Book Club

Want to learn about permaculture, growing herbs, starting a farm? Then join us each month to discuss a new book based on sustainable agriculture, food and more. Tea, kombucha, and local food are always provided.  We hope to see you soon!

Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm in Westwood NJ.

Slovenian Cuisine:

From the Alps to the Adriatic in 20 Ingredients

December 2024

First published in Slovenian in 2018, this long-awaited, award-winning book has finally been translated to English. With beautifully written introductory essays for each new stop and robust narrative elements, it follows a road trip around Slovenia in search of the finest ingredients in the country, and the best producers of them. Each chapter profiles an ingredient key to the culture, and the passionate producer or farmer who supplies it, before delving into two select recipes for each—one interpretation of a traditional Slovenian dish and one modern presentation—which highlight the product and showcase its versatility.


A New Look at the Science of Life

Predrag b. Slijepcevic

November 2024

Biocivilisations is a fascinating, original and important exploration into how complex civilisations existed on Earth long before humans. What is life? This is arguably the most important question in all of science. Many scientists believe life can be reduced to ‘mechanistic’ factors, such as genes and information codes. Everything can be sequenced and explained. But in a world as rich and complex as this one, can such an assertion really be true? A growing army of scientists, philosophers and artists do not share this mechanistic vision for the science of life. The gene metaphor is not only too simplistic but also misleading. If there is a way to reduce life to a single principle, how does that principle acknowledge the creativity of life that turns both genetic and information determinism on their heads? Biocivilisations is a groundbreaking book exploring the mysteries of life and its deep uncertainty. Dr Predrag Slijep; turns anthropocentric scientific thinking on its head, showing how the humble bacteria created the equivalent of cities and connected them with information highways, bringing our planet to life three thousand million years ago. He explains how bacteria, amoebas, plants, insects, birds, whales, elephants and countless other species not only preceded human beings but also demonstrate elements of complex civilisation – communication, agriculture, science, art, medicine and more – that we associate with human achievement. More than 99.99 percent of life on Earth has existed without humanity, and life will continue without humans long into the future. Biocivilisations is an important rethinking of the current scientific paradigm. It challenges us to reconsider the limited scope and time-window of our current ‘scientific revolution’ and to fundamentally reimagine what we call ‘life on Earth’.


Kiss the Ground:

How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

Josh Tickel

October 2024

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us.

Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment. Now, in Kiss the Ground, he explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet.


Turtles All the Way Down: Vaccine Science and Myth 

by Anonymous (Author), Zoey O'Toole (Editor), Mary Holland J.D. (Editor, Foreword)

September 2024

If you are reading this, you are probably aware of the fierce debate surrounding vaccination and looking for information that will allow you to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones. Whether you are a parent or a parent to be, sorting through the many arguments on vaccines can be daunting. Still, you need an answer, a definitive one, to the crucial Who has it right in the great vaccine debate – the critics, who claim that vaccines often cause serious harm, or the medical establishment, which tells us that vaccines are safe and effective and the science is settled?Rest assured, you have come to the right place. Turtles All the Way Vaccine Science and Myth will resolve the vaccine question for you, once and for all.


The Murmur of Bees

Sofía Segomaudvia

August 2024

From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can―visions of all that’s yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of bees and living to deliver his adoptive family from threats―both human and those of nature―Simonopio’s purpose in Linares will, in time, be divined.

Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in the unbelievable.


The Real RFK JR. Trials of a Truth Warrior

Dick Russell

July 2024

The Real RFK Jr. is an intimate biographical portrait examining the controversial activist's journey from anguish and addiction to becoming the country's leading environmental champion fighting government corruption, corporate greed, and a captured media. Written by his longtime colleague Dick Russell, the biography also exposes the misconceptions and explains the rationale behind Kennedy's campaign to protect public health.  


Underestimated: An Autism Miracle

J.B. Handley

June 2024

In Underestimated: An Autism Miracle, Generation Rescue’s cofounder J.B. Handley and his teenage son Jamison tell the remarkable story of Jamison’s journey to find a method of communication that allowed him to show the world that he was a brilliant, wise, generous, and complex individual who had been misunderstood and underestimated by everyone in his life.






We Want to Live

Aajonus Vonderplanitz

May 2024

Aajonus Vonderplanitz struggled to save his estranged son from life-threatening injuries following an automobile accident. Through this remarkable story the readers also learn how Aajonus healed himself of terminal cancer, diabetes, bursitis and psoriasis, and how thousands of people have healed themselves of hundreds of "incurable" diseases, simply by eating natural food prepared in specific ways and in specific combinations. We Want To Live also features a remedy section listing hundreds of diseases and ailments with the foods that have healed them. Listed are everything from aging, the common cold, beauty tips to cancer, infant problems, and muscular dystrophy. These phenomenal results with health, healing, and sensible disease-prevention are culled from over 40 years of medical and naturopathic experience and experimentation. We Want To Live is an impressive addition to any health and medicine reference book collection. -- Midwest Book Review


Steiner: The 4 Seasons and the Archangels

April 2024

These lectures contain profound descriptions of the experience of the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty Archangels are described: Michael in autumn at Michaelmas, Gabriel in winter at Christmas, Raphael in spring at Easter, and Uriel in summer at St. John's Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless meditative study.




The Wuhan Cover-Up

And the Terrifying Bioweapons Arms Race

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

March 2024

“Gain-of-function” experiments are often conducted to deliberately develop highly virulent, easily transmissible pathogens for the stated purpose of developing preemptive vaccines for animal viruses before they jump to humans. More insidious is the “dual use” nature of this research, specifically directed toward bioweapons development.

The Wuhan Cover-Up pulls back the curtain on how the US government's increase in biosecurity spending after the 2001 terror attacks set in motion a plan to transform the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci, into a de facto Defense Department agency. 


