BOOKS

ANIMALS / PASTURE:

  • Beekeeping, Bonney

  • Grass Productivity, Voisin

  • Grasses, Brown

  • Greener Pastures..., Murphy

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Cattle, George McCloud

  • Pastured Poultry Profits, Salatin

  • Raising Poultry, Mercia

  • Raising Sheep the Modern Way, Simmons

  • Salad Bar Beef, Salatin

  • Sheep Raisers Manual, Knuesi

  • Small Scale Sheepk Keeping, Hunt

  • The Man Who Listens to Horses, Roberts

  • Training Workhorses, Training Teamsters, Miller

  • Why Grassfed is Best, Robinson

  • Work Horse Handbook, Miller

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY:

  • Micro-Hydropower Sourcebook, NRECA International Foundation

  • Solar Living Sourcebook, Real Goods

BIODYNAMICS:

  • Agriculture, Rudolph Steiner

  • A Biodynamic Farm, Lovel

  • Biodynamic Agriculture, Willy Schilthuis

  • "Biodynamic Farming practice", Wistinghausen and Sattler

  • "Biodynamic Sprays", Koepf

  • "Compost preps and Sprays", Pfeiffer

  • Culture and Horticulture, Storl

  • "Handbook on Composting and the Biodynamic Preps", Corrin

  • Kimberton Calendar

  • Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture, Steiner

  • "Stella Natura", Calender from Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association

  • The Biodynamic Farm, Herbert Koepf

COVERCROPPING

  • The Northeast Cover Crop Handbook, Marianne Sarrantonio Rodale Institute

  • Managing Cover Crops for Profitability, Sustainable Ag Network

CSA:

  • CSA Farm Network, vol. 1&2, Gilman

  • Sharing the Harvest: a guide to community supported agriculture, Elizabeth Henderson

EQUIPMENT:

  • Horsedrawn Plows and Plowing, Miller

  • The Handcart Handbook, Tresemer

  • The Scythe Book, Tresemer

  • Steel in the Field, Bowman

  • Crop and Vegetable Farming or Gardening, Technical

  • Botany for Gardeners, Brian Capon

  • Garden Primer, Damrosch

  • Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers, Maynard & Hochmuth

  • Rodales All New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, Rodale Press

  • Small Scale Grain Raising, Logsdon

  • Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start Up to Market, Vernon Grubinger

  • The Biological Farmer, Zimmer

  • The Gardenville Method, Beck

  • The Natural Way of Farming, Fukuoka

  • The New Organic Grower, Coleman

FARMING OR GARDENING, GENERAL:

  • An Agricultural Testament, Albert Howard

  • The Albrecht Papers, William Albrecht, ACRES USA

  • Changes in the Land, Cronin

  • Conversations with Farmers, Finding Sustainable Agriculture, SARE project on Maine farms

  • Culture and Horticulture, Storl

  • Elements of Sustainable Agriculture, SARE project on Maine farms

  • Encyclopedia of Country Living, Emery

  • Exploring the Small Farm Dream, New England Small Farm Institute

  • Farmers of Forty Centuries: Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea, and Japan, F.H. King

  • Farmland Transfer and Protection in New England, New England Small Farm Institute

  • Farms of Tomorrow Revisited, Groh

  • Five Acres and Independence, Kains

  • Gift of Good Land, Berry

  • H.R.M., Alan Savory

  • Introduction to Permaculture, Mollison

  • Making your Small Farm Profitable, Macher

  • Natural Capitalism, Hawkins/Lovings

  • On Good Land, Ableman

  • Out of the Earth, Daniel Hillel

  • Regenerating Agriculture, Pretty

  • Successful Small Scale Farming, Schwenke

  • The Contrary Farmer, Logsdon

  • The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook, Wiswall

  • The Organic Farming Manual, Hansen

  • The On-Farm Mentor's Guide, NESFI

  • The New Farmers Market, Corum et al.

  • The Real Dirt, Miranda Smith

  • The Soul of Soil, Gershuny & Smillie

  • The Soil & Health, Albert Howard

  • Unsettling of America, Wendell Berry (as well as anything else he has written)

  • Water for Every farm, P.A. Yeomans

FOOD - HANDLING, STORAGE:

  • Putting Food By, Greene et al.

  • Root Cellaring, Bubel

  • Small Scale Postharvest Handling Practices, Kitinoja and Kader

  • Stocking Up, Hupping and the Rodale Staff

FOOD - RECIPIES, NUTRITION:

  • Greene on Greens, Greene

  • Healing with Whole Foods, Pitchford

  • Laurel's Kitchen, Robertson et al.

