Planning Department (County Government Center, East Wing, Sixth Floor, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA, 95110), 2978. 105 pp.

Zwinger, Ann. Beyond the Aspen Grove. New York: Random House, 1970. 368 pp.

Houseplants

Arthurs, Kathryn L., ed. How to Grow African Violets. Menlo Park, CA; Lane Publishing Co., 1977. 80 pp.

Jacobsen, Pamela D. “Make Your Own Houseplant Fertilizers.” BackHome Magazine, January/February 2006: 33–35.

March, Ken. Houseplants for Free:  A Step-by-Step Guide to the Propagation of Healthy Houseplants. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1988. 127 pp.

Housing

Alexander, Christopher, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein. A Pattern Language. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. 1,171 pp.

Bainbridge, David. Plastered Straw Bale Construction. Canelo, AZ: The Canelo Project (HCR Box 324, Canelo, AZ 85611), 1992. 44 pp.

Baldwin, J., and Stewart Brand. Soft-Tech. New York: Penguin Books, 1978. 175 pp.

Beard, D. C. Shelters, Shacks and Shanties. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1992. 243 pp.

Beaudoin, Edna. “The Stenman Paper House.” BackHome Magazine, November/December 2000: 45.

Bee, Becky. The Cob Builder’s Handbook. Murphy, OR: Groundworks (P.O. Box 381, Murphy, OR 97553), 1997. 173 pp.

Billett, Michael. Thatching and Thatched Buildings. London: Robert Hale Limited, 1979. 208 pp.

Broadstreet, Jim. Building with Junk and Other Good Stuff: A Guide to Home Building and Remodeling Using Recycled Materials. Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited (P.O. Box 1197, Port Townsend, WA 98368), 1990. 162 pp.

Burnham, Richard. Housing Ourselves: Creating Affordable, Sustainable Shelter. New York: McGraw Hill, 1998. 196 pp.

Chiras, Daniel D. The Natural House. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2000. 468 pp.

Cruz, William. Will’s Guide to Building the $9,000 House. Santa Cruz, CA: Unity Press, 1978. 176 pp.

Easton, David. The Rammed Earth Experience. Wilseyville, CA: Blue Mountain Press, 1982. 71 pp.

Eccli, Eugene, ed. Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Shelter for the Owner and Builder. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 1976. 408 pp.

Evans, Ianto, Michael G. Smith, and Linda Smiley. The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and
Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002. 346 pp.

Foreman, Patricia, and Andy Lee. A Tiny Home to Call Your Own. Buena Vista, VA: Good Earth Publications, 2005. 208 pp.

Grady, Wayne. Green Home Planning and the Environmentally Advanced House. Buffalo, NY: Camden House, 1993. 208 pp.

Gray, Alan T., and Anne Hall, eds. Strawbale Homebuilding. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000. 156 pp.

Gray, Virginia, and Alan Macrae. Mud Space and Spirit: Handmade Adobes. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1976. 93 pp.

Hunton, Linda Mason. The Natural Home Handbook. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991. 39 pp.
Jeswald, Peter. Homework: Ten Steps to Foolproof Planning Before Building. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1995. 294 pp.

Jones, Barbara. Building with Straw Bales: A Practical Guide for the UK and Ireland. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2002. 125 pp.

Kern, Ken. The Owner-Built Home. Oakhurst, CA: Ken Kern Drafting (P.O. Box 550, Oakhurst, CA 93644), 1972. 274 pp.

Khalili, Nader. Ceramic Houses: How to Build Your Own. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. 221.
———. Racing Alone: A Visionary Architect’s Quest for Houses Made with Earth and Fire. New York: Harper & Row, 1983. 241 pp.

The Last Straw: The Grass Roots Journal of Straw-Bale and Natural Building (HC 66, Box 9, Hillsboro, NM 88042). Periodical.

Leckie, Jim, et al. More Other Homes and Garbage: Designs for Self-Sufficient Living. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1981. 374 pp.

MacDonald, S. O. A Visual Primer to Straw-Bale Construction. Gila, NM: Appropriate Development Project, UGWA (P.O. Box 383, Gila, NM), 1999. 22 pp.

MacDonald, S. O. and Orien. A Straw-Bale Primer. Self-published (P.O. Box 58, Gila, NM 88038), 1992. 24 pp.

Magwood, Chris, et al. “Expert Advice on Straw Bale Building.” Mother Earth News, February/March 2006: 58–64.
Middleton, G. F. Build Your House of Earth. Melbourne, Australia: Compendium Pty, 1975. 110 pp.

Myhrman, Matts. Build It with Bales: Version 2. Tucson, AZ: Out On Bale, (un)limited, 1997.

Niemeir, Randy and Donna. Montana Log Cabin, Rugged and Rustic, $12,000. Helmville, MT: Randy and Donna Niemeir (P.O. Box 69, Helmville, Montana 59843), n.d. 37 pp.

Norton, John. Building with Earth: A Handbook. Rugby, UK: Intermediate Technology Development Group (Myson House, Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HT, UK), 1986. 68 pp.

Oehler, Mike. The $50 and Up Underground House Book. Bonners Ferry, ID: Mole, 1997. 115 pp.

Pearson, David. The Natural House Book. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. 287 pp.

Roberts, Carolyn. A House of Straw: A Natural Building Odyssey. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002. 238 pp.

Roy, Rob. Mortgage Free! Radical Strategies for Home Ownership. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1998. 353 pp.

Sear, Jon.  “Cohousing – A Route to Zero Carbon Living?’  Clean Slate.  Nov/Dec 2010.  Pg. 24-25.

Smith, Michael G. The Cobber’s Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home. Cottage Grove, OR: Cob Cottage Co., 2000: 134 pp.

Solberg, Gordon. “Papercrete and Fibrous Adobe.” BackHome Magazine, November/December 2000: 40–44.

Vélez, Simón, et al. Grow Your Own House, Simón Vélez and Bamboo Architecture. Weil am Rhein, Germany: Vitra Design Museum, 2000. 255 pp.

Walker, Lester. Tiny, Tiny Houses. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1986. 220 pp.

Wells, Malcolm. How to Build an Underground House. Brewster, MA: Malcolm Wells (673 Satucket Rd., Brewster, MA 02631), 1991. 96 pp.

Whitefield, Patrick. Tipi Living. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1987. 43 pp.

Wojciechowska, Paulina. Building with Earth: A Guide to Flexible-Form Earthbag Construction. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2001. 163 pp.

Human Waste

*Beeby, John. Future Fertility: Transforming Human Waste into Human Wealth. Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1998. 164 pp.

Chy, Viet. Human Faeces, Urine and Their Utilization. Bangkok, Thailand: Environmental Sanitation Information Center (Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 2754, Bangkok, Thailand), 1978.

Clayton, Doug, and Dave Jacke. The Gap Mountain Permaculture Mouldering Toilet. Jaffrey, NH: Gap Mountain Permaculture, 1992. 32 pp.

Del Porto, David, and Carol Steinfeld. The Composting Toilet System Book. Concord, MA: The Center for Ecological Pollution Prevention (CEPP, P.O. Box 1330, Concord, MA), 1999. 234 pp.

Feachem, R. G., et al. Appropriate Technology for Water Supply and Sanitation. Vol. 3, Health Aspects of Excreta and Sullae Management—A State of the Art Review. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1981. 80 pp.

Harper, Peter. Fertile Waste: Managing Your Domestic Sewage. Machynlleth, UK: The Centre for Alternative Technology, 1994. 26 pp.

Harper, Peter, and Louise Halestrap. Lifting the Lid: An Ecological Approach to Toilet Systems. Machynlleth, UK: The Centre for Alternative Technology, 1999. 153 pp.

Huggins, Geoffrey. “Building and Using a Composting Privy.” BackHome Magazine, May/June 1999: 41–43.

*Jenkins, Joseph. The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 3rd ed. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2005. 255 pp. AL

___. “Humanure Headquarters” Web Site: www.jenkinspublishing.com

Kahn, Lloyd, Blair Allen, and Julie Jones. The Septic System Owner’s Manual. Bolinas, CA: Shelter Publications, 2000. 161 pp.

Shuval, H. L., et al. Appropriate Technology for Water Supply and Sanitation. Vol. 10, Nightsoil Composting. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1981. 81 pp.

Steinfeld, Carol. Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants. Sheffield, VT: Green Frigate Books, 2004. 88 pp.

*Stoner, C. H., ed. Goodbye to the Flush Toilet. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977.

*Van der Ryn, Sim. The Toilet Papers. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1978. 124 pp.

Hydroponics

*Douglas, Sholto. Hydroponics: The Bengal System with Notes on Other Methods of Soil-less Cultivation. Bombay: Oxford University Press, 1959. 185 pp.

Grotzke, Heinz. “Can Food Plants Grown Hydroponically Be Considered Organically Grown?” The Voice of Demeter (Newsletter of the Demeter Association, Inc. for Certification of Biodynamic Agriculture), Summer 1999: 10.

Haq, A. H. M. Rezaul, Tapan Kumar Ghosal, and Pritam Ghosh. “Cultivating Wetlands in Bangladesh,” LIESA, December 2004: 18–20.

 

 

 

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Adams, Barbara Berst. Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth. Auburn, CA: New World Publishing, 2004. 174 pp.

Byczynski, Lynn. Marketing Your Produce: Ideas for Small-Scale Farmers. Auburn, KS: Fairplain Publications, 1997. 112 pp.

DeVault, George. “City Farm Grosses $238,000 on 1⁄2 Acre.” The New Farm, July/August 1990: 12–15.  Actually, on a 1/4 acre of planted surface.

Gibson, Eric. “Big Bucks from Small Acres.” Income Opportunities, July/August 1988: 54–56.

———. Sell What You Sow! Carmichael, CA: New World, 1994. 302 pp.

Harlan, Michael and Linda. Growing Profits: How to Start and Operate a Backyard Nursery. Citrus Heights, CA: Moneta, 1997. 205 pp.

Henderson, Peter. Gardening for Profit. Chillicothe, IL: American Botanist Booksellers (P.O. Box 532, Chillicothe, IL 61523). 243 pp.

Lee, Andrew. Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow. Burlington, VT: Good Earth Publications (P.O. Box 4352, Burlington, VT 05406-4352), 1993. 351 pp.

Olson, Michael. MetroFarm: The Guide to Growing for Big Profit on a Small Parcel of Land. Santa Cruz, CA: TS Books (P.O. Box 1244, Santa Cruz, CA 95061), 1994. 498 pp.

Osgood, William. How to Earn a Living in the Country (Without Farming). Charlotte, VT: Garden Way Publishing, 1974. 111 pp.

Platt, Ellen Spector. How to Profit from Flower and Herb Crafts. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996. 202 pp.

Profitable Farming Now! Emmaus, PA: Regenerative Agriculture Association, 1985. 100 pp.

“Salad: Fresh from 4th Street.” Berkeley Ecology Center Newsletter, March 1986: 2.

Specialty and Minor Crops Handbook, 2nd ed. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1998. 184 pp. Useful for economic mini-farming.

Spring Newsletter. Kona Kai Farms (1824 5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710), March 1988. 4 pp.

Sturdivant, Lee. Herbs for Sale: Growing and Marketing Herbs, Herbal Products and Herbal Know-How. Friday Harbor, WA: San Juan Naturals, 1994. 246 pp.

———. Profits from Your Backyard Herb Garden. Friday Harbor, WA: San Juan Naturals (P.O. Box 642, Friday Harbor, WA 98250), 1988. 118 pp.

Taylor, T. M. Secrets to a Successful Greenhouse and Business. Melbourne, FL: Green Earth, 1998. 279 pp.

Van En, Robyn. Basic Formula to Create Community-Supported Agriculture. Great Barrington, MA: CSA Indian Line Farm (R.R. 3, Box 85, Great Barrington, MA 02130), 1988. 80 pp.

Whatley, Booker. How to Make $100,000 Farming 25 Acres. Chillicothe, IL: The American Botanist, 1987. 180 pp.

Yepsen, Roger B., Jr. Growing for Market. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. 301 pp. Ideas for market gardeners.

Insect Life and Balance/Plant Health


“A Whole Farm Approach to Managing Pests.” Beltsville, MD: The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SARE)
Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992. 32 pp.

Ball, Jeff. Rodale’s Garden Problem Solver. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1988. 556 pp.

Barclay, Leslie W., et al. Insect and Disease Management in the Home Orchard. Berkeley, CA: California Cooperative Extension Service, 1981. 39 pp.

Brinton, William F. “The Control of Plant Pathogenic Fungi by Use of Compost Teas.” Biodynamics, January/February 1995: 12–15.

Buchmann, Stephen L., and Gary Paul Nabhan. The Forgotten Pollinators. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1996. 292 pp.

Carr, Anna. Rodale’s Color Handbook of Garden Insects. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1979. 241 pp.

Cavigelli, M. A., et al., eds. Michigan Field Crop Pest Ecology and Management. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2704. Lansing: Michigan State University, 2000. 108 pp.

Chaboussou, Francis. Healthy Crops: A New Agricultural Revolution. Charlbury, UK: Jon Carpenter Publishing for the Gaia Foundation, 2004. 234 pp.

Christie, Jesse R. Plant Nematodes: Their Bionomics and Control. Jacksonville, FL: H. & W. B. Drew, 1959. 256 pp.

Cranshaw, Whitney. Garden Insects of North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. 656 pp.

Curtis, Jennifer, et al. Harvest of Hope: The Potential for Alternative Agriculture to Reduce Pesticide Use. New York: Natural Resources Defense Council, 1991. 124 pp.

Dean, Molly. “Butterflies: Invite Them into Your Garden with These Easy-Care Shrubs.” National Gardening, July/August 1994: 38–41.

Edwards, Clive A., ed. Earthworm Ecology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2004. 441 pp.

Edwards, C. A., and P. J. Bohlen. Biology and Ecology of Earthworms. Chapman and Hall, 1996.

*Ellis, Barbara W., and Fern Bradley, eds. The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1996. 534 pp. Good color insect photos.

Fichter, George S. Insect Pests. New York: Golden Press, 1966. 160 pp.

Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Attracting and Feeding Birds. Conservation Bulletin No. 1. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, revised 1973. 10 pp.

Flint, Mary Louise. Pests of the Garden and Small Farm. University of California Publications, 1990.

Flint, Mary Louise, and Steve H. Dreistadt. Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998. 154 pp.

Free, J. B. Insect Pollination of Crops. New York: Academic Press, 1970. 544 pp.

Fuglie, Lowell J. Producing Food Without Pesticides: Local Solutions to Crop Pest Control in West Africa. Dakar, Senegal: Church World Service, 1998. 158 pp.

Gilkeson, Linda, Pam Peirce, and Miranda Smith. Rodale’s Pest and Disease Problem Solver. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1996. 384 pp.

Gordh, G., and D. H. Headrick. A Dictionary of Entomology. New York: CABI Publishing, 2001. 1032 pp.

Gordon, David George. The Western Society of Malacologists: Field Guide to the Slug. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books (1008 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98104), 1994. 48 pp.

Grainger, Janette, and Connie Moore. Natural Insect Repellents. Austin, TX: The Herb Bar (200 W. Mary, Austin, TX 78704), 1991. 152 pp.

Griffin, Brian L. The Orchard Mason Bee. Bellingham, WA: Knox Cellars Publishing, 1993. 69 pp.

Grissell, Eric. Insects and Gardens. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001. 343 pp.

Grossman, Joel, and Helga Olkowski. “Stopping Slugs and Snails.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Winter 1990: 7–18.

Hart, Rhonda Massingham. Bugs, Slugs and Other Thugs. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1991. 214 pp.

———. Squirrel Proofing Your Home and Garden. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1999. 153 pp.

Headrick, George and David. A Dictionary of Entomology. New York: CABI Publishing, 2001. 1032 pp.

Helyer, Neil, Kevin Brown, and Nigel D. Cattlin. A Color Handbook of Biological Control in Plant Protection. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003. 126 pp.

Hess, Lilo. The Amazing Earthworm. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1979. 48 pp.

Hoffmann, Michael P. Natural Enemies of Vegetable Insect Pests. Ithaca, NY: Resource Center (7 Business/Technology Park, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850), 1993. 63 pp.

Howes, F. N. Plants and Beekeeping. London: Faber and Faber, 1945. 224 pp.

*Hunter, Beatrice Trum. Gardening without Poisons. New York: Berkeley Publishing, 1971. 352 pp. Comprehensive survey of insect control methods.

Hunter, Charles D. Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America. Sacramento, CA: California Environmental Protection Agency (Department of Pesticide Regulation, Environmental Monitoring and Pest Management), 1992. 31 pp.

Insect Life. San Francisco: Pesticide Action Network (49 Powell St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94102). Computer disk (TAPP database).

Insect Pest Management Guidelines for California Landscape Ornamentals. University of California Pub. No. 3317, 1987.

Keville, Kathi. “Herbal Bug Repellents.” Well-Being Magazine, July 1982.

Klein, Hilary Dole, and Adrian M. Wenner. Tiny Game Hunting. New York: Bantam, 1991. 278 pp.

Larch, W. Physiological Plant Ecology. Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1980. 303 pp.

Least-Toxic Pest Management Publications Catalog. Berkeley, CA: The Bio-Integral Resource Center (P.O. Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707), April 1990. 11 pp.

Levi, Herbert W. Spiders. New York: Golden Press, 1968. 160 pp.

Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1916. 427 pp.

Maltas, Michael. Orchard Pest Management and Spray Schedule. Kimberton, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening, 1987. 27 pp. Available from BDFGA.

*McClure, Susan, and C. Colston Burrell. Rodale’s Successful Organic Gardening: Controlling of Pests and Diseases. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992.

*McGregor, S. E. Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crop Plants. Washington, DC: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1976. 411 pp. Excellent.

Mellon, Margaret, and Jane Rissler, eds. Now or Never: Serious New Plans to Save a Natural Pest Control. Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1998. 149 pp.

Metcalf, C. L., and W. Flint, revised by R. L. Metcalf. Destructive and Useful Insects—Their Habits and Control. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1951.

Mizejewski, David.  National Wildlife Federation-Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Creative Homeowner, A division of Federal Marketing Corp. (24 Park Way Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458), 2004.  127 pp.

Milne, Lorus, and Margery Milne. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders. New York: Knopf, 1980. 1,008 pp. Small format. Excellent color photographs!

Minnich, Jerry. The Earthworm Book. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977. 372 pp.

*Mitchell, Robert T. Butterflies and Moths. New York: Golden Press, 1962. 160 pp. BL

Newman, L. Hugh. Create a Butterfly Garden. Kingswood, England: World’s Work (Kingswood,
Fodworth, Surrey, England), 1969. 115 pp.

Olkowski, Helga. “Coping with Imported Fire Ants.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1989: 8–17.

———. “Learning to Welcome Beneficial Spiders in the Garden.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Summer 1991: 5–11.

Olkowski, William and Helga. “Carpenter Ants.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1985: 11–16.

———. “Carpenter Bees,” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1985: 17–19.

Olkowski, William, Helga Olkowski, and Shiela Daar. “Managing Ticks, the Least-Toxic Way.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1990: 4–16.

Peairs, Leonard Marion. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden, and Orchard, 4th ed. New York: John Wiley.

*Pesticide Action Network (49 Powell St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94102). Worldwide information clearinghouse on pesticide dangers.

Pesticide Perspectives. Santa Cruz, CA: Agroecology Program, University of California, 1990. 11 pp. Information brochure.

Philbrick, John and Helen. The Bug Book. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way, 1974. 126 pp. BL

Pimentel, David. “Reducing Pesticide Use through Alternative Agricultural Practices: Fungicides and Herbicides,” in Pesticide Interactions in Crop Production: Beneficial and Deleterious Effects, J. Altman, ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1993: 435–448.

Pimentel, David, et al. “Environmental and Economic Costs of Pesticide Use.” BioScience, November 1992: 750–760.

Pleasant, Barbara. “Organic Pest Control.” Mother Earth News, February/March 2006: 46–51.

Proctor, Michael, Peter Yeo, and Andrew Lack. The Natural History of Pollination. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1996. 479 pp.

Quarles, William. “Baiting Pharaoh or Argentine Ants.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Fall 1995: 5–13

———. “Fly Repellants.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Summer 1997: 13–19.

———. “Fly Traps.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Summer 1997: 5–12.

———. “Garlic as a Pesticide.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Fall 1999: 4–12.

———. “Grow Pesto for Your Pests!” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Fall 1999: 13–19.

———. “Least-Toxic Termite Baits.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1995: 5–17.

