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  10   9.5   10 9.5 10   10   8     10     9 10 10 9 10   8
Permaculture a Designer's Manual
Bill Mollison
9.8     9 7.5     10 10 10   10       9     9.5       9.7  
Permaculture Playing Cards
Paul Wheaton and Alexander Ojeda
9 10 9 10     10 10     10 10             9.7          
Gaia's Garden
Toby Hemenway
8 9         9.5     9     5     9   8 9.9         8.5
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
Sepp Holzer
9             9 8     8 9             10     9 10
Nourishing Traditions
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  10   9   9           9       10       10        
The One-Straw Revolution
Masanobu Fukuoka
  10   9       8   8     9                     10
Wild Fermentation
Sandor Ellix Katz
  10                 10 7 8     10       9        
Mycelium Running
Paul Stamets
        8     10   10     10     10   9.8            
The Permaculture Student 1
Matt Powers
  9         9     9   7             9         8
The Humanure Handbook
Joseph Jenkins
  10   9.5         10       10     10                
Restoration Agriculture
Mark Shepard
9               9 10   9                 9      
The Resilient Farm and Homestead
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8     8         8         10           9        
The Art of Fermentation
Sandor Ellix Katz
                    10 9.5 10       10     10        
Edible Forest Gardens Volume 1 and 2
Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier
9             10 10 10                         8.5  
Botany in a Day
Thomas J Elpel
  10             8       9     8                
The FoxFire Book Series
      9       10 8                 9            
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
Carla Emery
  10   10               9 9                      
The $50 and Up Underground House Book
Mike Oehler - digital download
  10                   8       9             9  
Rocket Mass Heaters
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              9         10     9.5 9              
The Resilient Gardener
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      9     8.5       10   10                      
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond
Brad Lancaster vols 1 and 2
                10 10     9                      
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability
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          10                     8             9
Wild Edibles
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  9           8           10                    
Homegrown Linen: transforming flaxseed into fibre
Raven Ranson
            10               10       10          
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan
  10   9               10                        
Landrace Gardening
Joseph Lofthouse
    10     10       9                            
For the Love of Paw Paws
Michael Judd
    9       10                           9      
The Market Gardener
Jean-Martin Fortier
8                       8   8                  
Integrated Forest Gardening
Weiseman, Halsey and Ruddock
8               7         8                    
Backyard Dairy Goats
Kate Downham
          10 9             8                    
Permaculture Design: A Step-By-Step Guide
Aranya
8   9             8                            
Teaming With Microbes
Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis
        8       10                     9        
The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable
Juliette de Baïracli Levy
    9     10           8.5                        
Roots Demystified
Robert Kourik
9             9                         8      
Edible Cities
Judith Anger, Dr. Immo Fiebrig and Martin Schnyder
    9 7           7                            
Home Cheese Making: recipes for 75 homemade cheeses
Ricki Carrol
      9   4                     10              
The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide
Ernie and Erica Wisner
  10             10                   10          
Desert or Paradise
Sepp Holzer
8 10               7                            
The Art of Natural Cheesemaking
David Asher
      10   10         9                          
Herbal ABC's: The Foundation of Herbal Medicine
Dr. Sharol Tilgner
            10                     10            
Creating a Forest Garden
Martin Crawford
9   9                                          
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
Carol Deppe
      9.5 9                                      
The Edible Ecosystem Solution
Zach Loeks
                          7             9      
The Permaculture Kitchen
Carl Legge
    8 7                                        
The Permaculture Handbook, GARDEN FARMING for Town and Country
Peter Bane
                8 9                            
Permaculture in Pots
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    9               8                          
A Soil Owner's Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health
Jon Stika
          10                 10                  
The Carbon Farming Solution
Eric Toensmeier
    10   8                                      
The Earth Care Manual
Patrick Whitefield
9   9                                          
Paradise Lot
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              8           9                    
The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking - how to craft real, cultured, non-dairy cheese
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    8 8                                        
Dry It - You'll Like It!
Gen MacManiman
9     9                                        
Forest Gardening In Practice
Tomas Remiarz
9                                       8.5      
Permaculture Design Deck
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  10         9                                  
Herbal Medicine: 190 Herbs to Know and Use
Dr Sharol Tilgner
          10 10                                  
Lawns Into Meadows: Growing a regenerative landscape
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                          9             9      
The Ethical Meat Handbook
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                            9.5                 9
Edible Paradise
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  10                                           9
Create an Oasis With Greywater
Art Ludwig
          10             9                      
Farming the Woods
Steve Gabriel and Ken Mudge
8                         8                    
Perennial Vegetables
