The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan (Storey Publishing); Produce, store food, raise animals and more an inspiring guide and how to book with illustrations and resources. Shows you how to manage ¼ to one acre lots for self-reliant homesteaders!
Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway (Chelsea Green Publishing; A guide to home-scale permaculture. Garden designs, instructional and more.
Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth (Seed Saver Publications); Seed saving techniques for the vegetable gardener. From the Seed Savers Exchange at Heritage Farm where 1,200 endangered plant varieties are multiplied each summer!
The New Seed Starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel (Rodale Press Publishing) a manual of procedures, with step by step techniques for seed saving.
How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons (published by Ten Speed Press) illustrations, tables and charts using bio-intensive garden techniques.
Books and resources on building earth homes;
Sandbag Shelter by Nader Khalili (published by Calearth Press) over 700 photos and illustrations manual - how to build your own superadobe earthbag home!
The Hand Sculpted House by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith and Linda Smiley (published by Clelsea Green Publishing Company) A practical and philosophical guide to building a cob cottage.
Conceptual books for interpersonal relationships;
Spiriyual Partnership...the journey to authentic power by Gary Zukav (published by Harper Collins) Guide to become responsible for yourself, getting in touch with your intentions and new possibilities. Being aware of your authentic power to create autonomy in your life!
Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg Phd. ...Skills for taking care of self and others in a most compassionate way.