Lost in Trans Nation

A Child Psychiatrist's Guide Out of the Madness

Miriam Grossman, Jordan B. Peterson

February 2024

Throughout our country, atrocities are taking place in doctor’s offices and hospital operating rooms. Physically healthy children and adolescents are being permanently disfigured and sometimes sterilized. Those youth say they’re transgender, and we—their parents, teachers, therapists, and doctors—are supposed to agree with their self-diagnosis and take a back seat as they make the most consequential decision of their lives: to alter their bodies in order to, we are told, “align” them with their minds.

Medical, educational, and government authorities advise us to support the “gender journeys” of still developing kids, including medical interventions with poor evidence of long-term improvement.

This would not be acceptable in any other field of medicine. Indeed, the treatments our medical authorities and Washington call “crucial” and “life-saving” have been banned in progressive Sweden, Finland, and Britain.


Solari Report

Pharma Food, Volume 2023

January 2024

"The Synthetic Age reconfigures the essential background substrate out of which all of human history has been crafted. It calls for replacing a world that is "found" with a world that is "made." It cuts Homo Sapiens loose, perhaps, from the important psychological anchors located in the deep recesses of time."

– World Economic Forum, cited in the Solari Report Pharma Food, by Catherine Austin Fitts

We have had so many warnings about the dangers of central planning cut loose from all moral restraints, yet it still sweeps along. Well, here is one of those warnings again, exposing the advances toward The Synthetic Age for what they truly are.


The Winter Solstice

December 2023

Many of us long for an alternative to the commercial industry Christmas has become. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book, brimming with folklore, stories, recipes, games, activities, decorating ideas, songs, and other resources, will help families who are "burned out" on Christmas create alternative celebrations more in keeping with the heartful spirit of the original Winter Solstice festivals.


A New Path

November 2023

A New Path takes a candid look at the contemporary lifeway of humans in an attempt to reinstate our biological norms--patterns of living that define each species on the planet. Whether one is to discuss a wolf, a caribou, or an eagle, there are features of these animal's lives that define them. Given their unique adaptations, they are tailored, through evolution, to living in a particular way (e.g., a caribou cannot enjoy the diet of a wolf). This book presents the forgotten species' norms of Homo sapiens and explains that when we deviate from these patterns, we experience sickness of various kinds: cancer, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. Through combining historical observations of hunter-gatherers, people who were extremely resilient to chronic disease, with modern evidence- based research, A New Path tackles the mythology of improving life through technology. Then, provides guidance on many important aspects of human health, including diet, water, medicine, awareness, nature immersion, movement, hormesis, community, and ancestral technologies.Through its unique lens, this book makes a case for loss of health and sovereignty as a result of human domestication and seeks to rekindle people's desire for nature connection and eco-conscientious living.

The Fourth Phase of Water

October 2023

Professor Pollack takes us on a fantastic voyage through water, showing us a hidden universe teeming with physical activity that provides answers so simple that any curious person can understand. In conversational prose, Pollack lays a simple foundation for understanding how changes in water's structure underlie most energetic transitions of form and motion on earth.


Argoecology & Regenerative Agriculture 

September 2023

A synthesis of more than three decades of interdisciplinary research and practice, Agroecology and Regenerative Agriculture: An Evidence-based Guide to Sustainable Solutions for Hunger, Poverty, and Climate Change, provides evidence-based solutions to some of the world's most pressing crises in global ecology, agriculture and public health. Featuring the work of Navdanya, an organization founded by Dr. Vandana Shiva that promotes agroecology, seed freedom, and a vision of Earth Democracy that seeks justice for the Earth and all living beings, this work serves as a guidebook for agriculture scientists, policy makers, environmentalists and every individual who cares about their own health as well as the vitality of the planet. Agroecology and Regenerative Agriculture, provides a detailed analysis of the multiple planetary dilemmas we face due to chemical and industrial agriculture, including land degradation, water depletion, biodiversity erosion, climate change, agrarian crises, and health crises while also focusing on practical and evidence-based solutions. Those solutions include methods of using biodiversity-based organic farming to regenerate soil, conserve water, increase climate change resilience, and ensure food security in rural populations. Dr. Shiva takes an organized approach to these wide-ranging topics and provides practical knowledge that can inform the future of agriculture and sustainable food systems. With detailed scientific evidence, Agroecology and Regenerative Agriculture shows how an ecological agriculture based on working with nature can regenerate the planet, the rural economy and our health.


August 2023

"Anastasia", the first book of the Ringing Cedars Series, tells the story of entrepreneur Vladimir Megre's trade trip to the Siberian taiga in 1995, where he witnessed incredible spiritual phenomena connected with sacred 'ringing cedar' trees. He spent three days with a woman named Anastasia who shared with him her unique outlook on subjects as diverse as gardening, child-rearing, healing, Nature, sexuality, religion and more. This wilderness experience transformed Vladimir so deeply that he abandoned his commercial plans and, penniless, went to Moscow to fulfil Anastasia's request and write a book about the spiritual insights she so generously shared with him. True to her promise this life-changing book, once written, has become an international best-seller and has touched hearts of millions of people world-wide.

Nature Spirit & Elemental Beings

July 2023

Based on firsthand practical experiences of communicating with natural spirits through meditation, this eye-opening guide to healing the earth teaches how to work with elemental beings by describing each in detail while defining their roles within the web of life. As a result of tuning in to plants, trees, and animals, and illustrating the disrupted flow of energies within the landscape, the true impact of human culture upon the harmony of the natural world is evocatively revealed. Insight into related topics, such as how the long-suppressed Goddess culture embraces these energies to make strides toward healing the earth, can set anyone with earth and landscape concerns--gardeners, growers, designers, and builders--one step closer toward becoming environmental warriors.

Herbal Antivirals

June 2023

Viruses are smart, mutating, and becoming resistant to antiviral pharmaceuticals. Global crises such as COVID-19, SARS, and dengue feaver spread more quickly than we can develop medicines to fight them. Herbalist and best-selling author Stephen Harrod Buhner has studied the antiviral properties of plants for many years. In this comprehensive guide, he profiles the plants that have proven most effective in fighting viral infections and provides in-depth instructions for preparing and using formulations to address the most common infections and strengthen immunity, safely and naturally. The updated 2nd edition includes an expanded guide to COVID-19, including a review of the most up-to-date medical research and the plant medicines that have been found to be most potent in preventing infection, lessening the impact of the virus on the body, and addressing longer-term effects and co-infections.