———. “Least-Toxic Termite Control.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Winter 1993: 5–14.

———. “Managing Pest Rabbits in Gardens and Fields.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Winter 1994: 5–14.

———. “Managing Tree Squirrels.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Fall 1995: 14–17.

———. “Protect Your Garden with Aspirin and Salicylate.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1996: 16–18.

———. “The Truth About Horsetails or Natural Plant Disease Protection from Silica.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1995: 18.

Quarles, William, and Laurie Swiadon. “Gophers and Moles: Under-ground Thugs and Blind Bandits.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1996: 5–15.

Rincon-Vitova Insectories (P.O. Box 95, Oak View, CA 93022). Predatory insect source.

Schwartz, P. H., Jr. Control of Insects on Deciduous Fruits and Tree Gnats in the Home Orchard—Without Insecticides. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Service, 1975. 36 pp.

Smith, Miranda, et al. Rodale’s Garden Insect, Disease and Weed Identification Guide. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1979. 328 pp.

*Smittle, Delilah, ed. Rodale’s Complete Garden Problem Solver. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1997. 346 pp.  BL

Starcher, Allison Mia. Good Bugs for Your Garden. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1995. 54 pp.

Stein, Dan. Least Toxic Home Pest Control. Eugene, OR: Hulogosi, 1991. 88 pp.

Swiadon, Laurie, and Tanya Drik. “Managing Pest Yellowjackets.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Winter 1998: 5–14.

Swiadon, Laurie, and William Quarles. “Integrated Rat Management.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Winter 1996: 5–15.

“Talking Plants.” Discover, April 2002: 46–51.

Tanem, Bob. Deer List: 1982 Update. San Rafael, CA: Santa Venetia Nursery (273 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903). 2 pp.

———. Deer Resistant Plant Books. Brochure.

Thurston, H. David. Sustainable Practices for Plant Disease Management in Traditional Farming Systems. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University (Department of Plant Pathology, 330 Plant Sciences Bldg., Ithaca, NY 14853), 1991. 300 pp.

Thurston, H. David, and Jeanne M. Parker. Raised Field and Plant Disease Management. Ithaca, NY: Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University. 21 pp.

Troetschler, Ruth, et al. Rebugging Your Home and Garden: A Step by Step Guide to Modern Pest Control. Los Altos, CA: PTF Press, 1996. 256 pp.

Van Den Bosch, Robert. The Pesticide Conspiracy. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1978. 223 pp.

Vivian, John. Keeping Bees. Charlotte, VT: Williamson, 1986. 238 pp.

Wiles, Richard and Christopher Campbell. Washed, Peeled, Contaminated: Pesticide Residues in Ready-to-Eat Fruits and Vegetables. Washington, DC: Environmental Working Group, 1994. 32 pp.

Woodward, Penny. Pest-Repellent Plants. Flemington, Victoria, Australia: Hyland House Publishing Pty Ltd, 1997. 128 pp.

Yarborough, Alice. “Gardening for Butterflies.” National Gardening, July/August 1996: 30–33.

Yepson, Roger B., Jr. The Encyclopedia of Natural Insect and Disease Control. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1984. 490 pp.

———. Organic Plant Protection. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1976. 688 pp.

The Xerces Society. Pollinator Conservation Handbook: A Guide to Understanding, Protecting, and Providing Habitat for Native

Pollinator Insects. Portland, OR: The Xerces Society, 2003. 145 pp.

*Zim, Herbert S. Insects. New York: Golden Press, 1956. 160 pp.

Intensive Gardening


Bonnefons, Nicholas de. The French Gardener: Instructing How to Cultivate All Sorts of Fruit Trees and Herbs for the Garden. St. Paul’s Church-Yard, England: John Crooke, 1658. 294 pp.

Borie, Victor. “The Parisian Market-Gardeners.” Revue Horticole, Series IV, Vol. 5 (1956): 374–376.
Broad, William J. “Too Rich a Soil: Scientists Find the Flaw That Undid the Biosphere.” New York Times, October 5, 1993, Section B.

*Bronson, William. “The Lesson of a Garden.” Cry California, Winter 1970–71: 4–6.  Communicates the feel of Alan Chadwick’s first garden in California.

Coe, Michael D. “The Chinampas of Mexico.” Scientific American 211, July 1964: 90–98, 144.  Floating raised bed farming!

Cook, Jonathan. “Revolutionary Plots: With Limited Access to Fuel and Pesticides, Cuba Has Turned to Organic Urban Agriculture to Feed Its People.” Orion, March/April 2003: 62–69

*Courtois-Gérard, M. Manuel Pratique de Culture Maraîchère. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, 1845. 336 pp.

Crews, Timothy E., and Stephen R. Gliessman. “Raised Field Agriculture in Tlaxcala, Mexico: An Ecosystem Perspective on Maintenance of Soil Fertility.” American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, November 1991: 9–16.

Doscher, Paul, et al. “History,” in Intensive Gardening Round the Year. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1981. 144 pp.

*Duhon, David. A History of Intensive Food Gardening. Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1984. 136 pp.

Erickson, Clark L. An Archeological Investigation in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, 1988. See chapter 4, “Experiments in Raised Field Agriculture”: 205–221.

———. “Raised Field Agriculture in the Lake Titicaca Basin: Putting Ancient Agriculture Back to Work.” Expedition, Vol. 30, No. 3 (1989).

Erickson, Clark L., and Kay L. Candler. “Raised Fields and Sustainable Agriculture in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru,” Fragile Lands of Latin America: Strategies for Sustainable Development, John O. Browder, ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1988.

Ferrell, J. E. “Andes Indians Use Agricultural Methods of Their Ancestors.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 20, 1992: 6-C.

———. “A Return to Ancient Ways.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 20, 1992.
Macself, A. J. French Intensive Gardening on Money-Making Lines. London: W. H. & L. Collingridge, circa 1930. 128 pp.

Marx, Gary. “Bolivia Sows Ancient Fruits.” Chicago Tribune, September 2, 1990: Section 1, 5.

McKay, C. D. The French Garden—A Diary and Manual of Intensive Cultivation. London: Associated Newspapers, Carmelite House, 1908. 62 pp.

Moseley, Michael E. Archeology and the Quest for Higher Yields. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, n.d. 9 pp.

*Mullen, William. “Secrets of Tiwanaku—How Ingenious Farmers Built an Empire That Inspired the Incas and Rivaled Rome.” Chicago Tribune Magazine, November 23, 1986: 1–19, 23–27, and 29–32.

*O’Brien, R. Dalziel. Intensive Gardening. London: Faber and Faber, 1956. 183 pp. Useful for potential mini-farmers. Veganic approach. Veganic biologically-intensive food-raising.  BL/IL

Painter, James. “Archeology Makes Edible Impact—Revival of Ancient Agricultural Techniques Make Bolivian Raised Bed Potato Project Pay.” Christian Science Monitor, October 9, 1991: 12–13.

Pigorsch, Susan S. “Lost Horizons.” Wisconsin Alumni, May/June 1988: 12–17.

Poisson, Leandre, and Gretchen Vogel. Solar Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1994. 267 pp.

Quarrell, C. P. Intensive Salad Production. London: Crosby Lockwood & Sons, 1945. 250 pp.

Robineau, Maryvonne and Bruno. “The Bolivian Andes: Farming on the Roof of the World,” Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener, January/February 1994: 16–17.

Smith, Thomas. French Gardening. London: Utopia Press, 1909. 128 pp.

Stanhill, G. “An Urban Agro-Ecosystem: The Example of Nineteenth Century Paris.” Agro-Ecosystems, 3 (1977): 269–284.

*Stevens, William K. “Scientists Revive a Lost Secret of Farming—Ancient Peruvian Fields Yield Inexpensive Technology.” New York Times, c. 1988 C-1, C-15.

Weathers, John. Commercial Gardening. Vols. 1–4. London: Gresham, 1913. 230 pp., 235 pp., 240 pp., 239 pp.

———. French Market Gardening. London: John Murray, 1909. 225 pp.

 

 

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Language and Travel

*Amery, Heather, et al. The First 1,000 Words in Spanish. London: Usborne Publishing, 1979. 62 pp.

Bourke, Desmond O’Donnell. French-English Horticultural Dictionary with English-French Index. Wallingford, UK: C.A.B. International, 1989. 240 pp.

———. Spanish-English Horticultural Dictionary. Wallingford, UK: C.A.B. International, 1987. 148 pp.

Cody, Anna. Latin American Spanish Phrasebook. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet, 1991. 173 pp.

Hamilton, Gevase. A Health Handbook for the Tropics. London: Voluntary Service Overseas (9 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PW, England), 1982. 111 pp.

Harpstrite, Pat, and Georgia Montrouil. Spanish/English Glossary of Terms Used in “How to Grow More Vegetables.” Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1987. 30 pp.

MacKay, Susan E. Field Glossary of Agriculture Terms in French and English—Emphasis: West Africa. Lafayette, IN: Purdue Research Foundation, 1984. 197 pp.

Pavick, Alan M. First Travel: Meds for Injuries and Illness. Timonium, MD: Publishing Corporation of America, 1986. 138 pp. Compact.

*Peace Corps. A Glossary of Agricultural Terms: Spanish/English–English/Spanish. Washington, DC: American Language Center, the American University, 1976. 107 pp.

*Rice, Robert P., Jr. Thomson’s English/Spanish–Spanish/English Illustrated Agricultural Dictionary. Fresno, CA: Thomson Publications (P.O. Box 9335, Fresno, CA 93791), 1993. 160 pp.

Schroeder, Dirk. Staying Healthy in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Stanford, CA: Volunteers in Asia, 1988. 168 pp.

The Sybervision Foreign Language Series. (7133 Koll Center Parkway, Pleasanton, CA 94566.) 647 pp. Excellent audio learning tapes with manual.

Wilkes, Angela. Spanish for Beginners. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co., 1988. 50 pp.

Learning/Teaching


Bailey, Liberty H. The Nature Study Idea. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1903. 159 pp.

*Bailey, L. H., ed. Cornell Nature Study Leaflets. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon, 1904. 607 pp.

———. The Outlook to Nature. Norwood, MA: Macmillan, 1915. 195 pp.

———. The Training of Farmers. New York: Macmillan, 1909. 263 pp.

Bear, John. Bear’s Guide to Earning Non-Traditional College Degrees. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1988. 323 pp.

Brown, Marc. Your First Garden Book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1981. 48 pp.

Call, Leland E., and E. G. Schafer. A Laboratory Manual of Agriculture for Secondary Schools. New York: Macmillan, 1920. 344 pp.

Center for Ecoliteracy. The Edible Schoolyard. Berkeley, CA: Learning in the Real World (2522 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702), 1999. 90 pp.

**The Common Roots Program: Education So Real You Can See It Growing. Montpelier, VT: Food Works (64 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602). Excellent innovative hands-on teaching/learning program for kindergarten through grade 6.

Composite Growing Systems. (P.O. Box 343, Skyline Blvd., La Honda, CA 94020.) La Honda, CA: Learning Boxes. Four-tiered microcosm of garden beds for teachers.

*Gibson, William G. Eye Spy. New York: Harper, 1899. 264 pp.

*Guy, Linda A., Cathy Cromell, and Lucy K. Bradley. Success with School Gardens: How to Create a Learning Oasis in the Desert. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Master Gardener Press, 1996. 140 pp.

Hayes, Marion. Project Management from Idea to Implementation. Oakville, Canada: Reid Publishing (P.O. Box 7267, Oakville, ON L6J 6L6, Canada), 1989. 85 pp.

*Hilgard, E. W., and W. J. V. Osterhout. Agriculture for Schools of the Pacific Slope. New York: Macmillan, 1927. 428 pp.

Ingles, Andrew W., et al. The Participatory Process for Supporting Collaborative Management of Natural Resources: An Overview. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Org. of the United Nations, 1999. 84 pp.

*Jeetze, Hartmut von. “In Defense of Old-Fashioned Training.” Biodynamics. (Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, P.O. Box 550, Kimberton, PA 19442), Vol. 122 (Spring 1977): 7–11; Vol. 123 (Summer 1977): 23–26.

Jurenka, Nancy Allen, and Rosanne Blass. Beyond the Bean Seed: Gardening Activities for Grades K–6. Englewood, CO: Teacher Ideas Press, 1996. 195 pp.

*Kiefer, Joseph, and Martin Kemple. Digging Deeper: Integrating Youth Gardens Into Schools and Communities. Montpelier, VT: Food Works Common Roots Press, 1998. 141 pp.

*Life Lab Science Curriculum. (1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.) A good curriculum for high school students.

Lovejoy, Ann. Sunflower Houses. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1991. 144 pp.

Luhrs, Janet. “Building Bridges of Peace in Pakistan.” Simple Living Oasis, Spring 2000: 8–10.

MacLatchie, Sharon. Gardening with Kids. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977. 207 pp.

*Ocone, Lynn, and Eve Pranis. The National Gardening Association Guide to Kid’s Gardening: A Complete Guide for Teachers, Parents and Youth Leaders. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1990.

*Osterhout, W. J. V. Experiments with Plants. New York: Macmillan, 1911. 492 pp.

*Raftery, Kevin, and Kim Gilbert. Kids Gardening. Palo Alto, CA: Klutz Press, 1989. 92 pp., plus seeds for 13 kinds of crops.

Resources for Teaching Sustainable Agriculture. Mt. Horeb, WI: WRDC/CIAS Resource Guide, 1992. 26 pp.

Rivera, William M., and Daniel J. Gustafson. Agriculture Extension: Worldwide Institutional Evolution and Forces for Change. New York: Elsevier Science, 1991. 312 pp.

Sampson, H. O. Effective Farming: A Text-Book for American Schools. New York: Macmillan, 1919. 490 pp.

*Smith, Marny, and June Plecan. School Garden Manual. Westport, CT: Save the Children (54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880), 1989. 84 pp.

*Teaching Peace through Gardening. Seattle, WA: Seattle Tilth (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Rm. 1, Seattle, WA). Children’s education.

Toward a Sustainable Agriculture: A Teacher’s Guide. Madison, WI: The Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Project, University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems (240 Ag Hall, Madison, WI 53706), 1991. 151 pp.

Wooliever, Mary Avery. Tres Semillas para Una Mejor Alimentacion: Un Manual de Agricultura Familiar. San Ysidro, CA: Los Ninos (7065 Marconi Dr., Ste. 105, San Ysidro, CA 92703), 1990. 171 pp.

Lifestyle


Gosselin, Maggie, Sarah Klein, Jessica Prentice.  The Local Foods Wheel, San Francisco Bay Area.  www.localfoodswheel.com.  2006.

“Living Farm” Museums

The Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryant Point Rd., Accokeek, MD 20607.
Howell Living Farm, Titusville, NJ.

 

 

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Marketing

Horowitz, Shel. Grassroots Marketing: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2000. 306 pp.

Macher, Ron. Making Your Small Farm Profitable. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 1999. 273 pp.

Nordell, Anne and Eric. “Designing the Market Garden with Work Horses in Mind.” The Natural Farmer, Summer 1998: 26–27.

Rutherford, Pat. “Profits from Asparagus.” BackHome Magazine, January/February 2003: 44–47.

Mushrooms


*Arora, David. Mushrooms Demystified. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1979. 668 pp.

Hall, Ian R., et al. Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003. 371 pp.

*Stamets, Paul. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2000. 574 pp. Excellent and thorough, for those with serious interest.

*———. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2005. 339 pp.

 

 

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Native Americans

Bingham, Sam and Janet. Navajo Farming. Logan, UT: Utah State University, 1979. 122 pp.

*Bruchac, Joseph, and Michael J. Caduto. Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families. Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 1996. 158 pp.

Buchanan, Carol. Brother Crow, Sister Corn. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1997. 124 pp.
Grant, Bruce. Concise Encyclopedia of the American Indian. New York: Wings Books, 1994. 352 pp.

Sturtevant, William C., and Robert F. Heizer, eds. Handbook of North American Indians, California. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. 800 pp.

Sturtevant, William C., and Alfonso Ortiz, eds. Handbook of North American Indians, Southwest. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1983. 868 pp.

Suttles, Wayne, ed. Handbook of North American Indians, Northwest Coast. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute, 1990. 777 pp.

Yanovsky, Ellas. Food Plants of the North American Indians. Misc. Publications No. 237. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Ag., n.d. 83 pp.

 

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Oil Crops

The Jefferson Institute. “Canola: An Emerging Oilseed Alternative.” Alternative Crop Guide. Columbia, MO: The Jefferson Institute, 2002. 4 pp.

———. “Sunflower: A Native Oilseed with Growing Markets.” Alternative Crop Guide. Columbia, MO: The Jefferson Institute, 2002. 4 pp.

Out-of-Print Book Sources


The American Botanist. P.O. Box 532, Chillicothe, IL 61523.

Calendula Horticultural Books. 160 SW Alfred St., Chehalis, WA 98532.

Fertile Ground Books. 3912 Vale Ave., Oakland, CA 94619-2222, (530) 298-2060, books@agribooks.com.

Hortulus. 101 Scollard St., Toronto, ON M5R 1G4, Canada.

Hurley Books. R.R. 1, Box 160, Westmoreland, NH 03467.

Interloc, P.O. Box 5, Southworth, WA 98386.

Old Library Shop. (610) 838-2790.

Robert Gear. Box 1137, Greenfield, MA 01302.

 

 

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Permaculture

Baxter, Kay. Design Your Own Orchard: Bringing Permaculture Design to the Ground in Aotearoa. Maungaturoto, New Zealand: Koanga Gardens, n.d. 80 pp.

Bell, Graham. The Permaculture Way. London: HarperCollins, 1992. 240 pp.

“Cities and Their Regions.” The Permaculture Activist, December 1995.

Holmgren, David. “Melliodora,” Hepburn Permaculture Gardens: 10 Years of Sustainable Living. Victoria, Australia: Holmgren Design Services, 1995. 61 pp.

———. Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability. Victoria, Australia: Holmgren Design Services, 2002. 286 pp.

Jacke, Dave, and Eric Toensmeier. Edible Forest Gardens: Ecological Vision and Theory for Temperate Climate Permaculture. Vol. 1, Vision and Theory. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2005. 378 pp.

*Mollison, Bill. Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual. Tyalgum, Australia: Tagari Publications, 1996. 276 pp.

———. Permaculture: A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future. Covelo, CA: Island Press, 1990. 579 pp.

Mollison, Bill, and David Holmgren. Permaculture One. Ealing, England: Corgi Books (TransWorld Publishers, Century House, 61–61 Uxbridge Rd., Ealing W5 5SA, England), 1978. 128 pp.

———. Permaculture Two. Tasmania: Tagari Books (P.O. Box 96, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia), 1979.
Mollison, Bill, with Remy Mia Slay. Introduction to Permaculture. Tyalgum, Australia: Tagari Publications, 1994. 213 pp.

*The Permaculture Activist. (Rte. 1, Box 38, Primm Springs, TN 38476.) Magazine.

Permaculture Resources. (56 Farmersville Rd., Caliton, NJ 07830, (800) 832-6285.) Magazine.

“Where Is Permaculture?” The Permaculture Activist, No. 49 (December 2002). Profiles on 10 North American permaculture sites plus the “Best in the World.”

Whitefield, Patrick. Permaculture in a Nutshell. Hampshire, England: Permanent Publications, 2000. 84 pp.

Philosophy


Adams, George, and Olive Whicher. The Plant Between Sun and Earth. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1980. 224 pp.

*Agriculture, Food and Human Values. (100 E. Normal St., Kirksville, MO 63501-4211.) Quarterly journal.

All-Consuming Passion: Waking Up from the American Dream. Seattle, WA: New Road Map Foundation (P.O. Box 15981, Seattle, WA 98115), 1993. 23 pp.

Amidon, Elias, and Elizabeth Roberts, eds. Earth Prayers from around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth. New York: Harper Collins, 1991. 451 pp.

Bailey, L. H. The Harvest of the Year to the Tiller of the Soil. New York: Macmillan, 1927.

———. The Holy Earth. New York: New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1980. 112 pp.

Berry, Thomas. The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988. 247 pp.

*Berry, Wendell. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977. 226 pp. Eloquent and passionate view of the sociological aspects of farming.

Blix, Jacqueline, and David Heitmiller. Getting a Life. New York: Viking, 1997. 363 pp.

Boice, Judith L. At One with All Life. Moray, Scotland: Findhorn Press, 1989. 273 pp.

Boldt, Laurence G. Zen and the Art of Making a Living. New York: Penguin, 1999. 640 pp.

