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Companion Plants, and How to Use Them

The curious phenomenon by which particular plants thrive in the presence  of certain species and do poorly in the company of others.

By Helen Philbrick and Richard Gregg

The Metamorphosis of Plants

Published in 1790, Goethe's first major attempt to describe what he  called in a letter to a friend "the truth about the how of the  organism." 

By Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe

Sacred Agriculture

Dennis Klocek explores the essence of biodynamic agriculture, in  particular the nature of inner development needed to utilize such  methods effectively.

By Dennis Klocek


Series of lectures that contain profound insights into farming, the plant and animal world,  the nature of organic chemistry, and the influences of heavenly bodies.

By Rudolf Steiner

Gardening for Life, The Biodynamic Way

Biodynamic techniques are based on the recognition that plants are  intimately connected with and depend on soil that is alive and vital.

By Maria Thun

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture

Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have  centered their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change.

By Shannon Hayes

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Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical guide to small scale integrative farming and gardening.

by Sepp Holzer and Anna Sapsford-Francis

Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

by Paul Stamets

The Rodale Guide to Composting

by Jerry Minnich

Cho's Natural Farming

Recipes and Instructions for Use

by Ju-Young Cho

Gaia's Garden

A Guide to Home-Scale Permculture

by Toby Hemenway

The One-Straw Revolution

An Introduction to Natural Farming

by Masanobu Fukuoka

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Grasp the Nettle

Making biodynamic farming and gardening work.

by Peter Protor

Teaming with Microbes

The organic gardeners guide to the soil food web.

by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis

Rainwater Harvesting

for Drylands and Beyond, Vol. 1

by Brad Lancaster


A Designer's Manual

by Bill Mollison


or, Life in the Woods.

by Henry David Thoreau

Restoration Agriculture

Perennial Permaculture for the Farm

by Mark Shepard

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Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast:

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California.

by Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

Plants & Animals Among California’s Oaks

by Kate Marianchild

Seed to Seed

Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

by Suzanne Ashworth

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

by Michael Moore

A Primer of Population and Genetics

by Daniel L. Hartl

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycroremediation

by Tradd Cotter

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The Organic Grow Book

Gardening Indor and Outdoor

by Karel Schelfhout & Michael Panhuysen

Farmers of Forty Centuries

by F.H. King

Edible Forest Gardens

Ecological Design and Practices for Temperate Climate Permiculture

by Dave Jacke

Culture & Horticulture

Classic Guide to Biodynamic & Organic Gardening

by Wolf D. Storl

Rainwater Harvesting

for Drylands and Beyond, Vol. 2

by Brad Lancaster

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

by Josh Trought

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Mountain in The Clouds

A Search for the Wild Salmon

by Bruce Brown


Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability: David Holmgren

Mushrooms Demystified

A compregensive guide to the fleshy fungi.

by David Arora

Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

Innovative Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Grains, and Perennial Food Crops with Minimal Fossil Fuel and Animal Inputs.

By Will Bonsall

Mycorrhizal Planet

How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility.

By Michael Phillips

Perennial Vegetables

From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles.

By Eric Toensmeier