Eric Toensmeier
                        8     9                
Fermented Vegetables
Kirsten and Christopher Shockey
      9                       10                
Push the Zone
David the Good
      8             10                          
Clean With Cleaners You Can Eat
Raven Ranson
          9 9                                  
Bioshelter Market Garden
Darell Frey
        7               9                      
The Organic Seed Grower
John Navazio
8                   9                          
The Natural Way of Farming
Masanobu Fukuoka
              10   7                            
The Woodland Way
Ben Law
7.8                                           7.5  
No Dig Organic Home & Garden
Charles Dowding & Stephanie Hafferty
9   9                                          
The School Garden Curriculum
Kaci Rae Christopher
  10         9.5                                  
The Re:Fashion Wardrobe
Portia Lawrie
          10                               8    
Missing Microbes: how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues
Martin Blaser
                                10     7        
Chicken tractor the permaculture guide to happy hens and healthy soil
Andy Lee and Pat Foreman
9                     7                        
The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook
Anne Stobart
    9                       10                  
Beyond the War on Invasive Species
Tao Orion
    8   7                                      
Shanleya's Quest: A Botany Adventure for Kids Ages 9-99
Thomas Elpel
    9 8.5                                        
The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book
Mike Oehler
      9               9                        
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival
Katrina Blair
                                7   9          
How To Make A Forest Garden
Patrick Whitefield
8   9                                          
Permaculture in a Nutshell
Patrick Whitefield
9                 8                            
Straw Bale Building Details
CASBA
  10           10                                
How To Bake Without Baking Powder
Leigh Tate
                            10             9    
How to Grow Perennial Vegetable
Martin Crawford
8                                           7.5  
The Food Lover's Garden
Jenni Blackmore
      7                             7          
The Hands-On Home
Erica Strauss
            9.5                       10          
Cows Save The Planet
Judith D Schwartz
              7                 9              
Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way
Adam Klaus
              8       8.5                        
The Farmers’ Handbook – Volumes One to Five
Chris Evans and Jakob Jespersen
            10                     9            
The Hand-Sculpted House
Ianto Evans
  10                             9.5              
Small-Scale Grain Raising
Gene Logsdon
      9   8                                    
The Permaculture City
Toby Hemenway
  10                       10                    
People and Permaculture
Looby Macnamara
8   9                                          
Weeds and What They Tell Us
Ehrenfried E Pfeiffer
8             9                                
Biodome Chronicles: Legacy,
Jesikah Sundin
  10         10                                  
Raising Ducks for Beginners and Beyond: The Guide to Breeds, Ponds, Nutrition, and All Things Duck
                            9             8    
Studying Invertebrates
C. Philip Wheater & Penny A. Cook
        9                                      
Energy Revolution
Howard Johns
    9                                          
Botany for Gardeners
Brian Capon
        8.5                                      
Elegant Simplicity
Satish Kumar
  10                                            
Mudgirls Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives
The Mudgirls
            9                                  
The Rebel Farmer
Sepp Holzer
                          8                    
Small is Successful: Creating sustainable livelihoods on ten acres or less
Larch Maxey
        8                                      
Permaculture Design Companion
Jasmine Dale
  10                                            
Nature's Garden
Samuel Thayer
9                                              
Wood Gasifier Builder's Bible
Ben Peterson
                      8                        
Saving Seeds As If Our Lives Depended on It
Dan Jason
                    9                          
Pests of the West
Whitney Cranshaw
              6                                
The Woodland Year
Ben Law
    9                                          
The Bio-Integrated Farm
Shawn Jadrnicek and Stephanie Jadrnicek
8.5                                              
Early Retirement Extreme
Jacob Lund Fisker
  10                                            
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Michael Pollan
  10                                            
Holy Cows & Hog Heaven
Joel Salatin
  10                                            
Growing Good Food - a citizen's guide to backyard carbon farming
Acadia Tucker
    9                                          
Growing Beans
Susan Young
          10                                    
Holy Shit - Managing Manure to save Mankind
Gene Logsdon
                                          10    
Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture
Catherine Dee
                6                              
Making Small Farms Work
Richard Perkins
9                                              
Grow or Die: The Good Guide to Survival Gardening
David the Good
                    8                          
Thinkers of the Jungle
Willie Smits
    8                                          
The Third Plate
Dan Barber
      7                                        
The Vegan Book of Permaculture
Graham Burnett
    8                                          
Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms
Paul Stamets
                                  10            
The Road Back to Nature
Masanobu Fukuoka
  10                                            
Seed to Seed
Suzanne Ashworth
                    9                          
Keeping Bees with a Smile
Fedor Lazutin and Leo Sharashkin
          10                                    
Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth
Dr. Sharol Tilgner
            10                                  
The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency
Anna Hess
          10                                    
The Home-Scale Forest Garden