Bortoft, Henri. The Wholeness of Nature. Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Press, 1996. 407 pp.

Bullfrog Films. Sowing for Need or Sowing for Greed? Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films. 58-minute video.

Burch, Mark A. Simplicity. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers, 1995. 130 pp.

Calder, Ritchie. After the Seventh Day. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. 448 pp.

Capra, Fritjof. The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture. New York: Bantam Books, 1982. 464 pp.

*Christensen, Carl. The Green Bible. Ben Lomond, CA: Johnny Publishing (P.O. Box 624, Ben Lomond, CA 95005), 1990. 81 pp. Excellent.

deGraaf, John, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001. 268 pp.

*DeVault, George, ed. Return to Pleasant Valley: Louis Bromfield’s Best from Malabar Farm and His Other Country Classics. Chillicothe, IL: The American Botanist, 1996. 318 pp.

*Dominguez, Joe, and Vicki Robin. Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence. New York: Penguin, 1992. 350 pp.

Duesing, Bill and Suzanne. Living on the Earth: Eclectic Essays for a Sustainable and Joyful Future. East Haven, CT: Long River Books (140 Commerce St., East Haven, CT 06512), 1993. 222 pp.

Dull, Christine and Ralph. Soviet Laughter, Soviet Tears. Englewood, OH: Stillmore Press (7000 Stillmore Dr., Englewood, OH 45322), 1992. 370 pp.

Durning, Alan. How Much Is Enough? New York: W. W. Norton, 1992. 200 pp.

The Earth Summit. San Francisco: U.S. Citizens Network on UNCED (300 Broadway, Ste. 39, San Francisco, CA 94133), 1991. 44 pp. An introductory guide to the Earth Summit (June 1–12, 1992; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Ehrlich, Gretel. John Muir: Nature’s Visionary. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2000. 240 pp.

*Faulkner, Edward H. Plowman’s Folly. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. 155 pp.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture. First Session, September 2000. Rome: FAO. 26 pp.

Gillies, Douglas. Prophet: The Hatmaker’s Son: The Life of Robert Muller. Santa Barbara, CA. East Beach Press, 2003. 282 pp.

*Goering, Peter, Helena Norberg Hodge, and John Page. From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Zed Books/International Society for Ecology and Culture, 1993. 130 pp.

Gowdy, John, ed. Limited Wants, Unlimited Means: A Reader on Hunter-Gatherer Economics and the Environment. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1998. 342 pp.

*Gray, Charles. Toward a Nonviolent Economics. Eugene, OR: Charles Gray (888 Almaden, Eugene, OR 97402), 1989. 143 pp.

Gussow, Joan Dye. Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce and Agriculture. New York: Bookstrap Press, 1991. 150 pp.
Harlan, Jack R. Crops and Man. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America (677 S. Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53711), 1992. 284 pp.

Hillel, Daniel. Out of the Earth. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992. 321 pp.

Howard, Louise E. The Earth’s Green Carpet. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1947. 258 pp.

Hudson, Lois Phillips. The Bones of Plenty. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Press, 1984. 439 pp.

Illich, Ivan. The Wisdom of Leopold Kohr. Great Barrington, MA: E. F. Schumacher Society, 1996. 24 pp.

Kotke, William. H. The Final Empire: The Collapse of Civilization. Portland, OR: Arrow Point Press, 1993. 401 pp.

Luhrs, Janet. The Simple Living Guide. New York: Broadway Books, 1997. 444 pp.

*Mander, Jerry. In the Absence of the Sacred. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books (730 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109), 1992. 446 pp.

Maté, Ferenc. A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993. 259 pp.

*McRobie, George. Small Is Possible. New York: Harper & Row, 1980. 331 pp.

Merkel, Jim. Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2003. 248 pp.

Merrill, Richard, ed. Radical Agriculture. New York: Harper & Row, 1976. 459 pp. Philosophical and political aspects of food production.

**Millman, Dan. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives. Tiburon, CA: H. J. Kramer (P.O. Box 1082, Tiburon, CA 94920), 1984. 210 pp.

*Quinn, Daniel. Ishmael. New York: Bantam, 1992. 262 pp.

Return to the Earth. Penang, Malaysia: The Third World Network (87 Cantonment Rd., 10250 Penang, Malaysia), 1990. 570 pp.

Richardson, William N., and Thomas Stubbs. Plants, Agriculture, and Human Society. Menlo Park, CA: W.A. Benjamin, Inc., 1978. 353 pp.

Rifkin, Jeremy. Entropy. New York: Bantam Books, 1981. 302 pp.

Roberts, Wayne, et al. Get A Life! Toronto: Get a Life Publishing House, 1993. 127 pp.

Rodale, Robert. Sane Living in a Mad World: A Guide to the Organic Way of Life. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1972. 270 pp.

Rosset, Peter, and Medea Benjamin, et al. Two Steps Backward, One Step Forward. San Francisco: Global Exchange, 1993. 67 pp.

Sahlins, Marshall. Stone Age Economics. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1972. 348 pp.

Sampson, R. Niel. Farmland or Wasteland. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1981. 422 pp.

Savage, Scott. The Plain Reader. New York: Ballantine, 1998. 241 pp.

*Schumacher, E. F., et al. The Collected Writings of Hazel Henderson—Creating Alternative Futures. New York: Berkeley Publishing (200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016), 1978. 403 pp.

———. An Economics of Peace. Great Barrington, MA: E. F. Schumacher Society, 2001. 30 pp.

*———. Good Work. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. 223 pp.

*———. Small Is Beautiful. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. 305 pp.

Seymour, John. I’m a Stranger Here Myself. London: Faber and Faber, 1978. 140 pp. Absorbing personal account.

*Teale, Edward Way, ed. The Wilderness World of John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964. 332 pp.

Thomas, William L., Jr. Man’s Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. 2 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. 1,193 pp.

Thompson, Paul B. The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics. New York: Routledge, 1995. 196 pp.

Vandenbroeck, Goldian. Less Is More. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions (One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767), 1991. 316 pp.

Willers, Bill. Learning to Listen to the Land. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1991. 283 pp.

Plant Names


Bailey, L. H. How Plants Got Their Names. New York: Dover, 1963. 181 pp.

Healey, B. J. A Gardener’s Guide to Plant Names. New York: Scribner’s, 1972. 284 pp.

Johnson, A. F., and H. A. Smith. Plant Names Simplified. Bromyard, England: Landsman Bookshop (Buckenhill, Bromyard, Herefordshire, England), 1972. 120 pp.

Plant Nutrient Indicators


*Bear, Firman E. Hunger Signs in Crops. Washington, DC: The American Society of Agronomy and the National Fertilizer Assoc., 1949. 390 pp.

Clement, Frederic. Plant Indicators: The Relation of Plant Communities to Process and Practice. Stanford, CA: Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1920. 388 pp.

Dale, Hugh M. “Weed Complexes on Abandoned Pastures as Indicators of Site Characteristics.” Canadian Journal of Botany, Vol. 44: 11–17.

Dale, Hugh M., P. J. Harrison, and G. W. Thomson. “Weeds as Indicators of Physical Site Characteristics in Abandoned Pastures.” Canadian Journal of Botany, Vol. 43: 1,319–1,327.

Gershuny, Grace, and Joseph Smillie. The Soul of Soil. St. Johnsbury, VT: Gaia Services, 1986. 174 pp.
Hill, Stuart, and Jennifer Ramsey. “Weeds as Indicators of Soil Conditions.” Macdonald Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3 (March 1939).

*Pfeiffer, Ehrenfried. Weeds and What They Tell. Stroudsburg, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Assn., 1970. 96 pp. Reading soil conditions by weeds.

Sampson, Arthur W. “Plant Indicators—Concept and Status.” Botanical Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (March 1939).

Shantz, Homer Leroy. Natural Vegetation as an Indicator of the Capabilities of Land for Crop Production in the Great Plains Area. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1911. 100 pp.

Pruning


Bailey, L. H. The Pruning Manual. New York: Macmillan, 1954. 320 pp. Constantly revised for 50 years and now out of print.

Brickell, Christopher. Fruit. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 96 pp.

*———. Pruning. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 96 pp.

Brickell, Christopher, and David Joyce. Pruning and Training. New York: DK, 1996. 336 pp.

DiSabato-Aust, Tracy. “Pruning Perennials in Midseason.” Fine Gardening, May/June 1998: 55–59.

Hill, Lewis. Pruning Simplified. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1986. 208 pp.

*Lorette, Louis. The Lorette System of Pruning. London: Martin Hopkinson, 1925. 164 pp. Practiced by Alan Chadwick. Fruit trees are gently pinched and trained during summer.

Stebbins, Robert L., and Michael MacCaskey. Pruning: How-To Guide for Gardeners. Los Angeles: HP Books, 1983. 160 pp.

Sunset Editors. Pruning Handbook. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1976. 96 pp.

Turnbull, Cass. Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2004. 226 pp.

 

 

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Reference


*Bailey, L. H. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture in Four Volumes. New York: Macmillan, 1907. 2,675 pp., including many illustrations. Excellent. See Vol. 2, Crops, especially.

———. The Farm and Garden Rule-Book. New York: Macmillan, 1915. 586 pp.

———. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture in Three Volumes. New York: Macmillan, 1944. 4,056 pp., including 4,000+ engravings and other illustrations.

Bailey, Liberty Hyde, and Ethel Zoe. Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. New York: Macmillan, 1976. 1,290 pp.

*Bullfrog Films. (Department F., Oley, PA 19547.) Good selection of films on food, farming, land use, and the environment, including

*Gardensong, a PBS special on Alan Chadwick and the Biointensive method, and Circle of Plenty, a PBS-TV special on Ecology Action’s work and a key Biointensive mini-farming project in Mexico. Send 2 stamps for a catalog.

Chittenden, Fred J., ed. Dictionary of Gardening in Three Volumes, 2nd edition. Oxford, England: Royal Horticulture Society, Clarendon Press, 1977. 2,316 pp.

Creasy, Rosalind. Van Patten’s Organic Gardener’s Edible Plants. Chicago, IL: Login Publishers Consortium, 1993. 222 pp.

DeMuth, Suzanne. Vegetables and Fruits: A Guide to Heirloom Varieties and Community-Based Stewardship. 3 vols.: Annotated Bibliography, Resource Organizations, Historical Supplement. Beltsville, MD: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Special Reference Briefs Series 98–05, 1998. 135 pp., 72 pp., 78 pp.

Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis, CA. Bulletins, Crop Production, 80 B. Various bulletins from 1890s through early 1900s.

Els, David, et al., eds. The National Gardening Association Dictionary of Horticulture. New York: Penguin Books, 1994. 830 pp.

*Erichsen-Brown, Charlotte. Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants. New York: Dover, 1989. 512 pp. Originally called The Use of Plants for the Past 500 Years.

Fern, Ken. Plants for a Future: Edible and Useful Plants for a Healthier World. East Meon, Hampshire, England:
Permanent Publications, Hyden House, The Sustainability Centre, 2000. 300 pp.

Gomez, Rene, William Roca.  Papas Nativas del Peru; Catalogo de Variedades y Usos Gastronomicos.  Peru: Ministerio de Agricultura, 2008.  115 pp.

Hickman, James C. ed., The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993. 1,400 pp.

Montgomery, E. G. Lippincott’s Farm Manuals: Productive Farm Crops. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, 1916. 501 pp.

*Past Worlds: The Times Atlas of Archeology. Maplewood, NJ: Hammond, 1988. 319 pp.

Pratt, Anne. Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain. 4 vols. London: Frederick Warne, 1905. 215 pp., 279 pp., 269 pp., 258 pp.

Raven, Peter H., Ray F. Evert, and Susan E. Eichhorn. Biology of Plants. New York: Worth, 1992. 791 pp.

Schery, Robert W. Plants for Man. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972. 657 pp.

*Seagfer, Joni, ed. The State of the Earth Atlas. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. 127 pp.

Source Book of Sustainable Agriculture. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Sustainable Agriculture Publications, 1997. 136 pp. A guide to books, newsletters, conference proceedings, bulletins, videos, and more.

Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise—1993. Burlington, VA: Sustainable Agriculture Publications (Hills Bldg., Rm. 12, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0082), 1993.

Synge, Patrick M., ed. Dictionary of Gardening, 2nd ed. supplement. Oxford, England: Royal Horticultural Society, Clarendon Press, 1979. 554 pp.

Roots


*Epstein, Emanuel. “Roots.” Scientific American, May 1973: 48–58.
Hill, Madalene, and Gwen Barclay. “It’s Not Your Mother’s Tapioca [Cassava].” Herb Companion, July 2005: 38–42.

Paterson, William G. R., ed. Farm Crops. Vol.2, Root Crops. London: The Gresham Publishing Co., 1925. 306 pp.

*Weaver, John E. Prairie Plants and Their Environment. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1968. 276 pp. IL

*———. Root Development of Field Crops. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1926. 291 pp. IL

*———. Root Development of Vegetable Crops. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1927. 351 pp. Excellent diagrams of root systems. IL

*Wilson, Charles M. Roots: Miracles Below. New York: Doubleday, 1968. 234 pp.

 

 

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Seed and Gardening - Catalogs


Abundant Life Catalog. P.O. Box 157, Saginaw, OR 97472. Open-pollinated and heirloom seeds; books.

AgroForester Tropical Seeds. P.O. Box 428, Holualoa, HI 96725.

Agroforestry Research Trust—Plants, Seeds, Books & Sundries. 46 Hunters Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JT, UK.

Always Summer Herbs. 199 Magill Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

American Bamboo Co. 345 W. 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45402.

American Willow Growers Network. RFD Box 124-A, S. New Berlin, NY 13843.

Anderson Valley Nursery. P.O. Box 504, Boonville, CA 95415. Perennials, shrubs, and trees.

*The Antique Rose Emporium. Rte. 5, Box 143, Brenham, TX 77833. Excellent. $5 for catalog.

Applesource. Rte. 1, Chapin, IL 62628. Apple trees.

Archia’s Seed. 106–108 E. Main St., Sedalia, MO 65301. Seeds; garden and greenhouse supplies.

*Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. 2278 Naker Creek Rd., Mansfield, MO 65704. An excellent source of a wide variety of heirloom seeds.

Bakker of Holland. U.S. Bulb

Reservation Center, Louisiana, MO 63350. Bulbs and perennials.

The Banana Tree. 715 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042. Rare seeds.

*Bear Creek Nursery. P.O. Box 411, Northport, WA 99157. Trees, tools, and books.

Biologische Tuinzaden. 83 De Bolster, 9605 PL, Kielwindeweer, Germany. Vegetable seeds.

*Bountiful Gardens. 18001 Shafer Ranch Rd., Willits, CA 95490. Ecology Action’s international mail order service for vegetable, grain, compost crop, flower, and herb seeds in growing area–sized packets; key gardening books and supplies; and all Ecology Action publications.

Breck’s. 6523 N. Galena Rd., Peoria, IL 61632. Bulbs, wildflowers, and lilies.

Brittingham’s Plant Farms. P.O. Box 2538, Salisbury, MD 21801. Berries, grapes, and asparagus.

Burpee Seed Co. Warminster, PA 18974. Large, well-known company with wide selection of vegetables and flowers. Separate catalog of heirloom seeds.

California Conservation Corps. P.O. Box 329, Yountville Center, Yountville, CA 94599. Trees.

California Gardener’s Seed Co. 904 Silver Spur Rd., Ste. 414, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Seeds and garden supplies.

Caprilands Herb Farm. 534 Silver St., Coventry, CT 06238.

Carroll Gardens. P.O. Box 310, Westminster, MD 21158. Seeds.

Catnip Acres Farm. Christian St., Oxford, CT 06483. Herbs and flowers.

Charles H. Mueller. River Rd., New Hope, PA 18938. Flowers, lilies, and bulbs.

Cherfas, Jeremy. The Fruit and Veg Finder. Coventry, England: Henry Doubleday Research Association, 1995. 367 pp.

Chestnut Hill Nursery. 15105 NW 94 Ave., Alachua, FL 32615. Chestnuts, persimmons, and figs.

*Clyde Robin Seed Co. P.O. Box 2366, Castro Valley, CA 94546. Wildflower seeds.

Comfrey Roots. Machado Farms, P.O. Box 655, Sun City, CA 92586.

Companion Plants. 7247 N. Coolville Ridge Rd., Athens, OH 45701. Herbs.

Comstock. 263 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109. Seeds and supplies.

*Cook’s Garden. P.O. Box 535, Londonderry, VT 05148. Seeds and supplies.

Country Heritage Nursery. P.O. Box 5, Hartford, MI 49057. Berries, grapes, roots, and hedges; fruit, nut, ornamental, shade, and evergreen trees.

Country Hills Greenhouse. Rte. 2, Corning, OH 43710. Plants.

Crimson Sage Nursery. P.O. Box 83, Orleans, CA 95556.

Crocket Seed Co. P.O. Box 327, Metamora, OH 43540. Seeds.

Cruikshank’s. 1015 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto, ON M4P 2M1, Canada. Seeds, bulbs, books, and supplies.

*Dave Wilson Nursery. 19701 Lake Rd., Hickman, CA 95323. Good fruit trees. Wholesale only.

Davidson-Wilson Greenhouses. R.R. 2, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Familiar, flowering, and exotic tropical houseplants, and mini and standard violets.

De Bolster. Pieter Venmakade 61, 9605 PL Kielwindeweer, Netherlands. Biodynamic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

De Giorgi Co. 6011 N St., Omaha, NE 68117-1634.

De Grandchamp’s Nursery. 15575 77th St., South Haven, MI 49090. Blueberries.

Dean Swift Seed Co. P.O. Box B, Jaroso, CO 81138. Bulk tree seeds.

*Deep Diversity. P.O. Box 15700, Santa Fe, NM 87506-5700. Wide variety of organically grown, open-pollinated seeds and related publications. Excellent.

Di Giorgi Co. 1411 3rd St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Forage crops, old-fashioned lettuce and other vegetables, and open-pollinated corn.

Dr. Yoo Farm. P.O. Box 90, College Park, MD 20740. Oriental vegetable seeds.

Earl May Seed and Nursery. Shenandoah, IA 51603. Fertilizers, berries, grapes, vines, hedges, shrubs, roses, and seeds; fruit and nut trees.

Early Seed and Garden Center. 2615 Lorne Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S5, Canada. Grain, fodder, and cover crops.

Ed Hume Seeds. P.O. Box 1450, Kent, WA 98035. Seeds and tools.

Edible Landscapes. P.O. Box 77, Afton, VA 22920. Trees, berries, grapes, and vines.

Elixir Farm Botanicals. Brixey, MO 65618. Chinese and indigenous medicinal plants, seeds, and garlic.

Environmental Seed. P.O. Box 5904, El Monte, CA 91734. Wildflower seeds.

Epicure Seeds. Avon, NY 14414. Choice varieties from gourmet seed houses of Europe.

Essence of Old Gardeners. P.O. Box 407, Redkey, IN 47373. Seeds.

Evergreen Y. H. Enterprises. P.O. Box 17538, Anaheim CA 92817. An extensive selection of Oriental vegetable seeds.

Exotica Seed Company and Rare Fruit Nursery. P.O. Box 160, Vista, CA 92083. Rare fruits, vegetables, and vines; nuts, palms, and flowering trees.

Facciola, Stephen. Cornucopia II—A Source Book of Edible Plants. Vista, CA: Kampong Publications (1870 Sunrise Dr., Vista, CA 92084), 1998. 713 pp. A listing of seeds carried by many catalogs and sources in the United States and other countries.

Fedco Seeds. P.O. Box 520, Waterville, ME 04903-0520. A growers’ cooperative with an extensive listing, including Japanese millet (not food quality).

Filaree Farm. 182 Conconully Hwy., Okanogan, WA 98840. Lots of organically grown garlic varieties.

Fisher’s Seeds. P.O. Box 236, Belgrade, MT 59714. Vegetable and flower seeds for high altitudes and short growing seasons. Not all open-pollinated.

Forest Farm. 990 Tethrow Rd., Williams, OR 97544-9599. Plants, trees, and books.

Fox Hill Farm. 440 W. Michigan Ave., Box 9, Parma, MI 49269. Flowers and herbs.

Fox Hollow Herb and Heirloom Seed Co. P.O. Box 148, McGrann, PA 16236.

Fragrant Fields. 2460 Swan Pond Rd., Dangola, IL 62926.

Frey Nurseries. 14000 Tomki Rd., Redwood Valley, CA 95470. Plants.

