• Edible Forest Gardens. Dave Jacke. Vermont: Chelsea Green, 2005.
  • Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway. Chelsea Green, 2001.
  • Mycellium Running. Paul Stamets. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2005.
  • Permaculture: A Designer's Manual. Bill Mollison. Tyalgum: Tagari Publications, 1988.

Ecology & Sustainability

  • A Guide to Minnesota's Scientific and Natural Areas. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR). St. Paul: Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources, 1999.
  • A Safe and Sustainable World: The Promise of Ecological Design. Nancy Jack Todd. Washington, Island Press, 2005.
  • Farming with the Wild. Dan Imhoff. San Francisco: Watershed Media, 2003.
  • Minnesota's Natural Heritage: An Ecological Perspective. John R. Tester. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
  • The Diversity of Life. E.O. Wilson. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
  • The Future of Life. E.O. Wilson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
  • The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. Frijof Capra. New York: Arbor Books. 1996.

The Garden

  • Deep Diversity: An Eccentric Seed Source for Exploring Plant Diversity. Christian Petrovich. Corvallis: Seeds of Change, Inc., 2000.
  • Gardening for the Future of the Earth. Shapiro, Howard-Yana and John Harrisson. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.
  • Heritage Vegetables: The Gardener's Guide to Cultivating Diversity. Sue Strickland. London: Gaia Books, 1998.
  • Soil Biology Primer, Soil and Water Conservation Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Iowa: SWCS, 2000.
  • Stalking the Wild Amaranth: Gardening in the Age of Extinction. Janet Marinelli. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1998.


  • The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society. Lucy R. Lippard. New York: The New Press, 1997.
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Michael Pollan. New York: Penguin, 2006.
  • Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture and Story. Gary Paul Nabhan. Washington: Counterpoint, 1997.