Dani Baker
                          8                    
Lost Crops of the Incas
the National Research Council
        8.5                                      
Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals
            8.5                                  
Grounded: A Gardener's Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency
Liz Zorab
                          9                    
Herbal Formulas: 150 Proven Recipes for Radiant Health
Dr. Sharol Tilgner
          10                                    
Natural Small Batch Cheesemaking
Kate Downham
          10                                    
Permaculture for agroecology: design, movement, practice, and worldview
Rafter Sass Ferguson
        8.5                                      
The Permaculture Way: Practical Steps to Create a Self-Sustaining World
Graham Bell
                          7                    
Grocery Story
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  10                                            
Guide to Wild Foods
Christopher Nyerges
              9                                
Market Farming Success
Lynn Byczynski
8                                              
Managing trees in Scotland’s open habitats for lichens, bryophytes and fungi
John Douglass, ...
        8                                      
Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
Tradd Cotter
                9                              
Edible Perennial Gardening
Anni Kelsey
8                                              
Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy
Andrés Edwards
  10                                            
The Prairie Homestead Cookbook
Jill Winger
      10                                        
How to Permaculture Your Life
Ross Mars
8.5                                              
Secret Garden of Survival: How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest
Rick Austin
            7                                  
Modern Arboriculture
Alex Shigo
                10                              
Can You Hear the Trees Talking?
Peter Wohlleben
                                          10    
How to Read the Landscape
Patrick Whitefield
9                                              
The Alternative Kitchen Garden an A-Z
Emma Cooper
                  8                            
7 Ways to Think Differently
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    9                                          
Possum Living
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      8                                        
The Adventures of Pip
Enid Blyton
    9                                          
Earth Ponds
Tim Matson
8                                              
The Permaculture Research Handbook, edited
Pippa Chapman, Rosie Sinfeld and Chris Warburton-Brown
        8.5                                      
Half Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
Edward O. Wilson
        9                                      
The Manual of Seed Saving
Andrea Heistinger
                    7                          
The Doable Off-Grid Homestead
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                            10                  
Woodland Craft
Ben Law
9                                              
Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power (2nd Edition)
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        8                                      
Natural Solutions: Natural Recipes for Health, Body, Home and Garden
Jackie French
    9                                          
A Weaver's Garden
Rita Buchanan
                                      8        
The Tourist Trail (Across Oceans 1)
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  9                                            
Mortgage Free! Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership
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                                            9  
Are We Done Fighting?
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  10                                            
The Forager's Harvest
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8                                              
In the Charcuterie
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                    9                          
I'm Right and You're an Idiot
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    9                                          
5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel
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                            10                  
A Handbook of Native American Herbs
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              9                                
Indigenous African soil enrichment as a climate-smart sustainable ...
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        8                                      
Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 3: Fruits
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        8                                      
Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 2: Vegetables
the National Research Council
        8                                      
Compost Everything
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                                  9            
Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities
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  10                                            
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              9                                
Eating on the Wild Side
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                                        9      
Braiding Sweetgrass
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                                          10    
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        8                                      
The Power of Pulses
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                    8                          
Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach
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        7                                      
Traditionally Fermented Foods
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                            10                  
Prepper's Natural Medicine ... for when there is no doctor
Cat Ellis
                                10              
Storyworthy
Matthew Dicks
  10                                            