*Friends of the Trees Society. P.O. Box 1064, Tonasket, WA 98855. Books. Excellent.

Fungi Perfecti. P.O. Box 7634, Olympia, WA 98507. Mushroom-growing supplies and books.

Future Forests Nursery and Design. P.O. Box 428, Holualoa, HI 96725. Sustainable reforestation and agroforestry.

G. S. Grimes Seeds. 201 W. Main St., Smethport, PA 16749. Seeds, bulbs, and perennials.

Garlic King Farms. Dean and Mary Sue Sedinger, 833 Baxter Rd., Vineland, CO 81006.

George W. Park Seed Co. 1 Parkton Ave., Greenwood, SC 29647-0001. The best selection of flowers. Gorgeous full-color catalog available free.

Goodwin Creek Gardens. P.O. Box 83, Williams, OR 97544. (800) 846-7359.

The Gourmet Gardener. 8650 College Blvd., Oakland Park, KS 66210. Imported and domestic herb, vegetable, and flower seed.

Great Northern Botanicals Association. P.O. Box 362, Helena, MT 59624. Northern Rockies specialty crops and plant information.

Gurney’s Seed and Nursery. 110 Capital St., Yankton, SD 57079. Seeds, vines, berries, ground covers, hedges, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, roses, and house-plants; fruit, nut, shade, and flowering trees; and supplies.

Harmony Farm Supply. P.O. Box 460, Graton, CA 95444. Plants, berries, and fruit and nut trees.

Hart Seed Co. P.O. Box 9169, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Largest selection of old-fashioned and nonhybrid vegetables. Many hard-to-find varieties available on request.

Hartmann’s Nursery. P.O. Box 100, Lacota, MI 49063-0100.

The Heirloom Gardener. P.O. Box 70, Mansfield, MO 65704-0700. Quarterly periodical focusing on heirloom vegetables, fruits, and seeds.

Heirloom Seed Project. 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. Seeds.

*Henry Doubleday Research Association—Ryton Gardens—The National Centre for Organic Gardening. Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3LG, England. Vegetable, flower, herb, and green manure seeds, organic fertilizer, safe pesticides, comfrey products, educational materials, books, and attractant plants. Excellent group.

Henry Field’s Seed and Nursery. 415 N. Burnett, Shenandoah, IA 51602. Seeds, ground cover, vines, berries, roses, lilies, perennials, and Oriental grasses; fruit, nut, and flowering trees; and supplies.

Henry Leuthardt. Montauk Hwy., East Moriches, Long Island, NY 11940. Specializes in old-fashioned varieties of apple trees, pear trees, and grapes.

Henry Morton—Old Fashioned Apples. Rte. 1, Box 203, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Old Appalachian Mountain varieties.

The Herb Cottage. 442 CR 233, Hallettsville, TX 77964.

Herbst Brothers. 1000 N. Main St., Brewster, NY 10509. Seeds, annuals, perennials, trees, and bulbs; greenhouse and nursery supplies.

Heritage Roses. 40340 Wilderness Rd., Branscomb, CA 95417. Roses.

Hidden Springs Nursery. Rte. 14, Box 159, Cookeville, TN 38501. Edible landscaping plants, herbs, and tree crops.

High Altitude Gardens. P.O. Box 4619, Ketchum, ID 83340. Vegetable, wildflower, and herb seeds; native grasses and supplies.

A High Country Garden. 2909 Rufina St., Santa Fe, NM 87505-2929. Drought-hardy, perennial plants for Western gardens.

High Mowing Seeds. 813 Brook Rd., Wolcott, VT 05680. Open-pollinated and heirloom varieties for the Northeast.

Hillier Nurseries, Ltd. Ampfield, Ramsey, Hants S05 9PA, England. Excellent tree and plant supplier.

Hilltop Herb Farm. Box 866, Cleveland, TX 77327. Herb plants.

Holland Bulb Farms. P.O. Box 220, Tatamy, PA 18085-0220. Bulbs.

Horizon Herbs. P.O. Box 69, Williams, OR 97544-0069. 62 pp.

Horus Botanicals. 341 Mulberry, Salem, AR 72576. Heirloom grains and other seeds from all over the world.

Hurov’s Tropical Seeds. P.O. Box 1596, Chula Vista, CA 92012. Tropical seeds and indoor exotics.

Indiana Berry and Plant Company. 5218 West 500 South, Huntingburg, IN 47542.

Irish Eyes. P.O. Box 307, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Potatoes and garlic.

J. H. Judkins and Sons Tree Nursery. Rte. 4, Smithville, TN 37166. Hedges, shrubs, ground cover, vines, and fruit trees.

*J. L. Hudson, Seedsman. Star Rte. 2, Box 337, LaHonda, CA 94020. Vegetable, flower, and herb seeds; books. Excellent selection.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Foss Hill Rd., R.R. 1, Box 2580, Albion, ME 04910-9731. Small seed company with integrity. Carries Native American crops, select Oriental vegetables, grains, short-maturing soybeans, and supplies.  90-day maturing Jerusalem artichoke varieties.

Kester’s Wild Game Nurseries. Box 516, Omro, WI 54963. Grain, vegetable, and grass seeds; publications.

*KUSA Seed Foundation. Box 761, Ojai, CA 93023. Key seed crop seeds and literature. Excellent.

Landreth Seed Co. 650 N. North Point Rd., Baltimore, MI 21237.

Larner Seeds. P.O. Box 60143, 445 Monroe Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306. Vegetable, flower, grass, shrub, vine, and tree seeds. Specializes in California and New England native seeds.

Legume Seed Source Directory.

Kutztown, PA: Rodale Institute Research Center (611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530), 1992. 23 pp.

Lingle’s Herbs. 2055 N. Lomiona Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815

Living Tree Center. P.O. Box 797, Bolinas, CA 94924. Seeds and trees.

Lockhart Seeds. P.O. Box 1361, Stockton, CA 95205. Vegetable seeds.

Lost Prairie Herb Farm. 805 Kienas Rd., Kalispell, MT 59901. Plants, supplies, and books.

Machado Farms. P.O. Box 655, Sun City, CA 92586. Comfrey roots. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for more information.

Maine Seed Saving Network. P.O. Box 126, Penobscot, ME 04476.

McClure and Zimmerman. P.O. Box 368, 108 W. Winnebago, Friesland, WI 53935. Bulbs and books.

Mellinger’s. 2310 W. South Range Rd., North Lima, OH 44452-9731. Unusual imported vegetable, herb, flower, and grass seeds; berries and vines. Wide variety of familiar and unusual trees, plants, and roses. Mushrooms, tools, supplies, books, and greenhouse equipment.

Messelaar Bulb Co. P.O. Box 269, Ipswich, MA 01938. Bulbs.

Michigan Bulb Co. 1950 Waldorf, Grand Rapids, MI 49550. Grapes, berries, roses, plants, flowers, and fruit trees.

Mongold, Susan and Rex. HCR 15, Dyer, NV 89010. Seed potatoes.

Moon Mountain. P.O. Box 34, Morro Bay, CA 93442. Wildflower seeds.

Moose Grower’s Supply. P.O. Box 520, Waterville, ME 04903. Seed potatoes, onion sets, Jerusalem artichokes, cover crop seeds, organic fertilizers, and books.

Mountain Maples. 5901 Spy Rock Rd., Laytonville, CA 95454-1329. Variety of maples, bonsai, and dwarf conifers.

Mountain Valley Growers. 38325 Pepperweed Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675.

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm. 3312 Bogart Rd., Huron, OH 44839.

Native Seeds and Plants. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society (7515 NE Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021). 36 pp.

*Native Seeds/SEARCH. 526 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Herbs, books, dyes, and baskets. Excellent cotton and tobacco seeds, drought-tolerant corn, beans, and vegetables.

New England Strawberry Nursery. S. Deerfield, MA 01373. Strawberries.

Nichols Garden Nursery. 1190 Old Salem Rd. NE, Albany, OR 97321-4580. Unusual specialties: elephant garlic, luffa sponge, winemaking supplies, and herbs.

No Thyme Productions. 8321 S.E. 61st St., Mercer Island, WA 98040.

North Central Comfrey Products. P.O. Box 195, Glidden, WI 54527. Comfrey and comfrey products.

North Star Gardens. 19060 Manning Trail N., Marine-on-St. Croix, MN 55047-9723. Raspberries—northern, western, and southern stock.

Nourse Farms, Inc. 41 River Rd., South Deerfield, MA 01373. Strawberry, raspberry, asparagus, and rhubarb starts.

Oikos Tree Crops. P.O. Box 19425, Kalamazoo, MI 49019-0425.

One Green World. 28696 S. Cramer Rd., Molalla, OR 97038-8576. Fruit trees and ornamentals.

Oregon Exotics Nursery. 1065 Messinger Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97527.

P. de Jager and Sons. P.O. Box 100, Brewster, NY 10509. Bulbs and lilies.

Papa Geno’s. 6005 W. Roca Rd., Martell, NE 68404.

*Peace Seeds. 2385 SE Thompson St., Corvallis, OR 97333.

Perennial Vegetable Seed Co. P.O. Box 608, Belchertown, MA 01007.

Phoenix Seeds. P.O. Box 9, Stanley, Tasmania 7331. Organic seed varieties.

Plants of the Southwest. Agua Fria, Rte. 6, Box 11A, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Products for a healthy planet.

Possum Creek Herb Farm. 528 Nature Trail, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Prairie Moon Nursery. 31837 Bur Oak Lane, Winona, MN 55987-4219. Native plants and seeds for wetland, prairie, savanna, and woodland.

R. H. Shumway Seed Company. 334 W. Stroud St., Randolph, WI 53956. Vegetable, flower, herb, grass, grain, fodder, and cover crop seeds; roses, berries, and fruit trees; and supplies.

Raintree Nursery. 391 Butts Rd., Morton, WA 98356. Berries, plants, fruit and nut trees, books, and supplies.

Ramsey Seed. P.O. Box 351, 205 Stockton St., Manteca, CA 95336. Wide variety of seeds, including those for compost crops.

Redwood City Seed Co. P.O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064. Basic selection of nonhybrid, untreated vegetable and herb seeds. Expert at locating various tree seeds, including redwoods.

Reliable Seeds. 3862 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008. Seeds.

Richters—Canada’s Herb Specialist. 357 Hwy. 47, Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0, Canada. Herb, vegetable, and flower seeds. Plants, supplies, potpourri, natural medicines, and books.

Rocky Mountain Seed Services. Box 215, Golden, BC V0A 1H0, Canada. British Columbia native seeds, including hard-to-find varieties.

Rohrer Seeds. P.O. Box 250, Smoketown, PA 17576. Vegetable and flower seeds plus some cover crops and grains.

Ronniger Potato Farm. 20094 N. State Highway 149, Powderhorn, CO 81243. Organic potato and garlic seeds.

Roses of Yesterday and Today. 802 Brown’s Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076-0398. Old, rare, unusual, and modern roses.

Russell Graham. 4030 Eagle Crest Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304. Bulbs, flowers, perennials, ferns, and Oriental grasses.

Salt Spring Seeds. P.O. Box 444, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W1, Canada. Organic open-pollinated grains, beans, and vegetables.

Sanctuary Seeds. 1913 Yew St., Vancouver, BC V6K 3G3, Canada. Seeds, companion plants, and medicinals.

Sand Hill Preservation Center. 1878 230th St., Calamus, IA 52729. Heirloom seeds and poultry. 90-day maturing sweet potato varieties.

Sandy Mush Herb Nursery. 316 Surrett Cove Rd., Leicester, NC 28748-9622. Seeds, plants, herbs, and books.

Sassafras Farms. P.O. Box 1007, Topanga, CA 90290. Two dozen organically grown vegetable varieties and miscellaneous roots.

*Seed Saver’s Exchange. 3076 North Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101. Exchange listings published yearly for $2. Good source of heirloom varieties. Listing includes seed saving guide. Excellent.

*———. Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory, 3rd ed. Seed Saver’s Exchange, 3076 North Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101, 2001. 560 pp.

*———. Garden Seed Inventory, 5th ed. Seed Saver’s Exchange, 3076 North Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101, 2001. 560 pp. Excellent listing of all open-pollinated vegetable seed varieties sold in the United States.

*Seeds of Change. P.O. Box 15700, Santa Fe, NM 87592-1500. Organic seeds.

Self-Reliance Seed Co. P.O. Box 96, Stanley, Tasmania 7331. Vegetable, annual, herb, and tree seeds.

Setropa. P.O. Box 203, 1400, A. E. Bussum, Holland. Seeds for forestry and environmental conservation.

Shady Acres Herb Farm. 7815 Hwy. 212, Chaska, MN 55318.

Shepherd’s Garden Seeds. 30 Irene St., Torrington, CT 06790-6658. Special vegetable, flower, and herb seeds; supplies and books.

Shoulder to Shoulder Farms. P.O. Box 1509, Philomath, OR 97370.

Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery. 4395 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448. Fruit trees.

Sourcepoint Organic Seeds. 26422 Moss Park Rd., Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Organic cereal grains, vegetables, and other seeds from many parts of the world.

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. P.O. Box 460, Mineral, VA 23117. Apple, vegetable, and flower seeds; supplies and books. Mostly open-pollinated seeds.

Southmeadow Fruit Gardens. Lakeside, MI 49116. Large selection of fruit trees.

Spring Hill Nurseries. 110 W. Elm St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Perennial plants and flowers.

St. Lawrence Nurseries. 325 State Hwy. 345, Potsdam, NY 13676. Berries and vines; fruit and nut trees.

*Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Co. P.O. Box 510, Louisiana, MO 63353-0510. Fruit tree and landscaping catalog. Hedges, shrubs, vines, berries, ground covers, and roses; fruit, nut, shade, and ornamental trees; supplies and books. Specializes in fruit trees, especially dwarf and semidwarf varieties, including many developed by Luther Burbank.

Steele Plant Co. Gleason, TN 38229. Sweet potato starts; onion, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and broccoli seeds.

*Stokes Seeds. P.O. Box 548, Buffalo, NY 14240-0548. Carries excellent varieties of many vegetables, especially carrots. Be sure to specify in your order a request for untreated seeds.

Suffolk Herbs. Sawyer’s Farm, Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk C010 0NY, England. Wide variety of seeds and herbs.

Sunnyboy Gardens. 3314 Earlysville Rd., Earlysville, VA 22936. Herb catalog.

Sunnybrook Farms Nursery. 9448 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026. Scented geranium source.

Suttons Seeds. Hele Rd., Torquay, Devon TQ2 7QJ, England. Catalog available only in England. Use catalog for information only. Order seeds through Garden Import, P.O. Box 760, Thornhill, ON L3T 4A5, Canada.

Synergy Seeds. P.O. Box 787, Somes Bar, CA 95556. Open-pollinated, some wildcrafted. Unusual grains.

Taylor Herb Gardens. 1535 Lone Oak Rd., Vista, CA 92084. Herb seeds and plants by mail.

Territorial Seed Co. P.O. Box 157, Cottage Grove, OR 97424-0061. Seeds, tools, and supplies.

Thompson and Morgan. P.O. Box 1308, Jackson, NJ 08527-0308. Wide variety of seeds.

Thunderfoot Earthworks—Sunnyland Seeds. John Munk, P.O. Box 385, Paradox, CO 81429.

The Thyme Garden. 20546 Alsea Hwy., Alsea, OR 97324.

Tillinghast Seed Co. P.O. Box 738, LaConner, WA 98257.

Tolowa Nursery. P.O. Box 509, Talent, OR 97540. Berries, grapes, and fruit, nut, woodlot, and ornamental trees.

Tomato Growers Supply. P.O. Box 2237, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Tomato and pepper seeds; supplies, books, and cooking equipment.

Tradewinds Bamboo Nursery. 28446 Hunter Creek Loop, Gold Beach, OR 97444. Plants, books, hard goods, and bamboo products.

True Seed Exchange. R.R. 1, Princeton, MO 64673. Exchange for home-grown seed. To join (i.e., to list your seeds for exchange and to receive listings in return), send $2.

Turtle Tree Seeds. Camphill Village, Copake, NY 12516. Biodynamic, open-pollinated seeds.

Underwood Gardens. Grandma’s Garden, 1414 Zimmerman Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098. Open-pollinated and heirloom seeds.

Valley Seed Service. P.O. Box 9335, Fresno, CA 93791. Specialty seeds for research.

Van Bourgondien. P.O. Box A, 245 Farmingdale Rd., Babylon, NY 11702. Bulbs, ground cover seeds, and rare perennials.

Van Engelen. 23 Tulip Dr., Bantam, CT 06750. Bulbs and lilies.

Vandenberg. Black Meadow Rd., Chester, NY 10918. Bulbs, indoor plants, lilies, perennials, and wildflowers.

Vermont Bean Seed Co. 334 W. Stroud St., Randolph, WI 53956. All kinds of beans for those who want to start growing more protein crops.

Vesey’s Seeds for Short Seasons. P.O. Box 9000, Calais, ME 04619-6102. Vegetable and flower seeds, supplies, tools, books, and natural pest control.

Victory Garden Plants. P.O. Box 867, Mendocino, CA 95460. Landscaping plants.

Vilmorin. 6104 Yorkshire Terr., Bethesda, MD 20814. Vegetable seeds.

Vilmorin Andrieux. 4, quai de la Megisserie, 75001 Paris, France. Old, respected seed house specializing in high-quality gourmet vegetables. Catalog in French. Expensive minimum order.

Volkman/North Coast Seed Co. P.O. Box 5875, Portland, OR 97228. Grass, pasture, and bird seed.

Wayside Gardens. 1 Garden Ln., Hodges, SC 29695-0001. Trees, vines, shrubs, plants, supplies, and books.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm. 317 Mount Bethel Rd., Port Murray, NJ 07865. Herbs, supplies, and books.

Western Native Seed. P.O. Box 188, Coaldale, CO 81222. Native plant seeds for the Rockies and Great Plains.

White Flower Farm. Litchfield, CT 06759-0050. Plants, flowers, tools, supplies, and books.

Willhite Seed Co. P.O. Box 23, Poolville, TX 76076. Vegetable seeds.

Wilson Brothers Floral Co. Roachdale, IN 46172. Scented geranium source.

Winterthur. Winterthur, DE 19735. Rare plants.

Wolf River Nurseries. Rte. 67, Buskirk, NY 12028. Vines, berries, and trees.

Wood Prairie Farm. 49 Kinney Rd., Bridgewater, ME 04735. Organic seed potatoes.

Yates Vegetable Seed Catalog for Commercial Growers. P.O. Box 616, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 4350. Specializes in tropical varieties suitable for the southern hemisphere. Free international seed catalog.

*Yerba Buena Nursery. 19500 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA 94062. Native California plants. Excellent.

Seed Saving


Almekinders, Conny, and Niels Louwaars. Farmers’ Seed Production: New Approaches and Practices. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999. 291 pp.

*Ashworth, Suzanne. Seed to Seed. Decorah, IA: Seed Savers Publications (3076 North Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101), 1991. 222 pp.

Bubel, Nancy. “Saving Seeds.” Mother Earth News, September/October 1987: 58–63.

Department of Agronomy. Seed Saving Project News (U.C. Davis), Winter/Spring 1991. 13 pp.

Deppe, Carol. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2000. 367 pp.

Dremann, Craig. Vegetable Seed Production. Redwood City, CA: Redwood City Seed Co. (P.O. Box 360, Redwood City, CA 94064), 1974. 6 pp.

Gately, Barbara. Plant Pollination Instructional Manual. Berkeley, CA: U.C. Instructional Laboratory, Graduate School of Education.

George, Raymond A. T. Vegetable Seed Production, 2nd edition. New York: CABI Publishing, 1999. 328 pp.

Horizon Herbs, P.O. Box 69, Williams, OR 97544. Seed cleaning screens.

Jason, Dan. Save Our Seeds, Save Ourselves. Salt Spring Island, Canada: Salt Spring Seeds (P.O. Box 444, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W1, Canada). 23 pp.

Johnston, Robert, Jr. Growing Garden Seeds. Albion, ME: Johnny’s Selected Seeds (Albion, ME 04910), 1976. 32 pp. Culture of plants for saving seed.

Justice, Oren L., and Louis N. Bass. Principles and Practices of Seed Storage. Agriculture Handbook No. 506. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978. 289 pp.

Loewer, Peter. The Definitive Guide to Growing Seeds: History & Lore. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1995. 229 pp.

