All of the following titles are available at the Orcas Island Public Library...
Powerdown. Heinberg, Richard. 2004.
An overview of alternatives to consuming fossil fuels and ideas on how to survive in an oil-free future.
CALL NUMBER: 333.7 HEINBER
The Revenge of Gaia. Lovelock, James. 2004.
A re-visitation of the Gaia theory and the effects of climate change on the super-organism of Earth.
CALL NUMBER: 333.7 LOVELOC
Eco-Economy. Brown, Lester R. 2001.
A plan for how to change the direction of our current economy to make it more environmentally sustainable.
CALL NUMBER: 333.7 BROWN
Crimes Against Nature. Kennedy, Robert F. Jr. 2004.
A leading environmental lawyer exposes how the Bush administration has endangered and damaged environmental policy.
CALL NUMBER: 333.7 KENNEDY
For the Health of the Land. Leopold, Aldo. 1999.
A collection of essays on “land health” by renowned author Aldo Leopold.
CALL NUMBER: 333.7 LEOPOLD
Water Consciousness. Lohan, Tara. 2008.
Essays on informative topics such as “Water Scarcity” and “Water Solutions”.
CALL NUMBER: 333.91 WATER
Eating Fossil Fuels. Pfeiffer, Dale A. 2006.
Studied here are the interlocking issues of energy and agriculture in a thought-provoking manner.
CALL NUMBER: 338.1 PFEIFFE
Food’s Frontier: The Next Green Revolution. Manning, Richard. 2000.
Agricultural innovations and the reversal of the Green Revolution are studied from a global perspective.
CALL NUMBER: 338.1 MANNING
Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. Halweil, Brian. 2004. A strong persuasion for growing, shopping, and eating local.
CALL NUMBER: 338.17 HALWEIL
A Nation of Farmers. Astyk, Sharon, et al. 2009.
Returning to the basics and farming land sustainably on a large scale.
CALL NUMBER: 338.1 ASTYK
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them. Cobleigh, Rolfe. 1909.
How to build your own farm implements, such as trellises, chicken coops, and more!
CALL NUMBER: 681.7 COBLEIG
Clean & Simple: A Back-to-Basics Approach to Cleaning Your Home. Halvorson, Christine.1999.
All-natural cleaning for home and beyond.
CALL NUMBER: 648.5 HALVORS
Cooperatives and Local Development. Merret, Christopher, et al. 2004.
Rural development and agricultural cooperatives are studied in this work.
CALL NUMBER: 334.097 COOPERA
The New Ecological Home. Chiras, Daniel. 2004.
The complete guide to green building options.
CALL NUMBER: 690.82 CHIRAS
The Green Beauty Guide. Gabriel, Julie. 2008.
A thorough compendium of DIY and green personal hygiene products.
CALL NUMBER: 646.7 GABRIEL
Diet for a Small Planet. Lappe, Frances Moore. 1991.
Wonderful recipes as well as information on “alternative” diets and how nutrition and agriculture are related.
CALL NUMBER: 641.5 LAPPE
The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest. Costenbader, Carol. 2002.
All you need to know about preserving your own food. Includes freezing, canning, drying, and more.
CALL NUMBER: 641.4 COSTENB
The Encyclopedia of Country Living. Emery, Carla. 1994.
Everything you need to know about small-scale livestock, farming, cooking, and the country lifestyle.
CALL NUMBER: 640 EMERY
Beekeeping: A Complete Owner’s Manual. Melzer, Werner. 1989.
Beekeeping for beginners.
CALL NUMBER: 638.1 MELZER
Barnyard in Your Backyard. Damerow, Gail. 2002.
A practical guide to raising chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cattle.
CALL NUMBER: 636 DAMEROW
The Rodale Guide to Composting. Minnich, Jerry, et al. 1979.
A thoroughly comprehensive guide to composting.
CALL NUMBER: 631.8 MIN
The Permaculture Way. Bell, Graham. 2004.
On the theories and methods of permaculture living.
CALL NUMBER: 631.58 BELL
The Biodynamic Farm. Koepf, Herbert. 1989.
How to farm biodynamically from one of Germany’s leading experts.
CALL NUMBER: 631.5 KOEPF
How to Grow More Vegetables. Jeavons, John. 1874.
Detailed instructions on how to sustainably grow the most possible food in your small garden plot.
CALL NUMBER: 635 JEAVONS
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