American Values

May 2023

In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators—Teddy, Bobby, and Jack—one of whom went on to become attorney general, and the other, the president of the United States.

The Cycle of the Year

April 2023

These five lectures were given at Easter, 1923. Rudolf Steiner, in a fully conscious way, laid a foundation for celebrating the Christian festivals―Christmas, Easter, St. John's, and Michaelmas. This is begun with a description of how the festival year evolved over long ages from the Earth's cycle of inbreathing and outbreathing. These forces are the Earth's soul activities in relation to the cosmos.

Rudolf Steiner reveals the deep relationship between humanity and the seasons of the Earth, the solstices, and the equinoxes. And through the festivals of the seasons, he reveals humanity's relationship to the Christ Being The esoteric realities behind the festivals are also discussed in relation to sub-earthly and supra-earthly forces, the ancient Mysteries, the activity of the Archangel Michael, morality, and the arts.

The Family Guide to Homeopathy

March 2023

This family reference guide provides all the information necessary to understand how homeopathy works, and how any individual can use it simply and safely to treat a wide variety of illnesses. Accessibly organized by symptoms affecting all parts of the body from head to toe, The Family Guide to Homeopathy offers a list of remedies for hundreds of conditions along with details on how often and how long to give the remedy. It covers everything from heart disease to menopause, from allergies to ulcers, including advice on when to consult a doctor. Special sections feature symptoms and solutions for special problems affecting men, women, infants, and the elderly.

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

February 2023

The Year-round Solar Greenhouse is the one-stop guide to designing and building greenhouses that harness and store energy from the sun to create naturally heated, lush growing environments even in the depths of winter, covering principles of solar greenhouse design and siting, glazing material properties and selection, controlling heat loss, ventilation, and construction methods. Additionally, an in-depth section covers sustainable ways of heating the greenhouse without fossil fuels, including using thermal mass and storing heat underground with a ground to air heat exchanger


Girl on ice

January 2023

Valerie “Val” Chesterfield is a linguist trained in the most esoteric of disciplines: dead Nordic languages. Despite her successful career, she leads a sheltered life and languishes in the shadow of her twin brother, Andy, an accomplished climate scientist stationed on a remote island off Greenland’s barren coast. But Andy is gone: a victim of suicide, having willfully ventured unprotected into 50 degree below zero weather. Val is inconsolable—and disbelieving. She suspects foul play.

A Year in the Village of Eternity: The Lifestyle of Longevity in Campodimele, Italy

December, 2022

What is it about this place that makes it so easy to live well and long? In A Year in the Village of Eternity, Tracey Lawson goes beyond the medical figures, immersing herself in the lifestyle and timeless eating habits of this vibrant place. Daybreak in Campodimele finds villagers in their seventies and eighties rising to tend their olive trees, chasing their chickens uphill, or weaving through mountain roads on a Vespa.
In Campodimele, the seasons and the bounty of the land dictate the food on the table, and each month brings its own traditions of harvesting and foraging, cooking and preserving. The villagers are warm and welcoming, sharing the recipes handed down from generation to generation, and Lawson offers over one hundred of those same recipes here, from simply dressed salads to homemade sausages and fresh egg pasta. She introduces us to the cicerchie, a legume particular to this elevated spot, high in protein and free of cholesterol, and key to zuppa della nonna, "grandmother's soup." There's lamb cooked over charcoal; a zucchini soup that uses stalks, leaves, and flowers; preserved sweet red peppers; fig jam; and celebratory sweets like almond cake and a ricotta tart with cinnamon.

To Speak for the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest

November, 2022

This book is not only the story of a remarkable scientist and her ideas, it harvests all of her powerful knowledge about why trees matter, and why trees are a viable, achievable solution to climate change. Diana eloquently shows us that if we can understand the intricate ways in which the health and welfare of every living creature is connected to the global forest, and strengthen those connections, we will still have time to mend the self-destructive ways that are leading to drastic fires, droughts and floods.

Geoengineered Transhumanism: How the Environment Has Been Weaponized by Chemicals, Electromagnetics, & Nanotechnology for Synthetic Biology

October, 2022

Geoengineered Transhumanism is the third book in Elana Freeland's trilogy on geoengineering. It completes the picture of what geoengineering has been from its very inception decades ago: to control the ionosphere with phased array heater blasts so as to maintain an ionized atmosphere in which chemicals, nanotechnology, and synbio synergies can be continuously laid by jets, drones, and rockets in the name of "climate change."

Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger

September, 2022

Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was far ahead of his time. From his unusually detailed observations of the natural world, he pioneered a completely new understanding of how nature works. He also foresaw, and tried to warn against, the global waste and ecological destruction of our age.

This book describes and explains Schauberger's insights in contemporary, accessible language. His remarkable discoveries -- which address issues such as sick water, ailing forests, climate change and, above all, renewable energy -- have dramatic implications for how we should work with nature and its resources.

Foraging & Feasting a Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook

August, 2022

Toxic Legacy

July, 2022

Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfur―not to mention several landmark legal cases― tells a very different story.

In Toxic Legacy, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, delivers compelling evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies―all in frank, illuminating, and always accessible language.

The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients

June, 2022

The Wildcrafting Brewer will attract herbalists, foragers, natural-foodies, and chefs alike with the author’s playful and relaxed philosophy. Readers will find themselves surprised by how easy making your own natural drinks can be, and will be inspired, again, by the abundance of nature all around them.

Farming the Woods

May, 2022

While this concept of “forest farming” may seem like an obscure practice, history indicates that much of humanity lived and sustained itself from tree-based systems in the past; only recently have people traded the forest for the field.  The good news is that this is not an either-or scenario; forest farms can be most productive in places where the plow is not: on steep slopes, and in shallow soils. It is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes more and more important for farmers.