McCormack, Jeffrey H. Bean Seed Production: An Organic Seed Production Manual for Seed Growers in the Mid- Atlantic and Southern U.S. Pittsboro, NC: Carolina Farm Stewardship Assn., 2004. 14 pp.

———. Isolation Distances: Principles and Practices of Isolation Distances for Seed Crops: An Organic Seed Production Manual for Seed Growers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. Pittsboro, NC: Carolina Farm Stewardship Assn., 2004. 21 pp.

———. Seed Processing and Storage: Principles and Practices of Seed Harvesting, Processing, and Storage: An Organic Seed Production Manual for Seed Growers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. Pittsboro, NC: Carolina Farm Stewardship Assn., 2004. 28 pp.

———. Tomato Seed Production: An Organic Seed Production Manual for Seed Growers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. Pittsboro, NC: Carolina Farm Stewardship Assn., 2004. 15 pp.

Miller, Douglas C. Vegetable and Herb Seed Growing for the Gardener and Small Farmer. Hersey, MI: Bullkill Creek Publishing, 1977. 46 pp. A good book to start with.

Nabham, Gary Paul. Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation. Berkeley, CA: North Point Press (850 Talbon Ave., Berkeley, CA 94706), 1989. 225 pp.

“New Isn’t Necessarily Better.” Harrowsmith Country Life, January/February 1994.

Roberts, E. H., ed. Viability of Seeds. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1972. 448 pp.

*Rogers, Marc. Saving Seeds: The Gardener’s Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1990. 185 pp.

“Seeds for Life.” ILEIA Newsletter, March 1994.
Stickland, Sue. Back Garden Seed Saving: Keeping Our Seed Heritage Alive. Bristol, UK: Eco-logic books, 2001. 199 pp.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Seeds: The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1961. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961. 591 pp.

Seeds/Diversity

Cromwell, Elizabeth, and Steve Wiggins. Sowing beyond the State: NGOs and Seed Supply in Developing Countries. London: Overseas Development Institute (Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NWI 4NS, England), 1993. 143 pp.

*“Crop Genetic Erosion in the Field.” The Seed Map (RAFI, P.O. Box 655, Pittsboro, NC 27312), 1992. Large chart.

Duffus, Carol, and Colin Slaughter. Seeds and Their Uses. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 1980. 154 pp.

Fowler, Cary, and Pat Mooney. Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1990. 278 pp.

“Grain—Genetic Resources Action International.” Grain Publications List, Summer 1992.

*Guillet, Dominique. The Seeds of Kokopelli. Avignon, France: Les Presses de Provence, 2002. 440 pp. Available from Kokopelli Seed Foundation, 59 Westland Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

“Plants and Seeds as Intellectual Property.” The Seedhead News, Winter 1994.

Shand, Hope. Human Nature: Agricultural Biodiversity and Farm-Based Food Security. Ottawa: RAFI, 1997. 94 pp.
von Elsakker, Boudewijn. Benefits of Diversity: An Incentive toward Sustainable Agriculture. New York: United Nations Development Program, 1992. 209 pp.

Seeds/GMOs

“Are Gene-Altered Plants an Ecological Threat? Test Is Devised.” New York Times–Science, June 22, 1993.

Belsie, Laurent. “Calling Poirot: Bizarre Case of Cross-Border ‘Super Corn.’” The Christian Science Monitor, March 20, 2002: 5.

Biotechnology: An Activists’ Handbook. Montpelier, VT: The Vermont Biotechnology Working Group (Rural Vermont, 15 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602), 1991. 47 pp.

“The Conflict Between Farmers’ Rights and Breeders’ Rights.” RAFI Action, Spring 1993: 4–5.

“Flaws in the Tailoring.” Christian Science Monitor, March 21, 1994.

Gendel, Steven M., et al. Agricultural Bioethics: Implications of Agricultural Biotechnology. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1990. 357 pp.

Goldberg, Rebecca, et al. Biotechnology’s Bitter Harvest. Biotechnology Working Group, 1990. 73 pp.

“High-Tech Farming Sows Misery in the Philippines.” Utne Reader, October/November 1986, 104–105.

Ho, Mae-Wan, et al. The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World. London: Institute of Science in Society.

———. Gene Technology in the Etiology of Drug-Resistant Diseases. Penan, Malaysia: Third World Network, 1998. 102 pp.

———. Slipping Through the Regulatory Net: “Naked” and “Free” Nucleic Acids. Penan, Malaysia: Third World Network, 2001. 26 pp.

Ho, Mae-Wan, and Ricarda A. Steinbrecher. Fatal Flaws in Food Safety Assessment: Critique of the Joint FAO/WHO Biotechnology & Food Safety Report. Penan, Malaysia: Third World Network, 1998. 60 pp.

Kneen, Brewster. Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 1999. 231 pp.

Rissler, Jane, and Margaret Mellon. The Ecological Risks of Engineered Crops. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996. 168 pp.

Smith, Jeffrey M. Seeds of Deception. Fairfield, IA: Yes! Books, 2003. 288 pp.

“A Storm Is Breaking Down on the Farm,” Science and Technology, December 14, 1992, 98–101.

Tappeser, Beatrix, Manuela Jager, and Claudia Eckelkamp. Survival, Persistence, Transfer: An Update on Current Knowledge on GMOs and the Fate of Their Recombinant DNA. Penan, Malaysia: Third World Network, 1999. 44 pp.

Wolf, Edward C. Beyond the Green Revolution: New Approaches for Third World Agriculture. Worldwatch Paper 73. Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, 1986. 46 pp.

Seeds/Green Revolution


“Green Revolution.” The Elements (1901 Q St. NW, Washington, DC 20009), June 1975: 1, 14–16.

“Green Revolution #2.” Dollars and Sense Magazine, December 1985.

“Green Revolution Hits Double Trouble.” U.S. News & World Report, July 28, 1980: 37, 40.

“Green Revolution Is Not Enough, Study Finds.” New York Times–Science, September 6, 1994.

Horne, James E., and Maura McDermott. The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy, Sustainable Agriculture. Binghamton, NY: Food Products Press, 2001. 312 pp.

“How Green Is the Green Revolution?” Enfo (Box 761, Berkeley, CA 94701), September 1973, 1–2.

Johnson, Stanley. The Green Revolution. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 218 pp.

Lipton, Michael, and Richard Longhurst. New Seeds and Poor People. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. 464 pp.

Merrill, Richard. Ecology of the Green Counter-Revolution. Santa Barbara, CA: Community Environmental Council, 1973.

Mullen, William. “The Green Revolution: Can the World Salvage It?” San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, December 14, 1975: A-13.

Shiva, Vandana. The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics. London: Zed Books, 1991. 264 pp.

“Tanzania Corn Taller, Greener but Costlier.” The Oregonian, February 24, 1993.

“The U.S. Won’t Be Shielded in the Event of a Bio-Crisis.” Christian Science Monitor, November 23, 1994.

Wallace, James N. “Is the Green Revolution Over?” San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, August 17, 1980.

Wilkes, H. Garrison, and Susan Wilkes. “The Green Revolution.” Environment, October 1972: 32–39.

“The Withering Green Revolution.” Natural History, March 1973: 20–21.

Seeds/Plant Propagation

Brickell, Christopher, ed. Plant Propagation. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. 96 pp.

Connolly, Bryan. The Wisdom of Plant Heritage: Organic Seed Production and Saving. Athol, MA: Highland Press, 2004. 111 pp.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The Plant: The Flower. Rome: FAO, 1976. 29 pp. In the United States: UNIPUB, 1180 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

———. The Plant: The Living Plant; the Root. Rome: FAO, 1976. 29 pp.

———. The Plant: The Stem; the Buds; the Leaves. Rome: FAO, 1976. 30 pp.

Franks, Eric, Jasmine Richardson.  Microgreens; A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens.  Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith (P.O. Box 667, Layton, UT 84041), 2009.  192 pp.

Fyfe, Agnes. Moon and Planet. Arlesheim, Switzerland: Society for Cancer Research, 1975. 94 pp.

Hartmann, Hudson T., et al. Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices, 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990. 647 pp.

Hawthorn, Leslie, and Leonard H. Pollard. Seed Production. New York: Blakiston, 1954. 626 pp. A classic.

Heiser, Charles B., Jr. Seed to Civilization. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1973. 243 pp.

Hill, Lewis. Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants. Pownal, VT: Garden Way Publishing, 1985.

Hofstetter, Robert. Overseeding Research Results, 1982–1984.

Kutztown, PA: Agronomy Department, Rodale Institute Research Center, 1984. 30 pp.

Lawrence, William J. C., and J. Newell. Seed and Potting Composts. London: Allen & Unwin, 1941. 136 pp.

Lorenz, Oscar A., and Donald N. Maynard. Knott’s Handbook for Vegetable Growers, 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988. Useful charts for small farmers. Strong chemical orientation.

Powell, Eileen. From Seed to Bloom. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1995. 312 pp.

*Reilly, Ann. Park’s Success with Seeds. Greenwood, SC: George W. Park Seed Co. (Greenwood, SC 29647), 1978. 364 pp.

Robinson, Raoul A. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence. Davis, CA: agAccess, 1996. 480 pp.

*Sutton and Sons. The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers from Seeds and Roots. London: Simpkin, Marshall.
Hamilton, Kent, 1898. 427 pp. Excellent.

Soil


Albrecht, William A. The Albrecht Papers: Enter Without Knocking. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 1992. 315 pp.

———. The Albrecht Papers. Vol. 3, Austin TX: Acres U.S.A., 1989. 401 pp.

———.  Albrecht on Pastures; The Albrecht Papers Vol. 6.  Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. (P.O. Box 91299 Austin, TX 78709), 2011.  247 pp.

———.  Albrecht on Calcium; The Albrecht Papers Vol. 5.  Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. (P.O. Box 91299 Austin, TX 78709), 2011.  291 pp.

———. The Other Side of the Fence. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 1996. 25-minute video.

American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. “Crop Tolerance to Suboptimal Land Conditions.” Proceedings of a symposium, November–December 1976. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, 1978. 343 pp.

———. “The Role of Phosphorus in Agriculture.” Proceedings of a symposium held June 1976. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, 1980. 910 pp.

*Balfour, Lady E. B. The Living Soil and the Haughley Experiment. London: Faber and Faber, 1975. 383 pp.

Bear, Firman E. Soils and Fertilizers, 4th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959. 420 pp.

Beatty, Marvin T. Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison: A History of the Department, 1889–1989. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1991. 141 pp.

Berkelaar, Edward. “The Effect of Aluminum in Acidic Soils on Plant Growth.” ECHO Development Notes (17391 Durrance Rd., North Myers, FL 33917), April 2001: 1–3.

Biofuels, Development and Soil Productivity. Sacramento, CA: Office of Appropriate Technology (1600 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814), 1982. 109 pp.

Black, C. A. Soil-Plant Relationships. Ames, IA: Dept. of Agronomy, Iowa State Univ. and John Wiley and Sons, 1968. 792 pp.

Bowers, Wilbur O. Water-Holding Characteristics of California Soils. Oakland, CA: University of California, 1989. 92 pp.

*Brady, Nyle. The Nature and Properties of Soils, 10th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1990. 621 pp.

Brooks, PhD R.R.  Serpentine and its Vegetation; A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ecology, Phytogeography & Physiology Series Vol. 1.  Portland, OR: Dioscorides Press (9999 SW Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225), 1987.  454 pp.

Brown, Kirk W., et al. Sustaining Our Soils and Society. Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute, 1999. 64 pp.

Brown, Vinson, David Allen, and James Stark. Rocks and Minerals of California. Happy Camp, CA: Naturegraph Publishers, 1991. 200 pp.

Buol, S. W., et al. Soil Genesis and Classification. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1997. 527 pp.

Carter, Martin R., ed. Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis, 1993. 823 pp.

*Carter, Vernon G., and Tom Dale. Topsoil and Civilization. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1955. 292 pp. Describes how flourishing civilizations have fallen into decay by not maintaining their agricultural health and soil.

Chapman, Homer. Diagnostic Criteria for Plants and Soils. Riverside, CA: University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences, 1966. 793 pp.
Coleman, David C., and D. A. Crossley, Jr. Fundamentals of Soil Ecology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1996. 205 pp.

Crozier, Carl. Soil Conservation Techniques for Hillside Farms: A Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers. Springfield, VA: National Technical Information Service (Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange, Office of Training and Program Support, 806 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20526), 1986. 97 pp.

Dalla Rosa, Karl R. “Building Soils on Pacific Atolls.” Nitrogen Fixing Tree News (Nitrogen Fixing Tree Assoc., Morrilton, AR), January–March 1993.

Dindal, Daniel L. and Matthew R. Werner. Impact of Conversion to Organic Agricultural Practices on Soil Invertebrate Ecosystems. Syracuse, NY: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1988. 207 pp.

Donahue, Roy L., et al. Soils: An Introduction to Soils and Plant Growth. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1971. 587 pp.

Doran, John W., and Alice J. Jones. Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, 1996. 410 pp.

Ducerf, Gérard, and Camille Thiry. Les Plantes Bio-indicatrices: Guide de Diagnostic des Sol. Briant, France: Eds. Promonature, 2003. 2008 pp.

Farb, Peter. Living Earth. New York: Harper Colophon, 1959. 175 pp. Easy-to-read peek at the life under the soil.

Faulkner, Edward H. Plowman’s Folly. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. 155 pp. Classic.

———. Soil Development. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952. 232 pp.

Fenzau, C. J. An Acres U.S.A. Primer. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 1979. 435 pp.

Ford, Brian J. Microbe Power. New York: Stein and Day, 1976. 181 pp.

Gardner, Gary. Shrinking Fields: Cropland Loss in a World of Eight Billion. Worldwatch Paper 131. Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, 1996. 56 pp.

Gershuny, Grace, and Smillie, Joseph. Soul of Soil: A Guide to Ecological Soil Management. Davis, CA: agAccess, 1995. 174 pp.

Gilman, Steve. Organic Soil Fertility Management. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002. 60 pp.

Glanz, James. Saving Our Soil: Solutions for Sustaining Earth’s Vital Resource. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 1995. 182 pp.

Godderham, P. T. “The Effect on Soil Conditions of Mechanized Cultivation at High Moisture Content and of Loosening by Hand Digging.” Journal of Agricultural Science, No. 976: 567–571.

Grimshaw, Richard G., and Larisa Helfer, eds. Vetiver Grass for Soil and Water Conservation, Land Rehabilitation and Embankment Stabilization. World Bank Technical Paper No. 273. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1995. 281 pp.
Hall, A. D. The Soil—An Introduction to the Scientific Study of the Growth of Crops. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1920. 252 pp.

*Handbook on Soils. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1956. 81 pp. Some photos of root systems in the soil.

*Hans Jenny. Soil Scientist, Teacher, and Scholar. Berkeley, CA: Regional Oral History Office (386 Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720), 1989. 372 pp.

Harpstead, Milo I., Thomas J. Sauer, and William F. Bennett. Soil Science Simplified. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1997. 210 pp.

Havlin, John L., et al. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. 499 pp.

*Hensel, Julius. Bread from Stones. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 1991. 102 pp.

Hillel, Daniel. Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992. 321 pp.

Hopkins, Cyril. Agricultural Experiment Station, How Not to Treat Illinois Soils. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 1915. 31 pp.

Hopkins, Donald P. Chemicals, Humus, and the Soils. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1945. 278 pp.

Howard, Albert. An Agricultural Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1943. 253 pp.

*———. The Soil and Health. New York: Devin-Adair, 1956. 307 pp. A cornerstone of the organic movement.

*Hyams, Edward. Soil and Civilization. New York: Harper & Row, 1976. 312 pp. Reprint from 1952.

Ingham, Elaine. “Life in the Soil—Understanding the Foodweb.” Acres, U.S.A., January 1997: 18–23.

Ingham, Elaine R., Andrew R. Moldenke, and Clive A. Edwards. Soil Biology Primer. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society (7515 NE Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021), 2000. 48 pp.

Introduction to Soil and Water Conservation Practices. Oklahoma City, OK: World Neighbors (International Headquarters, 5116 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73112), 1985. 33 pp.

Jenny, Hans. Factors of Soil Formation: A System of Quantitative Pedology. New York: Dover, 1994. 281 pp.

———. The Soil Resource: Origin and Behavior. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1980. 377 pp.

King, F. H. The Soil. New York: Macmillan, 1895. 303 pp.

Kohnke, Helmut. Soil Science Simplified, 3rd ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1966. 78 pp.

Kruckeberg, Arthur R. California Serpentines: Flora, Vegetation, Geology, Soils, and Management Problems. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1984. 180 pp.

Krupenikov, I. A. History of Soil Science: From Its Inception to the Present. New Delhi, India: Oxonian Press Pvt., 1992. 352 pp. Translated from Russian.

Larkcom, Joy. “Deep Cultivation.” Subsection of “Soil and Soil Pests.” Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 104, Part 6, June 1979: 252–256.

Lewandowski, Ann. Minnesota Soil Management Series: Soil Management (21 pp.), Compaction (17 pp.), Manure Management (17 pp.), Organic Matter Management (17 pp.), and Soil Biology and Soil Management (17 pp.). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota Extension Service (405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108-6068), 2000. For large-scale agriculture; very good information also applicable on smaller scales.

Lewis, Trevor. Institute of Arable Crops Research. Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, UK: Agriculture and Food Research Council, n.d. 14 pp. A brochure about the council and its work at three prominent research stations.

———. One Hundred and Fifty Years of Agricultural Research Rothamsted 1843–1993. Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, UK: Agriculture and Food Research Council.
Lindert, Peter H. Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. 351 pp.

Logsdon, Gene. The Gardener’s Guide to Better Soil. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1975. 246 pp.

Lord, Russell. The Care of the Earth: A History of Husbandry. New York: The New American Library, 1962. 384 pp.

Lowdermilk, W. C. Conquest of the Land through Seven Thousand Years. Agricultural Information Bulletin No. 99. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975. 30 pp.

Lowenfels, Jeff, Wayne Lewis.  Teaming With Microbes. The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web.  Portland, OR: Timber Press (The Haseltine Building 133 S.W. 2nd Ave. Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204-3527), 2010.  220 pg.

Lyon, T. Lyttleton, et al. The Nature and Properties of Soils, 5th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1952. 591 pp.

———. Soils: Their Properties and Management. New York: Macmillan, 1915. 764 pp.

Lyon, T. Lyttleton, and Harry O. Buckman. The Nature and Properties of Soils. New York: Macmillan, 1929. 428 pp. 1st edition only for more organic treatment.

Magdoff, Fred, and Harold van Es. Building Soils for Better Crops. Burlington, VT: Sustainable Agriculture Network, Sustainable Agriculture Publications (Hills Bldg., Rm. 10), University of Vermont, 2000. 230 pp.

*Magdoff, Fred, and Ray R. Weil, eds. Soil Organic Matter in Sustainable Agriculture. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2004. 398 pp.

Morgan, Sampson. Clean Culture—The New Soil Science: An Original and Scientific Treatise on Clean Culture, the Mineralized-Humus Method of Soil Fertilization Without the Use of Animal Manure. 1908.

Nardi, James B.  Life in the Soil, A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners.  The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.  2007.  293 pp.

Nierenberg, Danielle. “Toxic Fertility.” World Watch, March/April 2001: 30–38.

*No-Digging Report No. 1. Essex, England: Henry Doubleday Research Association, 1972. Reprint. 40 pp.

Nordell, Eric. “A Few Long Furrows on Horsedrawn Tillage.” Small Farmer’s Journal Vol. 17, No. 2: 17–23.

Nordell, Eric, et al. “The Ridge-Till Trails.” Organic Farms, Folks & Foods, May/June 1998: 12–13.

Ortloff, Stuart H., and Henry B. Raymore. A Book about Soils for the Home Gardener. New York: M. Barrows, 1962. 189 pp.

*Parnes, Robert. Fertile Soil: A Grower’s Guide to Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers. Davis, CA: agAccess, 1990. 194 pp.

Paul, E. A., et al., eds. Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Agroecosystems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1997. 414 pp.

Pearce, Fred. “An Ordinary Miracle.” New Scientist, February 3, 2001: 16–17.

Pellant, Chris. Rocks and Minerals: The Most Accessible Recognition Guides. New York: Dorling Kindersley Handbooks, 1992. 256 pp.

Pfeiffer, Ehrenfried. “Organic Matter Rebuilt in Pure Sand.” Biodyna-mics, Spring 1951: 2–8. AL

———. Soil Fertility: Renewal and Preservation. East Grinstead, Sussex, England: Lanthorn Press, 1983. 199 pp.

