A listing of our recommended books to read. Many of the books in question are available for checkout within our public library system. Reading and learning bring joy to one’s life, so spend some time with these books to read because they’ll help you grow in a variety of ways.
Saving More Than Seeds: Practices and Politics of Seed Saving
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd ed.
Seed Savers Exchange
Saving Vegetable Seeds
The New Vegetable Growers Handbook: A Users Manual for the Organic Vegetable GardenGreen Man Pub.2013
How to Grow More Vegetables (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, 8th ed.Ten Speed Press2012
The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
Chelsea Green Pub.
The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally, 1st ed.Hyperion2011
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your GardenTimber Press2011
Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in AppalachiaOhio University Press2013
Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant HeritageChelsea Green Pub.2011
Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-By-Step Techniques for Collecting
Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
Seedswap: The Gardener’s Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds
Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre
Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple: The Three-Module Home Vegetable Garden
The Plant Propagator’s Bible
Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
Healing Arts Press
Edible Landscaping, 2nd ed.
Sierra Club Books
The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
Translation of: Handbuch Samenga rtnerei. Sorten erhalten. Vielfalt vermehren. Gemu se geniessen.
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener’s Guide to Planting, Growing, Seed Saving, and Cultural History, 1st ed.Henry Holt and Company1997
The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Silicon Valley Notebook 1963-2001
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step-by-Step Guide for Growers2011
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving
Little, Brown, and Co.