  • Joy of Cooking, Rombauer, Rombauer Becker, and Becker

  • Nourishing Traditions, Fallon

  • Recipies From America's Small Farms, Hayes and Stein

  • The Eco-Foods Guide, Barstow

  • The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, Hayes

  • The Moosewook Cookbook, Katzen

  • The Simply Grande Gardening Cookbook, Pollard

GREENHOUSE:

  • Secrets of Plant Propogation, Hill

  • Solviva, Edey

  • The Solar Greenhouse Book, McCullagh

HERBS:

  • A Modern Herbal, Grieve

  • A Woman's Book of Herbs, Soule

  • Green Pharmacy, Griggs

POLITICS:

  • Biopiracy, Shiva

  • Stolen Harvest, Shiva

SEASON EXTENSION:

  • Four Season Harvest, Coleman

  • Winter Harvest Manual, Coleman

SEED SAVING:

  • Breed your own Vegetable Varieties, Deppe

  • "Restoring our Seed" packet, see also their website, growseed.org

  • Seed to Seed, Ashworth

SOILS AND COMPOST:

  • Building Soils for Better Crops, Magdoff and van Es

  • Compost: What it is, How it's made, What it does, Koepf

  • DIRT The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, William Bryant Logan

  • Easy Compost, Hanson

  • Start With The Soil, Gershuny

  • The Complete Book of Composting, Rodale

  • The Living Soil Balfour

  • The Nature and Properties of Soils, Nyle C. Brady

SPECIFIC CROPS:

  • A Garlic Testament, Stanley Crawford

  • Growing Great Garlic, Engeland

  • Herbal Renaissance, Foster

  • Medicinal Herbs, Sturdivant and Blakely

  • Specialty Cut Flowers, Alan Armitage

  • The Apple Grower, Phillips

  • The Back Yard Berry Book, Otto

  • The Flower Farmer, Byczynski

  • The Organic Apple Grower, Michael Philly's

  • The Potential of Herbs as a Cash Crop, Miller

WEED, PEST, & DISEASE CONTROL:

  • Diseases & Pests of Vegetable Crops in Canada, Howard, Garland, & Seaman, Edaphos Paul Sachs

  • Identifying Diseases of Vegetables, MacNab et al.

  • Rodale's Color Handbook of Garden Insects, Anna Carr

  • The Organic Gardeners Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control, Ellis and Bradey

  • Vegetable Farmers and their Weed Control Machines, produced by Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension and Mary Jane Else, UMass extension

  • Weeds and What they Tell, Pfeiffer

  • Weeds of the Northeast, Uva et al.

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Distributors

EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

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SEED RESOURCES

VEGETABLE SEED CATALOGS:

COVER CROP, PASTURE, & FORAGE SEED CATALOGS:

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PERIODICALS

  • Acres USA

  • Biodynamics P.O. Box 550 Kimberton, PA 19442

  • Growing for Market P.O. Box 3747 Lawrence, Kansas 66046 (1-800-307-8949)

  • Hortideas 460 Black Lick Rd, Gravel Switch KY 40328

  • Rural Heritage Small Farmers Journal P.O. Box 1627 Sisters, Oregon 97759

  • Stockman Grass farmer 282 Commerce Park Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157 (601) 853 - 1861

  • The Land Report The Land Institute 2440 E Water Well Road Salinas, Kansas 67401

  • The Natural Farmer NOFA 411 Sheldon Road Barre, MA 01005 (978-355-2853)

  • MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) journals

  • "New Connections", newletter of Regional Farm and Food Project

  • New England Vegetable and Berry Conference, 2003 Proceedings

  • NOFA chapter newletters

  • Small Farmer's Journal

  • VegNotes from UMass

VIDEOS

  • Farmers and Their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques, V. Grubinger, UVM

  • Vegetable Farmers and their Weed Control Machines, V. Grubinger, UVM

  • Controlled Rotational Cover Cropping in the Bio-Extensive Market Garden, a slide presentation by Anne and Eric Nordell at the 1996 PASA Conference.

  • Harvest of Fear, Exploring the Fight over Genetically Modified Food, a NOVA/Frontline Special Report, 4/24/01

  • "Healing the earth one cow at a time" By Peter Proctor, narrated by Peter CoyoteNOFA videos NOFA 411 Sheldon Road Barre, MA 01005

  • Poughkeepsie Farm Project, video by Dick Crenson, Dated: February, 08

OTHER RESOURCES