Pimentel, David, ed. World Soil Erosion and Conservation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993. 349 pp.

Ridzon, Leonard, and Charles Walters. The Carbon Cycle. Kansas City, MO: Acres U.S.A., 1994. 150 pp.

*Robert Parnes Speaks on the Science and Necessity of Organic Residues in the Soil. Gates Mills, OH: Griesinger Films, 1991. 60-min Video. IL

Rosemeyer, M., et al. Applied Soil Ecology: A Section of Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. New York: Elsevier Science, 2000. 59 pp.

Rothamsted Experimental Station. Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, UK: Agriculture and Food Research Council, n. d. A large brochure about this organization.

———. Rothamsted Experimental Station Guide. Harpenden: UK: Lawes Agricultural Trust, n.d. 77 pp. Descriptions of experiments and work of the departments.

Russell, E. J. The Fertility of the Soil. London: Cambridge University Press, 1913. 128 pp.

Russell, E. John, rewritten by E. Walter Russell. Soil Conditions and Plant Growth. New York: Longmans, Green, 1950. 635 pp.

*Sachs, Paul D. Edaphos: Dynamics of a Natural Soil System, 2nd ed. Newbury, VT: Edaphic Press, 1999. 201 pp. Excellent for understanding the soil ecosystem.

Shaxson, T. F. Land Husbandry: A Framework for Soil and Water Conservation. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society (7515 NE Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021), 1989. 64 pp.

Singer, Michael J., and Donald N. Munns. Soils: An Introduction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996. 480 pp.

Smith, William C. How to Grow 100 Bushels of Corn per Acre on Worn Soil. Delphi, IN: Smith, 1910. 111 pp.

*Soil Quality Test Kit Guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Quality Institute, 1999. 82 pp. IL/AL

Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy. “Field Soil Water Regime.” Proceedings of a symposium held on August 16, 1971. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, 1973. 212 pp.

———. “Soil Fertility and Organic Matter as Critical Components of Production Systems.” Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Division S-4, S-2, S-3, and S-8 of the Soil Science Society of America in Chicago, December 3, 1985. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, 1987. 166 pp.

———. “Soils for Management of Organic Wastes and Waste Waters.” Proceedings of a symposium held March 1975. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, 1977. 650 pp.

Soil Survey Staff. Soil Survey Manual. Handbook No. 18. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Ag., August 1951. 503 pp.

Soils and the Greenhouse Effect. Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, 1990. 575 pp.

Stelly, Matthias, ed. Soil Testing: Correlating and Interpreting the Analytical Results. ASA Special Publication
Number 29. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 1977. 117 pp.

Storey, P. J. The Conservation and Improvement of Sloping Land. 3 vols. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers, 2002.

Sylvia, David M., et al., eds. Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. 550 pp.

Terry, D. L., and C. B. McCants. The Leaching of Ions in Soils. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Tech. Bul. No. 184. Raleigh, NC: Agricultural Experiment Station, 1968. 16 pp.

*Tompkins, Peter, and Christopher Bird. Secrets of the Soil. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. 444 pp.
Univ. of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Emerging Soil Management Options for California. Davis, CA: U.C. and U.S.D.A., 1998. 67 pp. Proceedings of a conference, April 22–23, 1998.

*U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soils and Men:The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938. 1,232 pp.

*The Vanishing Soil. Kimberton, PA: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (P.O. Box 550, Kimberton, PA 19442). Video.

Veldkamp, Tom. AGRODOK 2, Soil Fertility. Wagenigen, The Netherlands: Agromisa (P.O. Box 41, 6700 AA Wagenigen, The Netherlands), 1992. 25 pp. Chemical orientation; can be modified for biointensive and organic use.

Waksman, Selam A. Humus. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 1938. 526 pp.

———. Soil Microbiology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1952. 356 pp.

Westerman, R. L., ed. Soil Testing and Plant Analysis. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, 1990. 784 pp.

Wildman, William E., et al. Soil: Physical Environment and How It Affects Plant Growth. Leaflet No. 2280. Davis, CA: University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences, June 1975. 10 pp.


Solar Cooking


*Como Hacer y Usar Una Caja Solar para Cocinar. Sacramento, CA: Solar Cookers International (1919 21st St., #101, Sacramento, CA 95814), n.d. 27 pp.

Kerr, Barbara Prosser. The Expanding World of Solar Box Cookers. Taylor, AZ: Kerr-Cole Solar Box Cookers (P.O. Box 576, Taylor, AZ 85939), 1991. 79 pp.

Kerr Enterprises. (P.O. Box 27417, Tempe, AZ 85281.) A very good solar box cooker. Send $4 for plans and other material.

*The Solar Box Cooker Manual: How to Make, Use and Teach Others about Them. Sacramento, CA: Solar Cookers International (1919 21st St., #101, Sacramento, CA 95814), May 1990. 66 pp. $10.

*Solar Cookers International. (1919 21st St., #101, Sacramento, CA 95814.) A nonprofit organization with excellent solar oven plans, recipes, and cooking information. Write for publications list.

Still, Dean, and Jim Kness. Capturing Heat: Five Earth-Friendly Cooking Technologies and How to Build Them. Cottage Grove, OR: Aprovecho Research Center (80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424), 1996. 35 pp.

Still, Dean, Mike Hatfield, and Peter Scott. Capturing Heat Two: Fuel-Efficient Cooking Stoves with Chimneys, A Pizza Oven, and Simple Water Heaters: How to Design and Build Them. Cottage Grove, OR: Aprovecho Research Center (80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424), 2000. 48 pp.

Supply Catalogs

Bozeman Bio-Tech. P.O. Box 3146, 1612 Gold Ave., Bozeman, MT 59772. Long-term insect pest control.

Catalog for Cooks. Williams-Sonoma. P.O. Box 7456, San Francisco, CA 94120. Cooking utensils.

Coast Dry Flowers and Baskets. Box 10, San Francisco, CA 94101. Dry flowers, bouquets, baskets, and floral supplies.

Cotton Clouds. Rte. 2, Desert Hills #16, Safford, AZ 85546. Cotton yarn.

Countryside General Store. 103 N. Monroe St., Waterloo, WI 53595.

Cumberland General Store. Rte. 3, P.O. Box 81, Crossville, TN 38555. Old-time general merchandise.

De Van Koek Dutch Trader. 3100 Industrial Terr., Austin, TX 78759. Garden tools.

Down to Earth Dist. Garden Products Catalog. P.O. Box 1419, Eugene, OR 97440. Wholesale fertilizers, tools, etc. Minimum order $100.

Dramm. P.O. Box 528, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Professional watering tools.

Duluth Trading Company. 8300 Highland Dr., Wausau, WI 54401, (877) DTC-2345. Sells gel knee pads and canvas carrying “buckets”.

The Earth Store. P.O. Box 2286, Bellaire, TX 77402. Organic products.

Environmental Concerns. 9051-E Mill Station Rd., Sebastopol, CA 95472. Products for a safer, cleaner world, including biodegradable soaps and recycled paper.

*Fertile Ground Books. P.O. Box 2008, Davis, CA 95617-2008, books@agribooks.com. Excellent books.

Florist Products Horticultural Supplies. 2242 N. Palmer Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60195. Supplies and tools.

*Gardener’s Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT 05401. Garden tools, greenhouses, and supplies.

*Gardens for Growing People. P.O. Box 630, Pt. Reyes Sta., CA 94956. Children’s gardening supplies.

The Garrett Wade Tool Catalog. 161 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013. Good tool source, especially Japanese saws.

Gohn Bros. Box 1110 Middlebury, IN 46540. Amish clothing.

Good Books Catalog. P.O. Box 419, Intercourse, PA 17534.

Great Lakes IPM Catalog of Insect Monitoring Systems for the Professional Grower. 10220 Church Rd. NE, Vestaburg, MI 48891.

Jacobs Brothers Co. 8928 Sepulveda Blvd., Sepulveda, CA 91343. Fifteen-year shade and pest netting in various percentages of shading capacity.

Magic Garden Supply. P.O. Box 68, Redway, CA 95560. Supplies.

Mountain Rose Herbs. P.O. Box 50220, Eugene, OR 97405.

Nasco Farm and Ranch. P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Farm and ranch supplies.

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. P.O. Box 85, Ashfield, MA 01330. Supplies and books.

Nitragin, Inc. 3101 W. Custer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209. Source of many kinds of inocula for seeds, so you can maximize the fixing of nitrogen in the soil by legumes and obtain higher yields and higher protein content.

Northeast Carry Trading Company. 110 Water St., Hallowell, ME 04347.

Ohio Earth Food. 13737 Duquette Ave. NE, Hartville, OH 44632. Mail-order organic fertilizers.

*Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Fertilizers, supplies, seeds, and books. Excellent source.

Pratt, Doug, ed. Real Goods Solar Living Source Book: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living, 10th edition. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1999. 561 pp. A directory of equipment.

Precision Meters. 9495 Delgate Drive, Orlando, FL, 32837. 407-851-4470. Contact for the name of a local distributor. Sells PMM Multi-Jet 5⁄8-inch meter for measuring the amount of water used in the garden.

Real Goods. 13771 S. Hwy. 101, Hopland, CA 95449. Renewable energy.

Real Goods Renewables: Utility Intertie Systems: How to Sell Power to Your Electric Utility Company (and Get Yours for Free!). 1031 N. State St., Ukiah, CA 95482-3413.

Rocket Chef. P.O. Box 4525, Pacoima, CA 91331. (800) 544-4099. Non-electric food processor.

SelfCare Catalog. 349 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448. Products for self-help health care, including key books.

Seven Springs Farm. 426 Jerry Lane NE, Check, VA 24072. Organic farming and gardening supplies.

Seventh Generation. Colchester, VT 54460.

Silica Gel Dessicant Products Co. 5601 W. Slauson Ave, Suite 260, Culver City, CA 90230-6598.

Smith and Hawken. Box 6900, Florence, KY 41022-6900. Tools, clothes, bulbs, and books.

Snow Pond Farm Supply. P.O. Box 70, Salem, MA 01970. Soil-building seed, soil amendments, and fertilizers; natural pest controls; and tools.

Sun Day Afternoons Sun Protective Hats & Clothing. 716 South Pacific Hwy., Talent, OR 97540.

Timber Press. 9999 SW Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225. Books.

VJ Growers Supply. 500 W. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703. Six-year clear vinyl 6-ml plastic film for constructing mini-greenhouses. Available in 54-inch-wide, 100-foot-long rolls only.

*Walt Nicke’s Garden Talk. P.O. Box 433, Topsfield, MA 01983. Supplies and tools. Good catalog.
Wild Weeds. P.O. Box 88, Redway, CA 95560. Herbal solutions for all purposes, seeds, and books.

Sustainable Agriculture

Andersen, Arden B. Life & Energy in Agriculture. Kansas City, MO: Acres U.S.A., 1989. 115 pp.

———. Science in Agriculture: Advanced Methods for Sustainable Farming. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 2000. 376 pp.

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA). Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise.
Burlington, VT: Sustainable Agriculture Network, Sustainable Agriculture Publications, University of Vermont, 1996.

Brockman, Henry. Organic Matters. Congerville, IL: TerraBooks, 2001. 24 pp. Discusses the importance of small-scale organic farming.

Clark, Robert, ed. Our Sustainable Table. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990. 176 pp.

Enriquez, Laura J. Cuba’s New Agricultural Revolution: The Transformation of Food Crop Production in Contemporary Cuba. Oakland, CA: Food First—Institute for Food and Development Policy (398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618), 2000. 29 pp.

Funes, Fernando, et al. Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 2002. 307 pp.

Gates, Jane Potter. Tracing the Evolution of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture. Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library, 1988. 20 pp.

Gliessman, Stephen R. Agroecology: Ecological Processes in Sustainable Agriculture. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis, 2000. 357 pp.

———. Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2000.

Haney, Wava G., et al. Sustainable Agriculture Research Sourcebook: A Compilation of Current Activities on Sustainable Agriculture at U.S. Universities. Black Earth, WI: Wisconsin Rural Development Ctr., 1986. 56 pp.

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. Sustainable Agriculture Extension Manual for Eastern and Southern Africa. Nairobi: IIRR, 1998. 241 pp.

Jackson, Wes. New Roots for Agriculture. San Francisco: Friends of the Earth, 1980. 155 pp. Addresses the importance of developing sustainable agricultural systems, including perennial seed-producing plants.

Jason, Dan. Greening the Garden: A Guide to Sustainable Growing. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers, 1991. 196 pp.

Kirschenmann, Frederick. Switching to a Sustainable System. Windsor, ND: Northern Plants Sustainable Agriculture Society (R.R. 1, Box 73, Windsor, ND 58424), 1988. 18 pp.

Kolisko, E., and L. Kolisko. Agriculture of Tomorrow. Bournemouth, England: Kolisko Archive Publications, 1975. 322 pp.

Lockeretz, William, ed. Environmental Enhancement through Agriculture. Medford, MA: Tufts University, 1995. 334 pp.

Looking after Our Land. Oxford, UK: Oxfam Publications (274 Banbury Rd., Oxford 0X2 7DZ, UK). 20-minute video.

Lowrance, Richard, Benjamin R. Stinner, and Garfield J. House, eds. Agricultural Ecosystems:
Unifying Concepts. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1984. 233 pp.

National Research Council. Alternative Agriculture. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989. 448 pp.

———. Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1993. 702 pp.

Peet, Mary. Sustainable Practices for Vegetable Production in the South. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing (P.O. Box 369, Newburyport, MA 01950), 1996. 174 pp.

Pereira, Winin. Tending the Earth: Traditional, Sustainable Agriculture in India. Bombay, India: Earthcare Books (2 Anand, 17 Carmichael Rd., Bombay 400 026, India), 1993. 315 pp.

Petersen, Cass, Laurie E. Drinkwater, and Peggy Wagoner. The Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial: The First 15 Years. Kutztown, PA: The Rodale Institute, 1999. 40 pp.

Pretty, Jules. The Living Land. London: Earthscan Publications, 1998. 324 pp.
Resourceful Farming: A Primer for Family Farmers. Hartington, NE: The Small Farm Resources Project, 1987. 118 pp.

Schriefer, Donald L. Agriculture in Transition. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 2000. 238 pp.

Sustainable Agriculture for California. Pub. 3349. Oakland, CA: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California (6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239), 1991. 197 pp.

Sustainability of California Agriculture—A Symposium. Davis, CA: U.C. Cooperative Extension, U.C. Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz Agroecology Program, U.C. Agricultural Experiment Station, American Society of Agronomy California Chapter, n.d. 317 pp.

Sustainable Farming. Quebec, Canada: REAP (Box 125, Glenaladale House, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 1C0, Canada). Quarterly magazine.

Towards Sustainable Agriculture. Langenbruck, Switzerland: Agroecol Development (c/o Oekozentrum Langenbruck, CH-4438 Langenbruck, Switzerland). Information of Low-External Input Agriculture (P.O. Box 64, 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands), 1988. Two-part series.

The Transition Document: Toward an Environmentally Sound Agriculture. Portland, OR: Oregon Tilth Research and Education Committee, 1989. 77 pp.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? Davis, CA: University of California, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, 1991. 5 pp.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Urban Agriculture—Food, Jobs and Sustainable Cities. New York: UNDP, 1996. 302 pp.

 

 

T


Terracing


Copijn, A. N. A-Frames and Other Levelling Instruments. Leusden, The Netherlands: ETC Foundation, AME Programme (P.O. Box 64, 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands), 1986. 13 pp.

———. Soil Protection. Leusden, The Netherlands: ETC Foundation, AME Programme, 1987. 16 pp.

How to Farm Hilly Lands. Forestry for People Series. The Philippines: Bureau of Forest Development. 15 pp.

“Kenyans Shore Up Hopes and Topsoil with Terraces.” Christian Science Monitor, May 9, 1988.

*Vetiver Grass: A Thin Green Line Against Erosion. Washington, DC: National Research Council, National Academy Press, 1993. 171 pp. “Living terracing” crop.

“The Vetiver System: A Proven Solution.” Arlington, VA: The Vetiver Network (3601 N. 14th St., Arlington, VA 22201). Pamphlet.  For living terracing.

Wenner, Carl G. An Outline of Soil Conservation in Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Extension Unit. 57 pp.

———. Trees in Erosion and Soil Conservation. Nairobi, Kenya: Nairobi Ministry of Agriculture, Farm Management Branch Project and Evaluation Division, 1980. 26 pp.

*World Bank. Vetiver Grass: The Hedge Against Erosion. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1990. 78 pp.

Testing

Chapman, Homer D., and Parker F. Pratt. Methods of Analysis for Soils, Plants, and Waters. Riverside, CA: University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences, 1961. 309 pp.

International Conference on the Assessment and Monitoring of Soil Quality. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Institute, 1991. 38 pp.

Kiehl, Elmer R. Some Considerations for Interpretation of Soil Test for Phosphorus and Potassium. Research Bulletin 1007. Columbia, MO: Univ. of Missouri–Columbia College of Ag., Ag. Experiment Station, 1974. 36 pp.

National Testing Laboratory. 6555 Wilson Mills Rd., Ste. 102, Cleveland, OH 44143. Water testing.

**Timberleaf Soil Testing Service. 39648 Old Spring Rd., Murrieta, CA 92563-5566. (951) 677-7510. Excellent. Send for information on services and prices. The basic and trace mineral tests are highly recommended.

Wallace, T. M. C. The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants. Long Ashton, Bristol: University of Bristol Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, 1944. 164 pp.

**Watercheck. 6555 Wilson Mills Rd., Cleveland, OH 44123. (800) 458-3330. Excellent water testing laboratory. Write for information.  Consider drinking water quality test which tests for 85 different factors for a comparatively very reasonable cost.

Tools


Arts Machine Shop. Harrison at Oregon Trail, American Falls, ID 83211. Good-quality soil corers.

Blackburn, Graham. Woodworking Handtools. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. 238 pp.

Bradley, Fern M., and Christine Bucks, ed. Great Garden Gadgets. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2001. 168 pp. Using recycled material to help with seed starting, composting, tool organizing, and more.

Branch, Diana S. Tools for Homesteaders, Gardeners, and Small-Scale Farmers. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. 512 pp.

The C. S. Bell Co. 170 W. Davis St., Tiffin, OH 44883. Grain mills and shellers.

Carruthers, Ian, and Marc Rodriquez. Tools for Agriculture: A Guide to Appropriate Equipment for Smallholder Farmers. Nottingham, UK: Russell Press, 1992. 238 pp.

Cobleigh, Rolfe. Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them. New York: The Lyons Press, 1996. Reprint. 284 pp.
Fitzgerald, James.  The Best Fences.  North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing (210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247), 1984.  31 pp.

Happy Valley Ranch. P.O. Box 9153, Yakima, WA 98909. Cider, fruit, and wine presses.

Hida Tool Co. 1333 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702.

Hylton, William H., ed. Build It Better Yourself. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977. 942 pp.

J. A. Cissell Co. Aqunkum-Yellowbrook Rd., Farmingdale, NJ 07727. Five- to ten-year bird netting.

Jackson, Albert, and David Day. Tools and How to Use Them. New York: Knopf, 1979. 252 pp.

Jones, Bernard E., ed. The Complete Woodworker. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1980. 408 pp.

Logan, William Bryant. The Tool Book: A Compendium of Over 500 Tools for the Well-Tended Garden. New York: Workman, 1997. 302 pp.

*McCullagh, James C. Pedal Power: In Work, Leisure and Transportation. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977. 133 pp.

McRobie, George, ed. Tools for Organic Farming. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1990. 77 pp.

R. Hunt & Co. Ltd. Atlas Works. Earls Colne Colchester, Essex, England CO6 2EP. Manufacturers of mechanical power transmission equipment agricultural machinery, e.g., chaff cutters, winnowers, groundnut decorticators, and grinding mills.

Seymour Hardware Catalog. Seymour Manufacturing Co., 500 N. Broadway, Seymour, IN 47274.

Stephens, Rockwell.  Axes and Chainsaws; Use and Maintenance.  North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing (210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247), 1977.  31 pp. 

Stratoflex, Inc. 220 Roberts Cut-Off, P.O. Box 10398, Fort Worth, TX 76114. Excellent heavy-duty water hoses. We like the #230-12.

*Tresemer, David. The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools. Brattleboro, VT: Hand and Foot, 1981. 120 pp.

Volunteers in Technical Assistance. 3206 Rhode Island Ave., Mt. Rainier, MD 20822. Appropriate technology materials information sheets.