You Can Make the Best Hot Tub Ever: Relax! Warm Your Bones! Get to Know the Sky ~
Becky Bee
                                      7        
Why People Need Plants
Carlton Wood and Nicolette Habgood
    8                                          
SKIP: A Book Connecting Industrious People with Land Owners
Paul Wheaton and Mike Haasl
                                  10            
Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction
  10                                            
Managing Cover Crops Profitably
SARE Outreach
          10                                    
Grow a Salad in Your City Apartment E-book
Rosemary Hansen
            9.25                                  
Brilliant Green: History and Science of Plant Intelligence
Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola
  10                                            
The Beekeeper's Bible
Richard A. Jones and Sharon Sweeny-Lynch
                              9                
The Chinese Greenhouse
Dan Chiras
                                          8    
Creating a Life Together
Diana Leafe Christian
                                            9  
Trees for Gardens, Orchards & Permaculture
Martin Crawford
9                                              
Understanding Roots
Robert Kourik
          10                                    
Miraculous Abundance
Perrine Hervé-Gruyer and Charles Hervé-Gruyer
                          9                    
Green Wizardry
John Michael Greer
    9                                          
Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking
Gianaclis Caldwell
                                10              
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning 2015 Revision
The USDA
                                  10            
The Omnivore’s Guide to Home Cooking
Judson Carroll
          10                                    
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Nina Teicholz
                                10              
Building Your Permaculture Property
Rob Avis, Takota Coen, and Michelle Avis
          10                                    
Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation
Thomas Henfrey and Gil Penha-Lopes
    8                                          
Becoming Vegan - the complete reference to plant-based nutrition
Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
    8                                          
Garden Myths: The Good, The Bad and The Unbelievable
Robert Kourik
            8.5                                  
Mycelial Mayhem - Growing Mushooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting
David and Kristin Sewak
    8                                          
Practical Pole Building Construction
Leigh Seddon
                7                              
Getting Started in Permaculture
Ross & Jenny Mars
                  8                            
Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning
The Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante
          10                                    
Your Edible Yard
Crystal Stevens
                            9                  
Endgame Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization
Derrick Jensen
        8.5                                      
The Scything Handbook
Ian Miller
                    9                          
Gardening with Less Water
David A. Bainbridge
          10                                    
Think Like An Ecosystem: An Introduction to Permaculture
Amélie des Plantes
                                  7            
The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation
Fred Pearce
        5                                      
The Green Burial Guidebook
Elizabeth Fournier
  10                                            
Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist
Michael Judd
                                          9    
Living woods magazine - Issues 1 - 55
            10                                  
Traditional Meals for the Frugal Family
Shannon Stonger
                            10                  
Companion Plants and How to Use Them
Helen Philbrick and Richard B. Gregg
9                                              
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved
Sandor Ellix Katz
  10                                            
Teaming With Nutrients
Jeff Lowenfels
        7.5                                      
Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques
Jenny Hall and Iain Tolhurst
9.8                                              
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo
                    9                          
Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People
Cindy Conner
                    8                          
Building Natural Ponds
Robert Pavlis
                9                              
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Brett L. Markham
            8                                  
Year-Around Harvest
Linda Gilkeson
                    7                          
The Biotime Log
Maddy Harland
                                    9          
Building a Low Impact Roundhouse (4th ed)
Tony Wrench
        7                                      
Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 1: Grains,
the National Research Council
        8                                      
Root Cellaring
Mike and Nancy Bubel
      8                                        
Radical Mycology
Peter McCoy
                                        9      
A Year in an Off-Grid Kitchen
Kate Downham
          10                                    
Food from your Forest Garden
Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken
8                                              
Compost Teas
Eric Fisher
  10                                            
The Elderberry Book: Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve
John Moody
                            10                  
Invasive Plant Medicine
Timothy Lee Scott
                                      9        
The Basics of Permaculture Design
Ross Mars
                          9                    
Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems
Stephen R. Gleissman
        8.5                                      
Country Wisdom and Know-How
the editors of Storey Publishing
                7                              
Why Free Range Fails - Composting Chickens Illustrated (e)Book: Alternatives to Free Range
            9.5                                  
The Pressed Plant
Andrea DiNoto and David Winter
                                               