Sacred Plant Medicine

April, 2022

In Sacred Plant Medicine Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques and states of mind these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions and the territory where plants are an expression of Spirit. For each healing plant described in the book, Buhner presents medicinal uses, preparatory guidelines, and ceremonial elements such as prayers and medicine songs associated with its use.

Quantum Agriculture: Biodynamics and Beyond

March, 2022

Hugh Lovel brings biodynamics to a place of practical application, which challenges the very essence of status quo paradigms. You can get a real biochemical perspective of the functioning of each element within the soil, especially silicon, boron, sulfur calcium, magnesium… Along with the microbiology.  Hugh gives an aethereal interpretation of soil science, explaining how we might use cosmic chemistry to align forces to bring about a magnetic balance. It is an excellent guide for taking Biodynamics to the next level.

Four Winds

February, 2022

The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it―the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

The Real Anthony Fauci

January, 2022

The Real Anthony Fauci details how Fauci, Gates, and their cohorts use their control of media outlets, scientific journals, key government and quasi-governmental agencies, global intelligence agencies, and influential scientists and physicians to flood the public with fearful propaganda about COVID-19 virulence and pathogenesis, and to muzzle debate and ruthlessly censor dissent.

Oneness Vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom

December 7, 2021

In Oneness vs. the 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the billionaire dictators of Gates, Buffet, and Mark Zuckerberg, as well as other modern empires like Big Tech, Big Pharma, and Big Ag, whose blindness to the rights of people, and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress, have wrought havoc across the world. Their single-minded pursuit of profit has undemocratically enforced uniformity and monocultures, division and separation, monopolies and external control―over finance, food, energy, information, healthcare, and even relationships.

Basing her analysis on explosive facts, Shiva exposes the 1%’s model of philanthrocapitalism, which is about deploying unaccountable money to bypass democratic structures, derail diversity, and impose totalitarian ideas based on One Science, One Agriculture, and One History.

The Miracle Within: How To Align With Your Inner Healer

November 2, 2021

The Miracle Within. Dr. Victoria Dubin Master's lifetime dedication and passion for better health and empowerment for her family, friends and patients has lead her to write this enlightening book. Here you will find the answers you've been searching for, and reasons why Americans are some of the sickest people in the world, despite spending the most on “healthcare.” She offers doable solutions that can be used to achieve the health and life you" were born to have”. Unlimited life force is yours for the taking, and it is simple and attainable for anyone who is willing. You have a miracle within that is waiting for you to uncover and strengthen, so read away and enjoy the journey, it's what you make of it and now you have the power and the tools.

Planetary Influences Upon Plants by Ernst Michael Kranich

October 5, 2021

One of the fundamental concepts of biodynamic agriculture is how the sun, moon and planets work through calcium and silica in the growth of plants. Ernst Michael Kranich's book describes the growth patterns, leaf placements, and flower forms of different plant families and how they are clearly connected to the same rhythmical activity of specific planets. With this study, readers can enlarge their perceptions of nature.

Many examples and drawings are included, illustrating the connections between the orbital paths of planets and the shapes found in particular plants.

Bees - Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

September 7, 2021

The unconscious wisdom contained in the beehive — the hive is in reality permeated by love — and how this relates to the human experiences of health, civilization, and the cosmos is amply described in this unique book.

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August 3, 2021

Abundantly Well: The Complementary Integrated Medicine Revolution (Wise Woman Herbal Series)

July 12, 2021

This book covers every healing modality—including forest bathing, story medicine, placebos, orgonomy, tai chi, drumming, wild food, non-dual therapies, Feldenkrais, hug therapy, reiki, psychic surgery vibrational medicine, dowsing, orgasm, psychoactives, adaptogens, supplements, anti-radiation allies, and surviving surgery. Join the Complementary Integrated Medical Revolution. Enjoy the Seven Medicines. This may be the only book on health you'll ever need.

Art of Dowsing: The Art of Discovering Water, Treasure, Gold, Oil, Artifacts

June 1, 2021

You can easily locate water, coins, artifacts, lost objects-even missing people-when you follow the simple instructions in this divination book.

With expert guidance from Richard Webster, you'll discover how to improve your life in many practical ways by dowsing. Begin by learning how to use the tools of dowsing: angle rods, divining rods, pendulums, wands, and even your own hands and body. Clear, detailed instructions on map dowsing show you how to dowse for anything at all, anywhere in the world.

Using the tools and techniques presented here, you can locate valuable hidden items, identify and treat ailments for improved health, tune in to your pet's needs, develop your intuition-the applications of dowsing are nearly limitless!

A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth by Chris Smaje

May 4, 2021

In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organising society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation--and will yield humanity's best chance at survival.
Drawing on a vast range of sources from across a multitude of disciplines, A Small Farm Future analyses the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically.
Challenging both conventional wisdom and utopian blueprints, A Small Farm Future offers rigorous original analysis of wicked problems and hidden opportunities in a way that illuminates the path toward functional local economies, effective self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth.

2021 Calendars- Stella Natura by Sherry Wildfeuer; The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar by Matthias Thun

April 6, 2021

Maria Thun- This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar almanacs. It is presented in color with clear symbols and explanations. The almanac includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, workshop or garage as a handy quick reference.

Stella Natura- This Calendar has many aspects: a basic introduction to astronomy, a simple ephemeris, a planting guide, a star map, aid for following the movement of the planets in the night sky, and articles by ten different authors. All of these attempt to provide a true picture of the world outside us and ideas to assist in developing a healthy relation to that world.

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

March 2, 2021

Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.”
Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.
Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

Traveler's Joy Paperback by Juliette de Baïracli Levy

February 9, 2021

Explore the free wandering life of this enchanting guide by a legendary teacher who lives in tune with the rhythms of nature. Lots of herbal lore.

"This magical book has made me want to shelve my responsibilities and hit the road! The author's enthusiasm and ability to embrace hardship and bounty alike are truly inspirational. I am encouraged to lighten my material load to provide space for the gifts that the simple life provides. Recipes, travel lore, herbal medicine, literary references, and personal observations make Traveler's Joy an enjoyable read."

