On this page we’ll provide links to books and websites we think may help you if you’re in the process of starting, developing, improving, or maintaining your home farm.

Please note that for some of these books and organizations we’ll receive a small portion of the sale without it costing you extra if you buy from the link. Feel free to go directly to whatever vendor or link you prefer if you don’t want to use the links provided here.


Kourik, Robert. Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally (Permanent Publications, 2004).

Morrow, Rosemary. Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture; Teacher’s Notes (Kangaroo Press, 2006).

Whitefield, Patrick. How to Make a Forest Garden (Permanent Publications, 2002).


Kinkade-Levario, Heather. Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse (New Society Publishers, 2007).

Lancaster, Brad. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (Rainsource Press, 2006).

Ludwig, Art. Create an Oasis with Greywater (Oasis Design, 2006).
—–. Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use–Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks (Oasis Design, 2005).


Whitefield. How to Make a Forest Garden (Permanent Publications, 2002).

Hemenway, Toby. Gaia’s Garden; A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (Chelsea Green Publishing,2001).

Taylor, Lisa. Your Farm in the City (Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2011).


Green-Armytage, Stephen. Extraordinary Chickens (Abrams, 2000).

Hobson, J. C. Jeremy. Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide to Enjoying and Getting the Best from Chickens (David & Charles Publishers, 2007).

Kilarski, Barbara. Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces (Story Publishing, 2003).

Lee, Andy W. and Patricia L. Foreman. Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil (Good Earth Publications, 1998).

Rossier, Jay. Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock (Lyons Press, 2004).


American Apitherapy Society, Therapy Uses of Bee Products (AI Root Co., 1997).

Collison, Clarence. (Penn State University, digitized 2008).

Conrad, Ross. (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007).

Dadant, CP. “>First Lessons in Beekeeping (Dadant and Sons, 1976).

Delaplane, Keith. (University of Georgia, 2006).

Flottum, Kim. (Quarry Books, 2010).

Grout, Roy A., (Dadant and Sons, 1992).

Hauk, Gunther. (Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 2008).

Hubbell, Sue. A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them
(Mariner Books, 1998).

Lauck, Joanne E. The Voice of the Infinite in the Small (Swan Raven & Co., 1998).


Suppliers: Mann Lake, Walter T. Kelley,

Fundraising for Honeybee Preservation,

Shamanic Work with Bees,

Bee Blog from Albuquerque Beekeeper,

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