———. Village Technology Handbook. Croton-on-Hudson, NY: Bootstrap Press, 1988. 422 pp.

Wells, Malcolm. Recovering America—A More Gentle Way to Build. Brewster, MA: Malcolm Wells (673 Satucket Rd., Brewster, Cape Cod, MA), 1999. 143 pp.

Wright, Philip. Old Farm Implements. London: The Country Book Club, 1963. 95 pp.

Traditional Agriculture


*Conklin, Harold. Hanundoo Agriculture: A Report on an Integral System of Shifting Cultivation in the Philippines. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1957. 154 pp.

Gliessman, Stephen R., et al. “The Ecology and Management of Traditional Farming Systems,” from Altieri, M., and S. Hecht, eds., Agroecology and Small Farm Development, 1990, 13–17.

———. Un Enfoque Agro-ecologico en el Estudio de la Agricultura Tradicional. Santa Cruz, CA: Agroecology Program, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1984. 10 pp.

*Information for Low External Input Agriculture. Understanding Traditional Agriculture. The Netherlands: ILEIA (P.O. Box 64, 3830 AB Leusen, The Netherlands), 1987. 144 pp. Bibliography.

Mountjoy, Daniel C., and Stephen R. Gliessman. “Traditional Management of a Hillside Agroecosystem in Tlaxcala, Mexico: An Ecologically Based Maintenance System.” American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, Winter 1988: 3–10.

Sattaur, Omar. “The Lost Art of the Waru Waru.” New Scientist, May 12, 1988: 50–51.

Stevens, William K. “An Eden in Ancient America? Not Really.” New York Times, March 30, 1993.

Trees

Agroforestry Research Trust. “Akebia.” Agroforestry News Vol. 10, No. 1. (October 2001): 40 pp. Includes peaches, basketry plants, pecans, apples, and pears.

Allen, William. Green Phoenix: Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 310 pp.

Association for Temperate Agroforestry. Agroforestry in the United States: Research and Technology Transfer Needs for the Next Millennium. Columbia, MO: ATA, 2000. 23 pp.

*Ayensu, Edward S., et al. Firewood Crops. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1980. 237 pp.

Bailey, L. H. The Cultivated Conifers in North America. New York: Macmillan, 1933. 404 pp.

Baker, Richard St. Barbe. Among the Trees. London: Man of the Trees, 1935. 96 pp.

———. The Brotherhood of the Trees. London: Adelphi, n.d. 64 pp.

———. Caravan Story and Country Notebook. Wolverton, Bucks, England: McCorquodale, 1979. 71 pp.

———. Dance of the Trees. London: Oldbourne Press (121/128 Fleet St., London EC4, England), 1956. 192 pp.

———. Famous Trees of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: A. H. and A. W. Reed, 1965. 150 pp.

———. Green Glory. New York: A. A. Wyn, 1949. 253 pp.

———. I Planted Trees. London: Lutterworth Press, 1952. 262 pp.

———. Kabongo—The Story of a Kikuyu Chief. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1955. 127 pp.

———. Kamiti. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1958. 117 pp.

———. Men of the Trees. New York: Dial Press, 1931. 283 pp.

*———. My Life, My Trees. Forres, Scotland: Findhorn Publications, 1970. 167 pp.

———. The Redwoods. London: Lindsay Drummond (2 Guilford Place, London WC1, England), 1945. 95 pp.

———. Sahara Challenge. London: Lutterworth Press, 1954. 152 pp. Important book.

———. Trees: A Book of the Seasons. London: Lindsay Drummond, 1940. 113 pp.

———. Trees in the Environment—Selected Writings of Richard St. Barbe Baker. Saskatchewan, Canada: University of Saskatchewan Archives. 153 pp. Unpublished manuscript.

Balancing Ecology and Economics: A Start-Up Guide for Forest Owner Cooperation. Madison, WI: Cooperative Development Services (30 W. Mifflin St., Ste. 401, Madison, WI), University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (230 Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch St., Madison, WI), Community Forestry Resource Center, Institute for Agriculture& Trade Policy (2105 First Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN), 2000. 107 pp. plus appendices.

Beame, Rona.  Leaf & Tree Guide; The great leaf hunt. Track down, match up, and mount your finds. An illustrated handbook for nature detectives.  New York: Workman Publishing Co., Inc. (708 Broadway New York, NY 10003- 9555), 2004.  96 pp.

*Board on Science and Technology for International Development. Firewood Crops: Shrubs and Tree Species for Energy Production, Vol. 2. Washington DC: National Research Council, 1984. 92 pp.

Brinkman, Willemine, ed. Why Natural Forests Are Linked with Nutrition: Health and Self Reliance of Villagers in Northeast Thailand—A Collection of Papers. Phu Wiang, Khon Kaen Province: Royal Forest Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (United National Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Phu Wiang, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand), 1989. 86 pp.

Broad, Ken. Caring for Small Woods. London: Earthscan, 1999. 233 pp.

Brooks, Alan. Woodlands: A Practical Handbook, revised ed. Wallingford, UK: British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, 1988. 173 pp.

Bruce, John W. Legal Bases for the Management of Forest Resources as Common Property. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1999. 133 pp.

Buck, Louise E., ed., et al. Agroforestry in Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1999. 416 pp.

Burkhardt, Hans J. Maximizing Forest Productivity. Willits, CA: Burkhardt Books (P.O. Box 117, Willits, CA 95490), 1994. 140 pp.

Camp, Orville. The Forest Farmer’s Handbook: A Guide to Natural Selection Forest Management. Ashland, OR: Sky River Press, 1990. 72 pp.

*Carter, Jane. “Alley Farming: Have Resource-Poor Farmers Benefited?” Agroforestry Today, April–June 1996: 5–7.

Cheyney, E. G. Farm Forestry. New York: Macmillan.

Cheyney, E. G., and J. P. Wentling. The Farm Woodlot. New York: Macmillan, 1919. 343 pp.

Clark, F. B. Planting Black Walnut for Timber. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, 1976. 10 pp.

Coe, Richard. “Through the Looking Glass: 10 Common Problems in Alley-Cropping Research.” Agroforestry Today, January–March 1994: 9–11.

Collingwood, G. H., and Warren D. Brush. Knowing Your Trees. Washington, DC: American Forestry Association, 1978. 389 pp.

Crawford, Martin. Chestnuts. Dartington, Totnes, Devon, UK: Agroforestry Research Trust, 1995. 52 pp.

*———. Hazelnuts. Dartington, Totnes, Devon, UK: Agroforestry Research Trust, 1995. 28 pp.

———. Walnuts. Dartington, Totnes, Devon, UK: Agroforestry Research Trust, 1995. 28 pp.

Elevitch, Craig R., and Kim M. Wilkinson, eds. The Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees. Holualoa, HI: Permanent Agriculture Resources, 2001. 416 pp. Accompanied by a CD of the same title.

Establishing a Hedgerow. Communications Services, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Video.

Evans, D. O., and L. T. Szott. Nitrogen-Fixing Trees for Acid Soils. Morrilton, AR: Winrock International Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association, 1995. 328 pp.

*Farris, Cecil W. The Hazel Tree. East Lansing, MI: Northern Nut Growers Association, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University, 2000. 74 pp.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Forest Tree Seed Directory. New York: United Nations, 1975. 283 pp.

———. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Community Forestry in Africa. Rome, Italy: FAO (Viale Delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy), 2000. 423 pp.

Forest, Farm, and Community Tree Network (FACT Net). Nitrogen-Fixing Trees for Fodder Production. Morrilton, AR: Winrock International, 1996. 125 pp.

Forestry and Nutrition: A Reference Manual. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Forestry Officer (FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Maliwan Mansion, Phra Atit Rd., Bangkok, Thailand), 1989. 114 pp.

Forests, Trees and Food. Rome: Community Forestry Unit (Forestry Department, Forestry Policy and Planning Division, FAO, Via delle Terme di Carcalla 00100 Rome, Italy), 1992. 26 pp.

Foster, Ruth. Landscaping That Saves Energy Dollars. New York: David McKay, 1978.

Friends of the Trees. 1988 International Green Front Report. Chelan, WA: Friends of the Trees, 1988. 97 pp.

Friends of the Trees Society. P.O. Box 474, Hood River, OR 97031. Good tree information.

Garrett, H. E., W. J. Rietveld, and R. F. Fisher, eds. North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 2000. 402 pp.

*Giono, Jean. The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness. Brooksville, ME: Friends of Nature, 1967. 17 pp. Account of a 1-man tree planting program. Inspirational.

The Greenwood Trust—Woodland Courses. Station Rd., Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7DR, England. Courses include coppicing. A rare opportunity.

*Gridley, Karen, ed. Man of the Trees: Selected Writings of Richard St. Barbe Baker. Willits, CA: Ecology Action, 1989. 144 pp.  St. Barbe was responsible for inspiring the planting of ~26 billion trees during his lifetime.

Hageneder, Fred.  The Meaning of Trees: Botany, History, Healing, Lore.  San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books (85 2nd St. San Francisco, CA 94105), 2005.  224 pp.

Hammond, Herb. Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use. Vancouver, Canada: Polestar Press, 1991. 309 pp.

Hart, Robert A. de J. Forest Gardening. Bideford, England: Green Books (Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE, England), 1991. 212 pp.

Hartmann, Hudson T., and Karl W. Opitiz. Olive Production in California. Berkeley, CA: University of California Agricultural Publications (207 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720), 1966. 63 pp.

The Harvard Forest Models. Cambridge, MA: Harvard College, 1941. 48 pp.

Hilliers and Sons. Hilliers’ Manual of Trees and Shrubs, 4th ed. Newton Abbot, England: David and Charles, 1977. 575 pp. A key publication.

Hilts, Stewart, and Peter Mitchell. The Woodlot Management Handbook. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 1999. 282 pp.

*How to Grow Your Own Firewood. Publication 21484. Cooperative Extension (University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources), 6 pp.

Hutchinson, F. A Guide to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Papers. Saskatchewan, Canada: University of Saskatchewan Archives, 1988. 26 pp.

Huxley, Anthony, ed. Deciduous Garden Trees and Shrubs. New York: Macmillan, 1973. 216 pp.

———. Evergreen Garden Trees and Shrubs. New York: Macmillan, 1973. 216 pp.

Institute for Sustainable Forestry. Landowner Resource Guide. Redway, CA: Institute for Sustainable Forestry (P.O. Box 1580, Redway, CA 95560), June 2000.

“An Integration of Land Use Practices.” Agroforestry. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, 2000.

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. Agroforestry Technology Information Kit. Silang, Philippines: IIRR, 1998. 650 pp. 6 booklets.

*Johnson, Dave. The Good Woodcutter’s Guide: Chain Saws, Portable Mills, and Woodlots. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 1998. 215 pp.

Johnson, Hugh. The International Book of Trees. New York: Bonanza Books, 1980. 288 pp. Good background.

Josiah, Scott, et al. Agroforestry in Minnesota: A Guide to Resources and Demonstration Sites. St. Paul, MN: Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management, University of Minnesota, 1999. 132 pp.

Kang, B. T., A. N. Atta-krah, and L. Reynolds. Alley Farming. London: Macmillan, 1999. 110 pp.

*Kang, B. T., et al. Alley Cropping: A Stable Alternative to Shifting Cultivation. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA, 1984. 22 pp.

Kinro, Gerald. “The Bark Graft.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2005: 49–51.

Koppell, Carla R. R., et al. Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition Concerns into Forestry Projects. Rome: Community Forestry Unit (Forestry Department, Food & Agriculture Organization, Via delle Germe di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy), 1991. 41 pp.

**Kyle, H. R., et al. CCC Forestry. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Education, 1937. 334 pp.

Lambert, F. Tools and Devices for Coppice Crafts. Chatham, UK: Mackay, 1957. (Available from the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys SY20-9AZ, Wales, UK) 48 pp.

Lansky, Mitch, ed. Low Impact Forestry: Forestry as if the Future Mattered. Hallowell, ME: Maine Environmental Policy Institute, 2002. 171 pp.

Law, Ben. The Woodland Way: A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Woodland Management. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2001. 231 pp.

Leucaena: Forage Production and Use. Waimanalo, HI: Nitrogen-Fixing Tree Association, 1985. 39 pp.

Leucaena: Promising Forage and Tree Crop for the Tropics. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1977. 102 pp.

Leucaena: Wood Production and Use. Waimanalo, HI: Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association, 1985. 50 pp.

Leucaena-Based Farming. Oklahoma City, OK: World Neighbors, 1986. 29 pp.

Lindstrom, Jan, and Rose Kingamkono. Foods from Forests, Fields and Fallows. Uppsala, Sweden: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (International Rural Development Centre, Box 7005, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden), 1991. 133 pp.

Longhurst, Richard. Dependency on Forestry and Tree Foods for Food Security. Upsala, Sweden: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 1991.
MacDicken, K., and N. Vergara. Agroforestry: Classification and Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1990. 382 pp.

*Man of the Trees. Redway, CA: Music for Little People (P.O. Box 1460, Redway, CA 95560). Video about Richard St. Barbe Baker. BL

**The Man Who Planted Trees. Los Angeles: Direct Cinema (P.O. Box 69799, Los Angeles, CA 90069). Video. Excellent animated adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic story. In English and French. Academy Award, 1987. BL

Mann, Rink. Backyard Sugarin’. Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 1978. 78 pp.

Martz, Jeff. “Multi-Story Cropping System for the Dominican Republic.” The Permaculture Activist, November 1988: 14–15.

Men of the Trees. Richard St. Barbe Baker, 1889–1972: A Keepsake Book for All Ages and Generations. Perth, Australia: Men of the Trees, 1989. 72 pp.

Metcalf, L.J.  The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs.  New Zealand: Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd. (39 Rawene Rd., Auckland 10), 1987.  346 pp.Mitchell, Alan. The Trees of North America. New York: Facts on File, 1979. 280 pp.

Mulawarman, et al. Tree Seed Management: Seed Sources, Seed Collection and Seed Handling: A Field Manual for Field Workers and Farmers. Bogor, Indonesia: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, SEA Regional Research Programme, Winrock International, 2003. 54 pp.

*Nearing, Helen and Scott. The Maple Sugar Book. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2000. 305 pp.

Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1992. 141 pp.

Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association. Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Report, Vol. 11, 1993. Morrilton, AR: NFTA, 1993. 140 pp.

*On the Edge of the Forest. Olney, PA: Bullfrog Films. Excellent video of Dr. E. F. Schumacher, author of Small Is Beautiful. A key perception about agro-forestry and trees, 1977. BL
Pavlik, Bruce, et al. Oaks of California. Los Olivos: Cachuma Press (P.O. Box 560, Los Olivos, CA 93441), 1991. 184 pp.

Perry, David A. Forest Ecosystems. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. 649 pp.

*Pilarski, Michael, ed. Restoration Forestry: An International Guide to Sustainable Forestry Practices. Durango, CO: Klvaki Press (585 E. 31st St., Durango, CO 81301), 1994. 525 pp.

Read, Helen J., and Mark Frater. Woodland Habitats. New York: Routledge, 1999. 177 pp.

Reich, Lee. “Making a Whip Graft.” Horticulture Magazine, February 1994: 58–59.

“Riparian Forest Buffers: An Agroforestry Practice.” Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry.

Roshetko, J. M., ed. Agroforestry Species and Technologies. Morrilton, AR: Winrock International, 2001. 232 pp.

Schubert, Gilbert H., and Ronald S. Adams. Reforestation Practices for Conifers in California. Sacra-mento, CA: Department of Conservation, Division of Forestry, 1971. 359 pp.

Sheat, W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers. New York: Macmillan, 1957.

*Sholto Douglas, J., and Roberta A. de J. Hart. Forest Farming. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1984. 207 pp. Excellent.

Short Rotation Forestry. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films (P.O. Box 149, Oley, PA 19547), 1982. 29-minute video.

*Smith, J. Russell. Tree Crops: Key to a Permanent Agriculture. Old Greenwich, CT: Devin-Adair, 1953. 408 pp. Classic work on an important concept.

Smith, Michael, and Michael Pilarski. Friends of the Trees: Third World Resource Guide. Tonasket, WA: Friends of the Trees Society (P.O. Box 1064, Tonasket, WA 98855), May 1993.

Sudworth, George B. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope. New York: Dover, 1967. 455 pp.

Sunset Editors. Garden Trees. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Books, 1975. 96 pp.

Titmuss, F. H. A Concise Encyclopedia of World Timbers. New York: Philosophical Library, 1949. 156 pp.

Tree People. The Simple Act of Planting a Tree: Healing Your Neighborhood, Your City, and Your World. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1990. 236 pp.

USDA, Institute for Sustainable Forestry. Landowner Resource Guide. Washington DC: USDA, 2000.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Trees: The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1949. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949. 944 pp.

Utah Community Forest Council. Shigo on Trees: The Video. Spotlight Visual Communications. Video.
Weber, Don. Coppicing Workshops. Box 1322, Mendocino, CA 95460.

*Weiner, M. A. Plant a Tree. New York: Macmillan, 1975. 277 pp. Excellent.

Whitefield, Patrick. How to Make a Forest Garden. East Meon, Hampshire, England: Hyden House, The Sustainability Centre, 1998. 168 pp.

Wijewardene, Ray, et al. Conservation Farming. Sri Lanka: Marga Publications (61, Isipathana Mawatha, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka).

“Windbreaks: An Agroforestry Practice.” Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Center for Agro-forestry.
Yepsen, Roger B., Jr. Trees for the Yard, Orchard, and Woodlot. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1976. 305 pp.

Tropics


*Ackland, J. D. East African Crops. London: Longman Group, 1980. 252 pp. Very good.

Appert, Jean. The Storage of Food Grains and Seeds. London: Macmillan, 1987. 146 pp.

Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center. P.O. Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan 741, Taiwan ROC. A nonprofit research organization for vegetables.

Atkins, George. Growing Crops on Mounds in Low Wetlands. The Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (595 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 2C3, Canada). 8 pp.

Beets, Willem C. Raising and Sustaining Productivity of Smallholder Farming Systems in the Tropics. Alkmaar, Holland: AgBé Publishing (P.O. Box 9125, 1800 GC Alkmaar, Holland), 1990. 738 pp.

Bernhardt, Ed. Home Gardening in Costa Rica. San Jose, CA: The Tico Times (P.O. Box 4632, San Jose, Costa Rica), 1985. 88 pp.

Brandjes, Pieter, Peter van Dongen, and Anneke van der Veer. Green Manuring and Other Forms of Soil Improvement in the Tropics. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA (P.O. Box 380, 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands), 1989. 49 pp.

Bunch, Roland. “An Odyssey of Discovery.” ILEIA Newsletter Vol. 7, No. 3 (1995): 18–19. Published in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

CIDICCO. Technical Report No. 1. The Use of Velvetbean by Village Farmers of Honduras to Produce Corn. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: CIDICCO, August 1993. 4 pp.

———. Technical Report No. 2. The Use of Lablab Bean by Traditional Farmers in Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: CIDICCO, August 1993. 4 pp.

———. Technical Report No. 7. The Use of Velvetbean as Cover Crop in Citrus Plantations. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: CIDICCO, March 1992. 4 pp.

———. Technical Report No. 8. The Utilization of Velvetbean as a Source of Food. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: CIDICCO, February 1993. 4 pp.

*Composting for the Tropics. Bocking, England: Henry Doubleday Research Association, 1963. 288 pp. Useful pamphlet for humid areas.

Dupriez, Hugues, and Philippe De Leneer. African Gardens and Orchards. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA (P.O. Box 380, 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands), 1988. 294 pp.

———. Agriculture in African Rural Communities. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA (P.O. Box 380, 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands), 1988. 294 pp.

*Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in Tropical Ecosystems. Honolulu, Hawaii: NifTAL Project, University of Hawaii, 1989. 249 pp.

ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization). 17391 Durrance Rd., North Fort Myers, FL 33917. A nonprofit organization that provides key seeds to development projects.

Ecology Action Staff. A Preliminary Guide to Tropical Biointensive Food Raising. Palo Alto, CA: Ecology Action, 1982. 31 pp. Includes a large bibliography.

Enoch, Ivan, and R. E. Holttum. Gardening in the Tropics. Singapore: Times Editions, 1991. 384 pp.

Gardening Nutritious Vegetables. Shanhua, Taiwan: The Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (Shanhua, Taiwan, R.O.C.), 1988. 136 pp.

Garner, R. J. Tropical Propagation of Fruit Trees. Part One: Materials and Methods. Farnham Royal, Slough, UK: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau, 1976. 556 pp.

