Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

This wonderful book/project by writer Barbara Kingsolver and her family provides lasting inspiration for finding local food and seasonal recipes, raising animals, harvesting vegetables, and celebrating everyday miracles.

Dirt! The Movie

“Tells the amazing and little known story of the relationship between humans and living dirt.”

Food, Inc.

“You’ll never look at dinner the same way.”

Good Food

“Sustainable food and farming in the Pacific Northwest.”


“A seasonal exploration of the local food movement.”

Just a Couple of Chickens

We were fortunate enough to be boothmates with author Corinne Tippett, her husband Andrew, and their awesome daughters (Blue and Juno) at the spring 2011 Pacific Northwest Poultry Association Show, and happily finished reading the book within the next few days. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, disarmingly honest, and a great resource for would-be poultry-raisers. We highly recommend checking it out!

The Big Necessity

This fascinating book about human waste by Rose George is worth reading as a companion/counterpoint to our Doo Tees (which highlight animals whose “doo” is good to use as garden fertilizer). Shedding light on a big, big problem and pointing to potential solutions–it’s an entertaining and highly readable eye-opener!

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan writes prolifically and well; this link will take you to the page for this book on his website, on which can also be found information about his other books, including The Botany of Desire and In Defense of Food.

Queen of the Sun

“An in-depth investigation to discover the causes and solutions behind Colony Collapse Disorder.”

The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

This book is a great introduction to the many types of resilience that a garden can help us pursue and achieve. The specifics on cultivation and husbandry that the author recommends are not applicable to everyone…but her attitude sure is.

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