Books To Read

Books to readA 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.

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Seed To Seed

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd ed.
by Suzanne Ashworth; edited by Kent Whealy; photography by David Cavagnaro
Seed Savers Exchange

Saving Vegetable Seeds

Saving Vegetable Seeds
by Fern Marshall Bradley
Storey Publishing

The Seed Underground

The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
by Janisse Ray
Chelsea Green Pub.

Organic Seed Production And Saving

Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage
by Bryan Connolly; C.R. Lawn, contributing editor; illustrated by Jocelyn Langer
Chelsea Green Pub.

Seed Sowing And Saving

Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-By-Step Techniques for Collecting
by Carole B. Turner
Storey Communications

Manual Of Seed Saving

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.
by Andrea Heistinger; Arche Noah, Pro Specie Rara; translated by Ian Miller
Timber Press

The New Seed Starters Handbook

The New Seed Starters Handbook
by Nancy Bubel
Rodale Books

Mini Farming

Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre
by Brett L. Markham
Skyhorse Pub.

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener’s Guide to Planting, Growing, Seed Saving, and Cultural History, 1st ed.
by William Woys Weaver; photography by L. Wilbur Zimmerman; drawings by Signe Sundberg- Hall
Henry Holt and Company

Food Gardens for a Changing World

Food Gardens for a Changing World
by Daniela Soleri, David A. Cleveland, and Steven E. Smith
CABI Publishing

Backyard Homesteading

Backyard Homesteading
by David Tohit
Creative Homeowner Press

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
by Jill McSheehy
Callisto Media Inc

Plant Propagators Bible

The Plant Propagator’s Bible
by Miranda Smith

Planting The Future

Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
edited by Rosemary Gladstar and Pamela Hirsch
Healing Arts Press

Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping, 2nd ed.
text and photographs by Rosalind Creasy
Sierra Club Books

Valley Of Heart's Delight

The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Silicon Valley Notebook 1963-2001
by Michael S. Malone
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Breeding Organic Vegetables

Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step-by-Step Guide for Growers
by Rowen White and Bryan Connolly ; edited by Elizabeth Dyck ; illustrated by Stacy Wakefield2011