The Contagion Myth: Why Viruses (including "Coronavirus") Are Not the Cause of Disease

January 5, 2021

For readers of Plague of Corruption, Thomas S. Cowan, MD, and Sally Fallon Morell ask the question: are there really such things as "viruses"? Or are electro smog, toxic living conditions, and 5G actually to blame for COVID-19? The official explanation for today's COVID-19 pandemic is a "dangerous, infectious virus." This is the rationale for isolating a large portion of the world's population in their homes so as to curb its spread. From face masks to social distancing, from antivirals to vaccines, these measures are predicated on the assumption that tiny viruses can cause serious illness and that such illness is transmissible person-to-person. It was Louis Pasteur who convinced a skeptical medical community that contagious germs cause disease; his "germ theory" now serves as the official explanation for most illness. However, in his private diaries he states unequivocally that in his entire career he was not once able to transfer disease with a pure culture of bacteria (he obviously wasn't able to purify viruses at that time). He admitted that the whole effort to prove contagion was a failure, leading to his famous death bed confession that "the germ is nothing, the terrain is everything." While the incidence and death statistics for COVID-19 may not be reliable, there is no question that many people have taken sick with a strange new disease--with odd symptoms like gasping for air and "fizzing" feelings--and hundreds of thousands have died. Many suspect that the cause is not viral but a kind of pollution unique to the modern age--electromagnetic pollution. Today we are surrounded by a jangle of overlapping and jarring frequencies--from power lines to the fridge to the cell phone. It started with the telegraph and progressed to worldwide electricity, then radar, then satellites that disrupt the ionosphere, then ubiquitous Wi-Fi. The most recent addition to this disturbing racket is fifth generation wireless--5G. In The Contagion Myth: Why Viruses (including Coronavirus) are Not the Cause of Disease, bestselling authors Thomas S. Cowan, MD, and Sally Fallon Morell tackle the true causes of COVID-19. On September 26, 2019, 5G wireless was turned on in Wuhan, China (and officially launched November 1) with a grid of about ten thousand antennas--more antennas than exist in the whole United States, all concentrated in one city. A spike in cases occurred on February 13, the same week that Wuhan turned on its 5G network for monitoring traffic. Illness has subsequently followed 5G installation in all the major cities in America. Since the dawn of the human race, medicine men and physicians have wondered about the cause of disease, especially what we call "contagions," numerous people ill with similar symptoms, all at the same time. Does humankind suffer these outbreaks at the hands of an angry god or evil spirit? A disturbance in the atmosphere, a miasma? Do we catch the illness from others or from some outside influence? As the restriction of our freedoms continues, more and more people are wondering whether this is true. Could a packet of RNA fragments, which cannot even be defined as a living organism, cause such havoc? Perhaps something else is involved--something that has upset the balance of nature and made us more susceptible to disease? Perhaps there is no "coronavirus" at all; perhaps, as Pasteur said, "the germ is nothing, the terrain is everything."

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation By Stephen Harrod Buhner

December 1, 2020

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world.

This unique book includes 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from 31 countries spanning six continents and the most complete evaluation of honey ever published.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

November 3, 2020

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Noma Guide to Fermentation by Renee Redzepi & David Zilber

The Noma Guide to Fermentation: Including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and black fruits and vegetables

October 6, 2020

At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles.

Now René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, the chef who runs the restaurant’s acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating Noma’s extensive pantry of ferments. And they do so with a book conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks. With more than 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested, The Noma Guide to Fermentation takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, lacto-ferments, vinegars, garums, and black fruits and vegetables. And—perhaps even more important—it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in more than 100 original recipes.

Fermentation is already building as the most significant new direction in food (and health). With The Noma Guide to Fermentation, it’s about to be taken to a whole new level.

The Fungal Pharmacy by Robert Rogers

The Fungal Pharmacy - The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms & Lichens of North America by Robert Rogers

September 1, 2020

In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity.

Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.

Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World by Jodi Helmer

August 4, 2020

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent.

Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed.

Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration.

Along with inspiring stories of revival and lessons from failed projects, readers will find practical tips to

get involved. They will also be reminded of the magic of pollinators—not only the iconic monarch and dainty hummingbird, but the drab hawk moth and homely bats that are just as essential. Without pollinators, the world would be a duller, blander place. Helmer shows how we can make sure they are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us.

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen

June 2 and July 14, 2020

A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children.
Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both.
In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states,” revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do.
Partanen wants to open Americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone. Offering insights, advice, and solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives.

The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg

May 5, 2020

Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is ‘safe’ for humanity and the planet. Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told before—from an environmental point of view—by detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet.

In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilization—heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—are related to electrical pollution.

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Cancer and the New Biology of Water by Thomas Cowan

April 7, 2020

When President Nixon launched the War on Cancer with the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the allocation of billions of research dollars, it was amidst a flurry of promises that a cure was within reach. The research establishment was trumpeting the discovery of oncogenes, the genes that supposedly cause cancer. As soon as we identified them and treated cancer patients accordingly, cancer would become a thing of the past.

Fifty years later it’s clear that the War on Cancer has failed—despite what the cancer industry wants us to believe. New diagnoses have continued to climb; one in three people in the United States can now expect to battle cancer during their lifetime. For the majority of common cancers, the search for oncogenes has not changed the treatment: We’re still treating with the same old triad of removing (surgery), burning out (radiation), or poisoning (chemotherapy).

In Cancer and the New Biology of Water, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues that this failure was inevitable because the oncogene theory is incorrect—or at least incomplete—and based on a flawed concept of biology in which DNA controls our cellular function and therefore our health. Instead, Dr. Cowan tells us, the somatic mutations seen in cancer cells are the result of a cellular deterioration that has little to do with oncogenes, DNA, or even the nucleus. The root cause is metabolic dysfunction that deteriorates the structured water that forms the basis of cytoplasmic—and therefore, cellular—health.

Despite mainstream medicine’s failure to bring an end to suffering or deliver on its promises, it remains illegal for physicians to prescribe anything other than the “standard of care” for their cancer patients—no matter how dangerous and ineffective that standard may be—and despite the fact that gentler, more effective, and more promising treatments exist. While Dr. Cowan acknowledges that all of these treatments need more research, Cancer and the New Biology of Water is an impassioned plea from a long-time physician that these promising treatments merit our attention and research dollars and that patients have the right to information, options, and medical freedom in matters of their own life and death.

