Discover the beautiful and intricate dance of the soil food web, and how to help it thrive. Dr. Elaine Ingham is the preeminent expert on the soil food web.
Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
A Soil Owner's Manual by Jon Stika
Sustainable gardeng can abd should be beautiful, too. Apply proven design principles to your ecological landscape to create a beautiful space.
Interactions between wildlife and their environments have kept nature in balance for millions of years. Two centuries of human intervention have thrown off that balance. Find out how to do more for the planet by doing less to your yard.
The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson
Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy
Nature's Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
How to grow, cook and eat for a long and healthy life. It is no secret that falling soil health has led to failing human health. Just as the soil microbiome will feed and heal plants, so too does your own microbiome feed and heal your body.
The Energy Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry
Plant Spirit Medicine by Eliot Cowan
Typified by intensive management over both time and space at a human scale. Some contemporary thought leaders include JM Fortier and Curtis Stone. They stand on the shoulders of giants such as Masanobu Fukuoka and Eliot Coleman.
The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
Model nature with close herds and frequent moves. Cycle energy in place from sun to plant to animal to manure. Thought leaders include Allan Savory, Joel Salatin, Greg Judy, and the animals themselves.
Holistic Management by Allan Savory
Wild Like Flowers by Daniel Griffith
Folks, This Ain't Normal by Joel Salatin
Comeback Farms by Greg Judy
The Savory Institute
From greenhouses to ponds, a permaculture farm uses both machine grease and elbow grease. Nothing gets done without doing it. These books can help to do it well.
Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard
Polyface Designs by Chris Slattery & J. Salatin
Regrarians Handbook by Andrew Jeeves
A fuzzy buzzing bumbling bee;
No stinger, a singer humming a perfect C.
Spotting a prize, he dives, through pecan canopy,
Cloying smell of cherry tree, holding space in harmony.
Climbing vines he finds herbs of all size and kind,
Along golden beet roads washed in sunshine.
'Round roots and shoots and shrooms he flies.
Holding hover over groundcover; finally, time to dine.
Alighting on his prize:
A lone dandelion.