*Gibson, D., and A. Pain. Crops of the Drier Regions of the Tropics. Singapore: Longman Singapore, 1985. 157 pp.

Gliessman, Stephen R., et al. “The Ecological Basis for the Application of Traditional Agricultural Technology in the Management of Tropical Agro-Ecosystems.” Agro-Ecosystems Vol.7, 1981: 173–185.

———. “Ecological Basis of Traditional Management of Wetlands in Tropical Mexico: Learning from Agroecosystem Models,” in Biodiversity—Culture, Conservation and Ecodevelopment, Margery Oldfield and Janis B. Alcorn, eds. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991: 211–229.

———. “Local Resource Use Systems in the Tropics: Taking Pressure Off the Forests,” in Tropical Rainforests, Frank Almeda and Catherine Pringle, eds. San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, 1988: 53–70.

———. “Understanding the Basis of Sustainability for Agriculture in the Tropics: Experiences in Latin America,” in Sustainable Agricultural Systems C. A. Edwards et al., eds. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society (7515 NE Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021), n.d.: 378–390.

Goeltenboth, Friedholm, ed. Subsistence Agriculture Improvement: Manual for the Humid Tropics. Lanham, MD: Unipub, 1990. 228 pp.

Hill, D. S., and J. M. Waller. Pests and Diseases of Tropical Crops. Vol. 1, Principles and Methods of Control. Harlow, Essex, England: Longman, 1990. 175 pp.

*Hodges, R. D., ed. Composting in Tropical Agriculture. Ipswich, England: International Institute of Biological Husbandry, 1979. 32 pp.

Honey Bee: A Voice of Creative Farmers, Artisans, Pastoralists and Other Grassroots Innovators. Ahnedbad, India: Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, Indian Institute of Management. Periodical.

*ILEIA Newsletter. (Centre for Information for Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture, P.O. Box 64, 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands.) An excellent magazine.

Institute for Tropical Agriculture. University of Florida, Box 13533, Gainesville, FL 32604.

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. 1775 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Also: Silang, Cavite, Philippines. Has specialized in Biointensive mini-farming. Information packet on agricultural technologies).

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. 133 Dharmapala Mawatha, Columbo 7, Sri Lanka.

Irvine, F. R. West African Crops. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1969. 272 pp.

Janzen, Daniel. “Tropical Agroecosystems.” Science, Vol. 182 (1973): 1,212–1,219.

*MacKay, Susan E. Alley Farming in the Humid and Subhumid Tropics. Proceedings of an International Workshop Held at Ibadan, Nigeria. Ottwawa, Canada: IDRC (P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9, Canada), March 1986. 251 pp.

Manor House Agricultural Centre. Private Bag, Kitale, Kenya, East Africa. A nonprofit organization that specializes in Biointensive mini-farming training.

Martin, Franklin W. Forages for the Small Farm. N. Ft. Myers, FL: ECHO (17430 Durrance Rd., N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917-2200), n.d. 24 pp.

———. Handbook of Tropical Food Crops. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1984. 296 pp.

———. Primer on Plants and Techniques for Agriculture in Dry Regions of the Tropics. N. Ft. Myers, FL: ECHO (17391 Durrance Rd., N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917), n.d. 16 pp.

National Academy of Sciences. Tropical Legumes: Resources for the Future. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1979. 331 pp.

National Research Council. Leu-caena: Promising Forage and Tree Crop for the Tropics, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1984.

Organic Matter Management and Tillage in Humid and Subhumid Africa. IBSRAM Proceedings No. 10. Bangkok, Thailand: International Board for Soil Research and Management, 1990. 459 pp.

Rosemeyer, Martha. “Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Central America.” Dimensions of Sustainability Proceedings. Amsterdam: Baden-Baden, 1996: 340–349.

*Sanchez, Pedro A. Properties and Management of Soil in the Tropics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987. 618 pp.

Schwartz, H., and Marcial A. Pastor-Corrales, eds. Bean Production Problems in the Tropics, 2nd ed. Cali, Columbia: Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (Apartado Aeréo 6713, Cali, Colombia), 1989. 725 pp.

*Shiva, Vandana. Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development in India. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1988. 224 pp.

Soil Management, Compost Production and Use in Tropical and Subtropical Environments. Rome: FAO of the United Nations (Via delle Terme di Caracalle, 00100 Rome, Italy), 1987. 177 pp.

Soils of the Humid Tropics. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1972. 219 pp. Compiled by the Committee on Tropical Soils, Ag. Board, and National Research Committee.

Sommers, Paul. Low-Cost Farming in the Humid Tropics: An Illustrated Handbook. Metro Manila, Phillipines: Island Publishing House (STA Mesa P.O. Box 406, Metro Manila, Philippines), 1984. 38 pp.

Srivastava, Jitendre, et al. Conserving Soil Moisture and Fertility in the Warm Seasonally Dry Tropics. Washington, DC: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1818 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20433), 1993. 75 pp.

Steiner, Kurt G. Intercropping in Tropical Smallholders Agriculture with Special Reference to West Africa. Eschborn, Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeith (Postfach 5180, D-6236 Eschborn/Ts. 1, Germany), 1984. 304 pp.

Stoll, Gabriele. Natural Crop Protection in the Tropics. Weikersheim, Germany: Margraf Verlag (P.O. Box 1205, 97985 Weikersheim, Germany), 2000. 376 pp.
Thurston, H. David. Slash/Mulch Systems: Sustainable Methods for Tropical Agriculture. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997. 196 pp.

UNICEF. The UNICEF Home Gardens Handbook. New York: UNICEF, 1982.

USDA, ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station. 2200 Pedro Albizu Campos Ave., Ste. 201 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 006800-5470 (formerly, Mayaquez Institute of Tropical Agriculture, SEA, Box 70, Mayaquez, Puerto Rico 00681).

Wicherley, W. The Whole Art of Rubber Growing. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1911. 151 pp.

 

 

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Urban Agriculture

Wade, Isabel. City Food: Crop Selection in Third World Cities. San Francisco: Urban Resource Systems, 1986. 54 pp.

 

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Vegetables


Aaron, Chester. The Great Garlic Book: A Guide with Recipes. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1997. 146 pp.

Allan, Ken. Sweet Potatoes for the Home Garden. Kingston, Canada: Green Spade Books, 1998. 204 pp.

Allen, C. L. Cabbage, Cauliflower and Allied Vegetables. New York: Orange Judd, 1918. 125 pp.

Bailey, L. H. Principles of Vegetable Gardening. New York: Macmillan, 1901. 450 pp. Barnes, James, and William.

Robinson. Asparagus Culture: The Best Methods Employed. New York: George Routledge & Sons, n.d. 84 pp.

Basse, H., et al. Variétés de Laitues. Wageningen, Holland: Instituut Voor De Veredeling Van Tuinbourwgewassen, 1960. 228 pp.

Blasdale, Walter C. Some Chinese Vegetable Food Materials and Their Nutritive and Economic Value. Bulletin No. 68. Washington, DC: USDA Office of Experiment Stations, July 15, 1899, 48 pp.

Blazey, Clive. The Australian Vegetable Garden: What’s New Is Old. Sydney: New Holland Publishers, 1999. 126 pp.

Brewster, J. L. Onions and Other Vegetable Alliums. Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CAB International, 1994. 236 pp.

Brickell, Christopher, ed. Vegetables. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 96 pp.

Bubel, Nancy. “Broccoli.” Country Journal, September/October 1992: 14–15.

Burrage, Albert C. Burrage on Vegetables. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. 224 pp. Good notes on scheduling for continuous harvest.

Burton, W. G. The Potato, 3rd ed. New York: Halsted Press, 1989. 724 pp.

Butterfield, H. M. The Home Vegetable Garden in Berkeley. Reprint. Berkeley, CA: Ecology Center. 1944. 22 pp.

Chandler, Andrea Ray. “Preventing Tomato Diseases.” Organic Gardening, May/June 2003: 28–30.

Decoteau, Dennis R. Vegetable Crops. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. 464 pp.

DeWitt, Dave, and Paul W. Bosland. The Pepper Garden. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1993. 240 pp.

———. Peppers of the World: An Identification Guide. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1996. 219 pp.

Engeland, Ron L. Growing Great Garlic. Okanogan, WA: Filaree Productions (Rte. 2, P.O. Box 162, Okanogan, WA 98840), 1991. 213 pp.

Galloway, Willi Evans. “Parsnips.” Organic Gardening February/March 2006: 30–31.

*Garnham, Peter. “Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce Sampler.” Kitchen Gardener, February/March 1999: 10–14.

Goldman, Amy. The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower’s Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds. NY: Artisan, 2004. 214 pp.

Gregory, James J. H. Cabbages: How to Grow Them. Salem, MA: Observer Steam Printing Rooms, 1870. 73 pp.

———. Onion Raising: What Kinds to Raise and the Way to Raise Them. Marblehead, MA: Messenger Steam Printing House, 1878. 42 pp.

Greiner, T. Celery for Profit. Philadelphia, PA: W. Atlee Burpee, 1893. 85 pp.

Hand, F. E., and K. L. Cockerham. The Sweet Potato. New York: Macmillan, 1921. 261 pp.

Harrison, S. G., et al. The Oxford Book of Food Plants. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969. 207 pp.

Herklots, G. A. C. Vegetable Cultivation in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: The South China Morning Post, 1947. 208 pp.

Ivins, J. D., and F. L. Milthorpe, eds. The Growth of the Potato: Proceedings of the Tenth Easter School in Agricultural Science, University of Nottingham, 1963. London: Butterworths, 1963. 328 pp.

The Jefferson Institute. “Dry Edible Beans: A High Value Alternative Legume.” Alternative Crop Guide. Columbia, MO: The Jefferson Institute, 2002.

Kains, Maurice G. Chicory Growing as an Addition to the Resources of the American Farmer. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1898. 52 pp.

Langsner, Louise. “The Many Faces of Asian Greens.” Kitchen Garden, June/July 1998: 20–25.

Larkcom, Joy. Creative Vegetable Gardening. New York: Abbeville Press, 1997. 208 pp.

Macself, A. J. The Vegetable Grower’s Treasury. London: W. H. & L. Collingridge, n.d. 320 pp.

Maynard, Donald N., and George J. Hochmuth. Knott’s Handbook for Vegetable Growers, 4th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. 582 pp.

Nordell, Eric. “Trashed Our Onions: Cultivating Pea Vines into Onions.” Small Farmer’s Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3: 24–29.

Ogden, Ellen Ecker. “Spicing Up Salad.” Organic Gardening, February/March 2006: 38–43.

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station. The Relation of Weather to the Date of Planting Potatoes in Northern Ohio. Wooster, Ohio: Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, 1926. 43 pp.

Omohundro, John T. “One Potato, Two Potato.” Natural History Magazine, June 1985: 22–27.

Peet, Mary. Sustainable Practices for Vegetable Production in the South. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 1996. 174 pp.

Pleasant, Barbara. “Pick the Perfect Onions.” Mother Earth News, February/March 2006: 40–45.

Reed, Brenda H. “Grow Oriental Vegetables.” BackHome Magazine, March/April 2005: 33–35.

Robinson, R. W., and D. S. Decker-Walters. Cucurbits. New York: CAB International, 1996. 226 pp.

Rodale Institute. Legumes for Lasting Benefits. Information Sheet #2. Kutztown, PA: International Ag-Sieve (Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown PA 19530), n.d. 4 pp.

*Rubatzky, Vincent, and Mas Yamaguchi. World Vegetables, 2nd ed. New York: Chapman & Hall, 1997. 842 pp. Very good.

Sanders, T. W. Vegetables and Their Cultivation. London: Q. H. & L. Collingridge, 1928. 508 pp. Sherf, Arden F., and Alan A. MacNab. Vegetable Diseases and Their Control. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986. 728 pp.

Solomon, Steve. Water-Wise Vegetables. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1993. 93 pp.

Staub, Jack. “Faux Spinaches Can Stand the Heat.” Kitchen Gardener, August/September 1999: 12–15.

Stiles, Shelly. “Hot Potatoes.” National Gardening, July/August 1994: 29–34.

**Vilmorin-Andrieux, M. M. The Vegetable Garden. London: John Murray, 1905. 782 pp. Softcover edition: Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1981. 620 pp. Hardcover edition: Willits, CA: The Jeavons-Leler Press (5798 Ridgewood Rd., Willits, CA 95490). 620 pp. Reprint of the excellent 1885 English edition by John Murray. This classic is still one of the most useful works on cultural directions in existence today.

Weaver, William Woys. Heirloom Vegetable Gardening. New York: Henry Holt, 1997. 439 pp.

Wickson, Edward J. The California Vegetables in Garden and Field. San Francisco: Pacific Rural Press, 1917. 319 pp.

Wilkinson, Albert E. Muck Crops. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1916. 257 pp.
Zuckerman, Larry. The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World. New York: North Point Press, 1998. 320 pp.

 

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Water


Agarwal, Anil, et al., eds. Making Water Everybody’s Business. New Delhi: Center for Science and Environment, 2001. 456 pp.

Agarwal, Anil, and Sunita Narain, eds. Dying Wisdom: Rise, Fall and Potential of India’s Traditional Water Harvesting Systems. New Delhi: Center for Science and Environment, 1997. 404 pp.

Brooks, Kenneth N., et al. Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press, 2003. 574 pp.

Center for Science and Environment. A Water Harvesting Manual: Case Studies from India. New Delhi: Center for Science and Environment, 2001. 35 pp.

———. Water Links-2: Water Harvesters Directory. New Delhi: Center for Science and Environment, 2000. 362 pp.
Cocannouer, Joseph A. Water and the Cycle of Life. Old Greenwich, CT: Devin-Adair, 1962. 142 pp. All his books are fascinating and easy to read.

Costello, Laurence R., et al. Estimating Water Requirements of Landscape Plantings: The Landscape Coefficient Method. Oakland, CA: University of California, 1991. 9 pp.

Cummings, Ronald, et al. Water-works: Improving Irrigation Management in Mexican Agriculture. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute (1709 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006), 1989. 51 pp.
Davies, Rodney. Dowsing. London: The Aquarian Press (77-85 Fulham Palace Rd., Hammersmith, London W6 8JB, England), 1991. 112 pp.

Department of Water Resources. Water Conservation in California. Sacramento, CA: California Resources Agency, 1976. 95 pp.

DripWorks. 190 Sanhedrin Circle, Willits, CA 95490. (800) 616-8322. Complete line of drip irrigation.
East Bay Municipal Utility District. Water-Conserving Plants & Landscapes for the Bay Area. Oakland, CA: EBMUD, 1986. 107 pp.

*Emoto, Masaru. The Hidden Messages in Water. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, 2004. 157 pp.

Gleick, Peter H., et al. California Water 2020: A Sustainable Vision. Oakland, CA: Pacific Inst. for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, 1995. 113 pp.

Ingram, Colin. The Drinking Water Book. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1995. 198 pp.

*James, I. C., et al. How Much Water in a 12-Ounce Can? Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey, 1976. 18 pp.

———. Principles of Irrigation Practice. New York: Macmillan, 1920. 496 pp.

King, F. H. Irrigation and Drainage: Principles and Practice of Their Cultural Phases. New York: Macmillan, 1906. 502 pp.

Kourik, Robert. Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates. Metamorphic Press: Santa Rosa, CA, 1992. 103 pp.

*———. Graywater Use in the Landscape: How to Make Your Landscape Prosperous with Recycled Water. Santa Rosa, CA: Metamorphic Press, 1988. 28 pp.

Lester, Stephen U., and Brian Lipsett. Drinking Water Filters: What You Need to Know. Arlington, VA: Citizen’s Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes, 1988. 44 pp.

Ludwig, Art. Greywater Information: How to Manage Greywater and Rainwater in the Landscape. Santa Barbara, CA: Developer of Oasis Biocompatible Laundry Detergent, 1991. 17 pp.

Matson, Tim. Earth Ponds Sourcebook: The Pond Owner’s Manual and Resource Guide. Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 1997. 171 pp.

Mellin, Bob. Waterhole: A Guide to Digging Your Own Well. San Anselmo, CA: Balboa Publishing (11 Library Place, San Anselmo, CA 94960), 1991. 71 pp.

National Academy of Sciences. Eutrophication: Causes, Consequences, Correctives. Washington, DC: NAS, 1969. 661 pp. Proceedings of a symposium in 1965.

Pimentel, David, et al., “Water Resources: Agriculture, the Environment, and Society.” BioScience, Vol. 47, No. 2 (February 1997): 97–106.

Postel, Sandra. Last Oasis Facing Water Scarcity. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1992. 239 pp.

———. Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? New York: W. W. Norton, 1999. 313 pp.

Richardson, Gail, and Peter Mueller-Beilschmidt. Winning with Water: Soil-Moisture Monitoring for Efficient Irrigation. New York: Inform, 1988. 173 pp.

Riotte, Louise. Catfish, Ponds and Lilypads. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1997. 186 pp.

Robinson, Peter. The American Horticultural Society Complete Guide to Water Gardening. New York: DK Publishing, 1997. 216 pp.

Romanelli, Vince. “How to Drive a Well.” Countryside and Small Stock Journal, July/August 1994: 34–35.

Stadelmann, Peter. Water Gardens. Haupauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series (250 Wireless Blvd., Haupauge, NY 11788), 1994. 143 pp.

State of California. Water Conservation in California. Sacramento, CA: Department of Water Resources, 1976. 95 pp.

Swindells, Philip. Container Water Gardens. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1998. 128 pp.

The Urban Farmer Store. 2833 Vicente St., San Francisco, CA 94116. Drip irrigation products.

USDA. Building a Pond. Washington, D.C.: Soil Conservation Service, 1973. 14 pp.

Van den Heuvel, Kick. Wood and Bamboo for Rural Water Supply. Delft, The Netherlands: Delft University Press, 1983. 76 pp.

Vogt, Evon, and Ray Hyman. Water Witching USA. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1918. 248 pp.

Walters, Gregg L., ed. Hach Water Analysis Handbook. Loveland, CO: Hach, 1989. 691 pp.

Yarger, Larry, and Dawn Berkelaar. “Gray Water and Crop Irrigation.” ECHO Development Notes, July 2005: 1–4.

Yeomans, Ken B. Water for Every Farm. Australia: Griffin Press, 1993. 261 pp.

Weeds

*Cocannouer, Joseph A. Weeds: Guardians of the Soil. New York: Devin-Adair, 1948. 179 pp. How weeds help your garden. BL

Cramer, Craig and staff of the New Farm, eds. Controlling Weeds with Fewer Chemicals. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Institute, 1991. 138 pp.

Darr, Sheila. “Installing Lawns without Herbicides.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1989: 6–7.

———. “Safe Ways to Outwit Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Fall 1991: 7–14.

Gilman, Steve. Organic Weed Management. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2002. 62 pp.

Harris, Ben Charles. Eat the Weeds. Barre, MA: Barre Publishing, 1968. 223 pp.

*Hatfield, Audry W. How to Enjoy Your Weeds. New York: Sterling, 1971. 192 pp. Delightful. Includes an herbal lawn, flower salads, and other charming ideas.

Kummer, Anna P. Weed Seedlings. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1951. 435 pp.

Martin, Alexander C. Weeds. New York: Golden Press, 1972. 160 pp. Inexpensive identification guide.

Muenscher, Walter C., and Peter A. Hyypio. Weeds. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1980. 586 pp.

Nordell, Anne and Eric. “A Strategy for Weed-Free Onions.” Organic Farms, Folks and Food, Harvest 1996: 57.

Olkowski, Helga and William. “Using Animals for Weed Management.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Spring 1992: 5–13.

Pleasant, Barbara. The Gardener’s Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls. Pownal, VT: Storey, 1996. 201 pp.

*Quarles, William. “Non-Toxic Weed Control in the Lawn and Garden.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Summer 1999: 4–14.

*———. “Non-Toxic Weed Control, Specific Situations.” Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly, Summer 1999: 15–17.

Robbins, W. W., et al. Weeds of California. Sacramento, CA: Department of Agriculture, 1951. 547 pp.

Walters, Charles, Jr. Weeds: Control Without Poison. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. (P.O. Box 91299, Austin, TX 78709), 1991. 320 pp.

Weeds of the North Central States. North Central Regional Publication No. 36, Circular 718. Urbana, IL: Univ. of Illinois Ag. Experiment Station, 1954. 239 pp.

Whitson, Tom D., et al. Weeds of the West. Jackson, WY: Pioneer of Jackson Hole, 1991. 630 pp.

 

 

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