Spiritual Science and Medicine Rudolf Steiner (online)

March 3, 2020

Taking account of modern medical knowledge and practice, and deeply versed in alchemical, Paracelsian, and naturopathic approaches, as well as homeopathy, aroma therapy, and other ‘alternative’ therapies, Steiner demonstrates, on the basis of his own researches, how a truly integrated whole-person medicine is possible — one that understands the human as a being of body, soul, and spirit; a microcosm in the macrocosm, a mirror of the earth and of the heavens.

Steiner’s enthusiasm and familiarity with his subject are in evidence everywhere in this volume. The wealth of insights and the range of topics are staggering — from the meaning of sickness, polarities in the human organism, and the relation of therapy and pathology, to the nature of plant, mineral and animal in relation to the human being. Specific organs (heart, lungs, bladder, kidney, liver, and nervous system) and specific diseases (including cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes, and meningitis) are brought into extraordinary new relationships and interconnections. The whole question of diagnosis, health, and treatment is repeatedly viewed from various points of view.

These twenty lectures of Dr. Steiner’s on Spiritual Science and Medicine were given at the request of a number of practicing Doctors in Medicine. Some thirty doctors and students attended. We present this important lecture series here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 312, GA 312.

Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village by Martin Prechtel

February 4, 2020

Twenty-five years ago, a young musician and painter named Martin Prechtel wandered through the brilliant landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala. Arriving at Santiago Atitlan, a Tzutujil Mayan village on the breathtaking shores of Lake Atitlan, Prechtel met Nicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy–perhaps the most famous shaman in Tzutujil history–who believed Prechtel was the new student he had asked the gods to provide. For the next thirteen years, Prechtel studied the ancient Tzutujil culture and became a village chief and a famous shaman in his own right.In Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Prechtel brings to vivid life the sights, sounds, scents, and colors of Santiago Atitlan: its magical personalities, its beauty, its material poverty and spiritual richness, its eight-hundred-year-old rituals juxtaposed with quintessential small-town gossip. The story of his education is a tale filled with enchantment, danger, passion, and hope.

Mapping Inner Space: Learning and Teaching Visual Mapping by Nancy Margulies

January 14, 2020

Visual Mapping is an easy-to-learn, straightforward system for generating and organising any ideas. Using a central image, key words, colours, codes and symbols, the process is both fun and fast. For many the traditional style of writing ideas in a linear fashion, using one colour on a lined piece of paper, is habit. Retraining the brain to draw ideas radiating from a central image takes practice and patience, but the benefits are considerable, particularly for students and teachers who like to see the big picture. This second edition includes full colour maps, explores a range of mapping styles and takes a fresh look at the process of learning. Of great value to teachers, trainers, business professionals and anyone wanting to explore and spice up their creativity.

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals by Jeanine M. Davis

June 13, 2018

Not all saleable crops are dependent on access to greenhouses or sun-drenched, arable land. Shade-loving medicinal herbs can be successfully cultivated in a forest garden for personal use or as small-scale cash crops. Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal, and other Woodland Medicinals is a complete guide to these increasingly popular botanicals, aimed at aspiring and experienced growers alike.

In this fully revised and updated edition, authors Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons show how more than a dozen sought-after native species can generate a greater profit on a rugged, otherwise idle woodlot than just about any other legal crop on an equal area of cleared land. With little capital investment but plenty of sweat equity, patience, and common sense, small landowners can preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income. Learn how to establish, grow, harvest, and market:

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Popular medicinal roots such as ginseng, goldenseal, and black cohosh;
Other commonly used botanicals including bloodroot, false unicorn, and mayapple. The nutritious wild food, ramps, and valuable ornamental galax.

Packed with budget information, extensive references, and personal stories of successful growers, this invaluable resource will excite and inspire everyone from the home gardener to the full-time farmer.

Dissolving Illusions Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History by Suzanne Humphries MD

May 9, 2018

Not too long ago, lethal infections were feared in the Western world. Since that time, many countries have undergone a transformation from disease cesspools to much safer, healthier habitats. Starting in the mid-1800s, there was a steady drop in deaths from all infectious diseases, decreasing to relatively minor levels by the early 1900s. The history of that transformation involves famine, poverty, filth, lost cures, eugenicist doctrine, individual freedoms versus state might, protests and arrests over vaccine refusal, and much more. Today, we are told that medical interventions increased our lifespan, and single-handedly prevented masses of deaths. But is this really true? Dissolving Illusions details facts and figures from long-overlooked medical journals, books, newspapers, and other sources. Using myth-shattering graphs, this book shows that vaccines, antibiotics, and other medical interventions are not responsible for the increase in lifespan and the decline in mortality from infectious diseases. If the medical profession could systematically misinterpret and ignore key historical information, the question must be asked, “What else is ignored and misinterpreted today?” Perhaps the best reason to know our history is so that the worst parts are never repeated.

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

April 11, 2018

Called the work of “a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose” ( Publishers Weekly ) and the book that, “anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love,” by Library Journal , Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take “us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.

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Walking on Lava: Selected Works for Uncivilised Times by The Dark Mountain Project

March 14, 2018

The Dark Mountain Project began with a manifesto published in 2009 by two English writers—Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth—who felt that literature was not responding honestly to the crises of our time.

In a world in which the climate is being altered by human activities; in which global ecosystems are being destroyed by the advance of industrial civilization; and in which the dominant economic and cultural assumptions of the West are visibly crumbling, Dark Mountain asked: where are the writers and the artists? Why are the mainstream cultural forms of our society still behaving as if this were the twentieth century—or even the nineteenth?

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Dark Mountain’s call for writers, thinkers, and artists willing to face the depth of the mess we are in has made it a gathering point for a growing international network. Rooted in place, time, and nature, their work finds a home in the pages of the Dark Mountain books, with two new volumes published every year.

