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The Peak Prosperity Bookshelf

The Peak Prosperity Bookshelf

Essential reading, as defined by the PP audience

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The Permaculture City Cover

The Permaculture City

A new book resource for the library
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:30 PM

A new book by Toby Hemenway. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food―connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways―applies perfectly to many of our other needs.

The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience » Read more

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9 Permaculture / Garden Books for the Resilient Homestead

Books for every great reference library
Thursday, January 8, 2015, 3:58 PM

When seeking ideas and solutions to your permiculture and homesteading projects, its always good to have a few key resources to reference and provide inspiration.  Here are a few of my favorite books to help in giving guidance and knowledge and make your next project wonderfully successful.

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, Bill Mollison

For the hard core permaculture designer. This is more of a reference book than a book you would sit down and read cover to cover. It is filled with incredible detail on designing in every climate. This permaculture book has more information than any other in existence. » Read more

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Win 25 Top Books on Gold & Silver Investing

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5 Fall Projects for the Lazivore Gardener

Simple projects for the coming weekends
Monday, August 26, 2013, 5:18 PM

Easy-to-do next steps for getting the garden ready for Fall and keeping your life a bit simpler.

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/5-fall-projects-lazivore-gardener.html

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Essential Books

The Essential Gardening and Food Resilience Library

Build your library of knowledge
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:31 PM

Under the general topic of growing some (or all) of our own food, we have broken the larger topic down into several knowledge areas.  We think you should understand why growing your own food is a good choice to make, and so “Understand It” is our first general topic.  Following that, “Grow It,” “Save It,” and “Use It” will help you think about the critical topics of how to get food into the ground, how to get it out, how to keep it from spoiling, and what to do with it once you’ve got it on the shelf, in the freezer, or in the root cellar.  Introductory notes in each section will help you choose which books, publications or websites to read first.  We’ve included links in the text, so you can click for more information as you read. Some of the material that follows is fairly basic; other material is more advanced.

Don’t let something supposedly “advanced” keep you away.  Everyone has to start at the beginning.  We all did.  Whether you choose to grow food against possible shortages, or as an economic decision or as part of changing your lifestyle in healthy and rewarding ways, we hope you find this annotated bibliography of the books that have helped us will help you as well.  We’ve included full citations for each book, to help you locate them. » Read more