Your Erroneous Zones
Dr Wayne W. Dyer
                                               
How to Do Nothing
Jenny Odell
                                               
Winter Harvest Cookbook
Lane Morgan
                                               
Outdoor Classrooms: A Handbook for School Gardens
Carolyn Nuttall and Janet Millington
                                               
Make A Joint Stool From A Tree
Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee
                                               
Soil Science for Gardeners
Robert Pavilis
                                               
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region
Nat. Aud. Soc.
                                               
Getting Started in Your Own Wood
Julian Evans and Will Rolls
                                               
The Natural Plaster Book
Dan Chiras
                                               
Sowing Seeds in the Desert
Masanobu Fukuoka
                                               
You Alone in the Maine Woods
Gareth Anderson
                                               
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region
Nat. Aud. Soc.
                                               
Solar Gas: How to Make Your Own Auto and Heating Fuel for Pennies a Gallon ~
David Hoye
                                               
Designing Ecological Habitats: Creating a Sense of Place
E. Christopher Mare and Max O. Lindegger
                                               
The Woodland House
Ben Law
                                               
The Crosscut Saw Manual
Warren Miller
                                               
Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
David MacKay
                                               
Grasses: An Identification Guide
Lauren Brown
                                               
Swedish Carving Techniques
Wille Sundqvist
                                               
Cordwood Building: The State of the Art
Rob Roy
                                               
Human Permaculture
Bernard Alonso, Cécile Guiochon, Scott Irving and Marie Quilvan
                                               
Farm the City
Michael Ableman
                                               
Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to over 200 Natural Foods
T Elias
                                               
The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration
Chris Smith
                                               
The Pleasure of Herbs
Phyllis Shaudys
                                               
A Food Forest in your Garden Plan it - Grow it- Cook it
Alan Carter
                                               
Repair Revolution
Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman
                                               
The Ultimate Guide to Soil
Anna Hess
                                               
Serious Microhydro
Scott L. Davis
                                               
Farmer Phil's Permaculture (Picture book)
                                               
Making Better Buildings
Chris Magwood
                                               
The Wildcrafting Brewer
Pascal Baudar
                                               
Paige Emery's Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them
                                               
The Pet Poo Pocket Guide
Rose Seemann
                                               
Beyond You and Me: Inspirations & Wisdom for Building Community
Kosha Anja Joubert & Robin Alfred
                                               
Passive Annual Heat Storage
John Hait
                                               
Practically Wild
Kevin Feinstein
                                               
Traditional Country Craftsmen
J. Geraint Jenkins
                                               
Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening
Will Bonsall
                                               
No Dig Year Round Harvests
Stephanie Hafferty
                                               
Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making
Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield
                                               
Backyard Biodiesel
Bob Armantrout and Lyle Estill
                                               
The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making Second Edition
Karen McAthy
                                               
Growing Perennial Foods
Acadia Tucker
                                               
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows
                                               
The Great Healthy Yard Project
Diane Lewis
                                               
Your Indoor Herb Garden
DJ Herda
                                               
EDIBLE WILD PLANTS, Eastern/Central North America
                                               
Shrubs for Gardens, Agroforestry and Permaculture
Martin Crawford
                                               
The Permaculture Market Garden
Zach Loeks
                                               
Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections
Stephen H. Buhner
                                               
The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
Bill Mollison
                                               
Builder's Greywater Guide
Art Ludwig
                                               
5 Acres & A Dream The Book,
Leigh Tate
                                               
Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land : Lessons From Desert Farmers On Adapting to Climate Uncertainty
                                               
Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home
Victoria Redhed Miller
                                               
The Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft
Roy Underhill
                                               
Secret Greenhouse of Survival
Rick Austin
                                               
The Runaway Dandelion; Adventures In SustainAbility
Jill Regensburg
                                               
Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Allies
Akiva Silver
                                               
Homemade for Sale - Updated and Expanded Edition
                                               
Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds
Feidhlim Harty
                                               
The Medicinal Herb Grower
Richo Cech
                                               
The Rocket Powered Oven: how to build your own super-efficient cooker
                                               
More Powerful Together
Jen Gobby
                                               
The Unsettling of America
Wendell Berry
                                               
Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope
Maddy Harland
                                               
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living
Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew
                                               
Resilient Agriculture
Laura Lengnick
                                               
The Permaculture Garden
Graham Bell
                                               
Towards Zero Waste: how to live a circular life
Feidhlim Harty
                                               
Ecological Aquaculture: A Sustainable Solution
Laurence Hutchinson
                                               
Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living
Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar
                                               
Eat Your Greens
David Kennedy
                                               
Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture
Rosemary Morrow
                                               
Building Community: 12 Principles for a Healthy Future
James Gruber
                                               
Clean & Green - 101 Hints and Tips for a More Eco-friendly Home
Nancy Birtwhistle
                                               
The Forager's Garden
Anna Locke
                                               
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Michael Pollan
                                               
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Steven Foster and James A. Duke
                                               
Nature-Based Therapy
Nevin J. Harper, Kathryn Rose & David Segal
                                               
The Independent Farmstead:
Shawn and Beth Dougherty
                                               
Septic Tank Options and Alternatives
Feidhlim Harty
                                               
Everyone Wins! 3rd Edition
Josette Luvmour & Ba Luvmour
                                               
Food Freedom
Rob Greenfield
                                               
Plants For a Future: Edible & Useful Plants for a Healthier World
Ken Fern
                                               
The Woodland Homestead:
Brett McLeod
                                               
The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm
Josh Trought
                                               
The Vegan Cook & Gardener
Piers Warren and Ella Bee Glendining
                                               
Low-Tech Magazine
Kris De Decker
                                               
Pure Poultry
Victoria Redhed Miller
                                               
Around the World in 80 Plants
Stephen Barstow
                                               
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermented Foods
Wardeh Harmon
                                               
A Tiny Home to Call Your Own
Patricia Foreman
                                               
Vital Skincare: Natural Healthy Skin in just 5 minutes a day
Laura Pardoe
                                               
The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives
Christy Hemenway
                                               
The Artisan Herbalist
Bevin Cohen
                                               
The New Holistic Herbal
                                               
Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business
Elizabeth U
                                               
The Practical Cyclist
Chip Haynes
                                               
DIY Sourdough
John Moody and Jessica Moody
                                               
Homestead Cows
Callene Rapp and Eric Rapp
                                               
Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture
J. Russell Smith
                                               
How to grow more vegetables
John Jeavons
                                               
The Permaculture Book of DIY
John Adams and friends
                                               
Solar Water Heating
Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz
                                               
The Water-Wise Home
Laura Allen
                                               
The Minimalist Gardener
Patrick Whitefield
                                               
The Wilderness Garden
Jackie French
                                               
The Food Forest Handbook
Darrell Frey and Michelle Czolba
                                               
The Compost Coach
Kate Flood
                                               
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I have made it so folks can add comments to this wiki page.  

 
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This table is an enormously beneficial resource, thanks to all involved. So many new additions to my library.

Is it ok if I suggest books that I've found eminently useful?
Geoff Lawton recommended on Youtube: 'Gertrud Franck (Companion Planting: Successful Gardening the Organic Way)'
It's a little dry with a lot of reflections on space-utilization, but the home-garden scale and no-nonsense descriptions suit my purposes quite well.

I can also recommend Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren.
It's not a practical guide, but uses theory and symbols to expand your conceptual vocabulary around permaculture.

Finally, Biochar for Environmental Management by Johannes Lehmann & Steven Joseph
This is an incredibly dense, dry technical review of biochar studies up to 2015.
It ranges from biochar microscopy to global impacts of future biochar markets to case studies.
It's not a practical guide, it's quite inaccessible, but it's excellent food for thought for an environmentally-minded policy wonk (like me).
Foreword and Chapter 1 are free on it's website.
 
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Could we have a column for average rating... so those of us who are overwhelmed with book recommendations/slow readers could use it a a data point to select our next book.