Walking on Lava brings together the best of the first ten volumes, along with the original manifesto. This collection of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and artwork introduces The Dark Mountain Project’s groundbreaking work to a wider audience in search of ‘the hope beyond hope, the paths which lead to the unknown world ahead of us.’

A list of our recommended seasonal books. Hopefully these will help you on your journey towards sustainability the same way they have helped us. Enjoy!

Traveler's Joy Paperback by Juliette de Baïracli Levy

Explore the free wandering life of this enchanting guide by a legendary teacher who lives in tune with the rhythms of nature. Lots of herbal lore.

"This magical book has made me want to shelve my responsibilities and hit the road! The author's enthusiasm and ability to embrace hardship and bounty alike are truly inspirational. I am encouraged to lighten my material load to provide space for the gifts that the simple life provides. Recipes, travel lore, herbal medicine, literary references, and personal observations make Traveler's Joy an enjoyable read."

Secrets of the Soil : New Solutions for Restoring Our Planet


Secrets of the Soil tells the fascinating story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to save our planet from self-destruction - such as using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic agriculture with its reliance on ethereal forces from the planets, Dan Carlson's growth stimulating Sonic Bloom, and rock dust fertilizer to revitalize depleted soils; or gardening with the help of truly amazing new technologies to reverse serious agricultural problems.

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture by Shannon Hayes

Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises-drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities.

In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.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. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is for readers ready to not just survive, but thrive in changing, unpredictable times. It offers the tools to develop durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems anchored by preparation, regeneration, and resiliency. 

Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as unworkable. Falk’s wide array of fruit trees, rice paddies (relatively unheard of in the Northeast), ducks, nuts, and earth-inspired buildings is a hopeful image for the future of regenerative agriculture and modern homesteading.

The book covers nearly every strategy Falk and his team have been testing at the Whole Systems Research Farm over the past decade, as well as experiments from other sites Falk has designed through his off-farm consulting business.

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus; Charles C Mann; Knopf; 2005

The $50 & Up Underground House Book; Mike Oehler; Mole Publishing; 1981

Agriculture Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method; Rudolf Steiner; Rudolf Steiner Press; 2004

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus; Charles C Mann; Knopf; 2005

The $50 & Up Underground House Book; Mike Oehler; Mole Publishing; 1981

Agriculture Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method; Rudolf Steiner; Rudolf Steiner Press; 2004

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life; Barbara Kingslover; Harper Collins; 2007

The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World; Sandor Ellix Katz; Chelsea Green; 2012

All Over Creation; Ruth Ozeki; Penguin; 2004

Awakening to Community; Rudolf Steiner; Steiner Books; 1975

Barkskins: A Novel; Annie Proulx; Scribner; 2017

Behaving as if the God in all life mattered; by Machaelle Small Wright; Perelandra; 1997

A Biodynamic Farm; Hugh Lovel; Acres U.S.A.; 2000

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope; William Kamkwamba; Harper Collins; 2009

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants; Robin Wall Kimmerer; Milkweed Editions; 2015

Cancer and the New Biology of Water; Thomas Cowan; Chelsea Green; 2019

The Complete Mushroom Hunter: An Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms; Gary Lincoff; Quarry Books; 2017

The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse; David Owen; Riverhead Books; 2012

Cooking with Fire: From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking; Paula Marcoux; Storey Publishing; 2014

Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth; Judith D. Schwartz; Chelsea Green; 2013

The Cure is in The Forest; Dr. Cass Ingram; Knowledge House; 2010

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition; Ramiel Nagel; Golden Child Publishing, Inc; 2012

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food; Catherine Shanahan, M.D.; Flatiron Books; 2017

Desert or Paradise: Restoring Endangered Landscapes Using Water Management, Including Lake and Pond Construction; Sepp Holzer; Chelsea Green; 2012

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805; Eric Sloane; Dover Publications; 2004

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love; Kristin Kimball; Scribner; 2011

Dissolving Illusions; Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History; Suzanne Humphries MD; CreateSpace Publishing; 2013

The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently; Sunni Brown; Penguin; 2014

Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature; Kenny Ausubel; Chelsea Green; 2012

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet; Bill McKibben; Henry Holt and Company; 2010

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter; Ben Goldfarb; Chelsea Green; 2018

The Earth's Face - Landscape And Its Relation To The Health Of The Soil; Ehrenfried Pfeiffer; London Faber and Faber; 1947

Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health; Jo Robinson; Little Brown and Company; 2014

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the Original Manual for Living Off the Land and Doing it Yourself; Carla Emery; Sasquatch Books; 2004

Enlivened Rock Powders; Harvey Lisle; Acres USA; 1994

The Findhorn Garden Story; the Findhorn Community; Findhorn Press; 2008

Flight Behavior; Barbara Kingslover; Harper Collins; 2012

Folks, This Aint Normal, a Farmers Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People and a Better World; Joel Salatin; Center Street; 2011

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants; Samuel Thayer; Foragers Harvest; 2006

The Fruit Foragers Companion: Ferments, Desserts, Main Dishes, and More from Your Neighborhood and Beyond; Sara Bir; Chelsea Green; 2018

The Fungal Pharmacy, the Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms & Lichens of North America; Robert Rogers; North Atlantic Books; 2011

Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese; Brad Kessler; Scribner; 2010

The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living; Helen and Scott Nearing; Shocken; 1990

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer; Just Wicks; Chelsea Green; 2013

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World; Charles HRH The Prince of Wales; Harper Collins; 2010

The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine: Memoirs of a Medical Intuitive; Shannon McRae; Quest Books; 2015

Healing Plants: Herbal Remedies from Traditional to Anthroposophical Medicine; Markus Sommer; Floris Books; 2014

The Herbalists Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines; Nancy Phillips; Chelsea Green; 2005

Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind; Gene Logsdon; Chelsea Green; 2010

Honeybee Democracy; Thomas D. Seeley; Princeton University; 2010

How to Know Higher Worlds; Rudolf Steiner; Steiner Books; 1994

How to Move Like A Gardener, Planting and Preparing Medicine From Plants; Deb Soule; Steiner Books; 2013

Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctors Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease; Dr. Thomas Cowan MD; Chelsea Green; 2016

The Hunger Games Trilogy; Suzanne Collins; Scholastic Press; 2010

Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives; Timothy Lee Scott; Healing Arts Press; 2010

The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life; Arthur Firstenberg; Chelsea Green; 2020

Just Breathe Out, Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You; Betsy Thomason; Xulon Press; 2017

Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease; Rafe Sagarin; Basic Books; 2012

Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig; Mark Essig; Basic Books; 2015

Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners; James B. Nardi; University of Chicago; 2007

Liliths Brood; Octavia E. Butler; Grand Central; 2000

Maddaddam (Maddaddam Trilogy Book 3); Margaret Atwood; Anchor; 2013

The Man Who Planted Trees; Jean Giono; Shambhala; 2000

Mapping Inner Space: Learning and Teaching Visual Mapping; Nancy Margulies; Corwin; 2001

Meat: A Benign Extravagance; Simon Fairlie; Permanent Publications; 2011

Microgreens: A Guide to Growing Nutrient- Packed Greens; Eric Franks; Gibbs Smith; 2009

A Modern Quest for the Spirit; Ehrenfried Pfeiffer; Mercury Press; 2010

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World; Paul Stamets; Ten Speed Press; 2005

The Medicinal Herb Grower: A Guide For Cultivating Plants That Heal: Volume 1; Richo Cech; Horizon Herbs; 2009

Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms; Eugenia Bone; Rodale Books; 2013

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition; Ross Conrad; Chelsea Green; 2013

The New Village Green, Living Light, Living Local, Living Large; Stephen Morris; New Society; 2007

The Noma Guide to Fermentation, Including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and black fruits and vegetables; Rene Redzepi and David Zilber; Artisan; 2018

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life; Anu Partanen; Harper; 2016

The North American Maria Thun Biodynamic 2017 Calendar; Matthias Thun; Floris Books; 2017

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World; Sally Fallon Morell; Grand Central Publishing; 2014

Nourishing Diets: How Paleo, Ancestral and Traditional Peoples Really Ate; Sally Fallon Morell; Grand Central Publishing; 2018

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist; Bill McKibben; Times Books; 2013

Oryx and the Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy Book 1); Margaret Atwood; Anchor; 2004

The Overstory; Richard Powers; W. W. Norton & Company; 2019

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City; Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates; Chelsea Green; 2013

In Partnership with Nature; Jochen Bockemühl; Steiner Books; 1981

Permaculture: A Designers Manual; Bill Mollison; Ten Speed; 1997

Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening; Sepp Holzer; Chelsea Green; 2011

The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country; Peter Bane; New Society Publishers; 2012

Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World; Jodi Helmer; Island Press; 2019

Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems; Philip Ackerman-Leist; Chelsea Green; 2013

Reinventing Community: Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing; David Wann; Fulcrum; 2005

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation; Stephen Harrod Buhner; Brewers Publications; 1998

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind; Yuval Noah Harari; Harper; 2015

Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village; Martin Prechtel; Penguin; 1999

Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics and promise of Seeds; Scott Chaskey; Rodale Books; 2014

Seaweed: Nature's Secret to Balancing Your Metabolism, Preventing Disease, and Revitalizing Body & Mind; Valerie Cooksley; Harry N. Abrams; 2007

Secrets of the Soil: New Solutions for Restoring Our Planet; Peter Tompkins; Harper & Row; 1989

Silent Spring: The Classic That Launched the Environmental Movement; Rachel Carson; Houghton Mifflin; 1962

The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources; Lynne Twist; W. W. Norton & Company; 2006

The Spirit Level: Why greater Economy Makes Societies Stronger; Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson; Bloomsbury; 2011

Spiritual Science and Medicine; Rudolf Steiner; The Rudolph Steiner Publishing Co.; 1948

A Spring Without Bees: How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply; Michael Schacker; Lyons Press; 2008

Stalking the Wild Asparagus; Euell Gibbons; A.C. Hood; 1987

Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation; Susan Piver; Shambhala; 2015

Stella Natura 2015 Calendar: Working with Cosmic Rhythms, Biodynamic Planting Calendar
Sherry Wildfeuer; Steiner Books; 2015

Stella Natura 2016 Calendar: Working with Cosmic Rhythms, Biodynamic Planting Calendar; Sherry Wildfeuer; Steiner Books; 2016

Stella Natura 2017 Calendar: Working with Cosmic Rhythms, Biodynamic Planting Calendar; Sherry Wildfeuer; Steiner Books; 2017

The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies; Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson; W. W. Norton & Company; 2008

The Sweetness of a Simple Life: Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living from a Visionary Natural Scientist; Diana Beresford- Kroeger; Vintage Canada; 2015

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard; Chip Heath; Crown; 2010

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision; Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi; Cambridge University; 2016

Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole; Chad Robertson; Chronicle Books; 2013

Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges; C. Otto Scarmer; Berrett-Koehler; 2009

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience; Rob Hopkins; Green Books; 2008

Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture; J. Russel Smith; Orchard Innovations; 2019

Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search For the Soul of the Forest; Mark Warren; Lyons Press; 2012

Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish; Robert Kourik; Metamorphic Press; 2015

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture; Wendell Berry; Counterpoint; 1996

Upstream: Selected Essays; Mary Oliver; Penguin Press; 2016

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City; Kelly Coyne; Process Media; 2008

Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness; Dr. Thomas Cowan MD; Chelsea Green; 2018

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Natures Secret Signs; Peter Wohlleben; Dutton; 2018

When the Killing's Done: A Novel; T.C. Boyle; Penguin Books; 2012

Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilovs Quest to End Famine; Gary Paul Nabhan; Island Press; 2009

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact; Annette Simmons; AMACOM; 2007

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses; Eliot Coleman; Chelsea Green; 2009

World Made By Hand: A Novel; James Howard Kuntsler; Grove Press; 2009

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy Book 2); Margaret Atwood; Anchor; 2010