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.

Saving More Than Seeds
Saving More Than Seeds: Practices and Politics of Seed Saving
by Catherine Phillips
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
New Vegetable Growers Handbook
The New Vegetable Growers Handbook: A Users Manual for the Organic Vegetable Garden
by Frank Tozer
Green Man Pub.
How To Grow More Vegetables
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.
by John Jeavons; [foreword by Alica Waters]
Ten Speed Press
The Seed Underground
The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
by Janisse Ray
Chelsea Green Pub.
Heirloom Life Gardener
The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally, 1st ed.
by Jere and Emilee Gettle; with Meghan Sutherland
Complete Guide To Saving Seeds
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs
by Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough
Storey Pub.
Beginners Guide To Growing Heirloom Vegetables
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden
by Marie Iannotti
Timber Press
Saving Seeds Preserving Taste
Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia
by Bill Best
Ohio University Press
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
Epic Tomatoes
Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
by Craig LeHoullier
Storey Publishing
Seedswap: The Gardener’s Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds
by Josie Jeffery
Roost Books
Mini Farming
Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre
by Brett L. Markham
Skyhorse Pub.
Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple
Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple: The Three-Module Home Vegetable Garden
by Raymond Nones
Countryman Press
Plant Propagators Bible
The Plant Propagator’s Bible
by Miranda Smith
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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
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
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
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 Wakefield

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving
by Carol Deppe
Little, Brown, and Co.