- Fukoaka Masunoba’s One Straw Revolution (hence the blog
name). It’s about taking the
“work” out of gardening. More poetry and
philosophy than how to. Very very important to shift in perspectives for
- Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden This book blew
my mind. I recommend it to everyone.
- Bill Mollison (Intro to Permaculture, Permaculture a
Designer’s Manual). Tropical focus,
but helps to change thinking about gardening as a battle with nature to partnership with nature. More ideas on integrated systems in gardening
than I have ever seen.
- David Holmgren Permaculture – a philosophy book.
- David Jacke’s Edible Forest Gardens Vol 1,2 – Vol 1 is
fantastic though wordy. Vol 2 in insanely
detailed and I still haven’t finished it, but the best appendixes and plant lists are in Vol 2.
- Sara Stein Noah’s Garden – Restoring nature
and ecology by gardening.
- Ruth Stout’s No Work Gardening – Crazy old bat
that is a joy to read. Proves that
gardening can be simple and that we
need to talk to the generation that came before us before they take their knowledge to the grave.