Also this awesome!
 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:Could we have a column for average rating... so those of us who are overwhelmed with book recommendations/slow readers could use it a a data point to select our next book.

Also this awesome!



I, too, would love an average column, and we've actually been working toward that for quite some time. It just requires programming, which sadly most of us moderators have no idea how to do, and so it's on the long list of things-to-do for our few, very beloved, programmers.
 
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Nice list, but the books seem to be listed in no particular order.  Makes it harder to search for a particular book that you want to know about.  Am I missing something?
 
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Interesting question TJ. I have wondered the same thing before so today I played around with it & discovered something useful. Copy & paste the grid into spreadsheet program like Excel or Open Office. Then it can easily be alphabetically sorted.
 
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The order, top to bottom, is the number of reviews shown.  

The order, left to right, is the number of reviews shown.

So the top book is the book with the most reviews that appear.  

There could be a book lower that has more reviews, but most of the reviews are by people that have reviewed just one book.   I think for a review to show up, the reviewer has to have reviewed four or five books.  
 
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To find a book, I do ctrl-f

 
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If I want to write a book review, for a book not on the lis, how do I go about doing that? Is that something a non-staff member can do?
 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:If I want to write a book review, for a book not on the lis, how do I go about doing that? Is that something a non-staff member can do?



Yes.  Mostly.

Is there a thread for the book following the format of the other books?  Do you already have a review of the book as a post in the thread for the book following the format of the other reviews?  If you have those things, then simply post a link to the book thread and we will manually include it.  

Note that your reviews won't show up until you have more reviews than the last person on the list.

 
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How to books get added to this list? Is it possible? I have a number of homesteading/solar books I have written.
 
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Great list. Read several and working through some more. I'm looking for a book(s) specifically about raising animals/livestock from a permaculture perspective. There's lots of high-level info included in some permaculture books I've read (e.g., chickens eat scraps and help spread manure, etc.), but I haven't found a book that talks about the nuts and bolts of HOW to care for the animals in a permaculture manner (e.g., providing shelter, forage, over-wintering, breeding, diseases/remedies, etc.). Any recommendations?
 
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T.J. Stewart wrote:Nice list, but the books seem to be listed in no particular order.  Makes it harder to search for a particular book that you want to know about.  Am I missing something?



What I'd wish for is an additional column in which the topic is given. The topics could map directly to Permies subforums--so if the book were a forum post, what forum would it go in. That way I could zero in on just the books related to my preferred topic.

Besides that I found this grid extremely useful!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Ashley Cottonwood wrote:If I want to write a book review, for a book not on the lis, how do I go about doing that? Is that something a non-staff member can do?



Yes.  Mostly.

Is there a thread for the book following the format of the other books?  Do you already have a review of the book as a post in the thread for the book following the format of the other reviews?  If you have those things, then simply post a link to the book thread and we will manually include it.  

Note that your reviews won't show up until you have more reviews than the last person on the list.



Somehow I cant make sense of this answer

I wanted to write a review for kiko denzer's build your own earth oven which I ordered ised shipped to canada and glad I did
 
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Hi Ra, Thanks for the offer to write a book review. Try this link for instructions. It's easy to get wrong, but not difficult to do(if that makes sense!). If you get stuck/need help, please ask in the tinkering with this site forum.
 
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Jondo Almondo wrote:This table is an enormously beneficial resource, thanks to all involved. So many new additions to my library.

Gertrud Franck
Companion Planting: Successful Gardening the Organic Way

Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability
David Holmgren.



Yes I can do book reviews on those 2 also.

And thanks to this expanded list I have spent a few more hundred in used books ! It has been wonderful! I have a lot of time off grid and real books are just better: easier on the eyes and room to cram it full of pages of notes !
 
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Nancy Reading wrote:Hi Ra, Thanks for the offer to write a book review. Try this link for instructions. It's easy to get wrong, but not difficult to do(if that makes sense!). If you get stuck/need help, please ask in the tinkering with this site forum.



Thanks Nancy I am just catching up on permies now!
 
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Hello!  

Is there somewhere to get a export the list of titles? I want to make a checklist but there are quiiiiiiite a lot of options.  
 
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