Homesteading Library


Barnheart by Jenna Woginrich

Beautiful and Abundant by Bryan Welch

The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing

Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin 

General Homesteading  

Country Wisdom and Know-How from the Editors of Storey Books

The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery

Homegrown and Handmade by Deborah Niemann

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It by John Seymour


All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Barbara Pleasant and Deborah Martin

The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book by Mike Oehler

Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman

Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon

The Garden Primer  by Barbara Damrosch

Greenhouse Gardener’s Companion by Shane Smith

Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind by Gene Logsdon

The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour

Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Logsdon

Starter Vegetable Gardens by Barbara Pleasant

Cooking and Food Preservation 

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest by Carol W. Costenbader

The Complete Root Cellar Book by Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie

Food Drying With an Attitude by Mary T. Bell

Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen 

Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll

Put ‘Em Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton

Recipes From the Root Cellar by Andrea Chesman

Rose Elliot’s New Complete Vegetarian by Rose Elliot

The Solar Food Dryer by Eben Fodor

Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz

Green Building 

Building Green by Clarke Snell and Tim Callahan

Compact Cabins by Gerald Rowan

Earthbag Building by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer

The Hand-Sculpted House by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith and Linda Smiley

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn

Renewable Energy 

Alcohol Can Be a Gas! by David Blume

Alcohol Fuel: Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel by Richard Freudenberger

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy by Greg Pahl

The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy by Dan Chiras

Power from the Sun by Dan Chiras

The Renewable Energy Handbook by William H. Kemp

Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz

Wind Energy Basics by Paul Gipe

Wind Power Basics by Dan Chiras


A Chicken in Every Yard by Robert Litt and Hannah Litt

Chick Days by Jenna Woginrich

City Chicks by Patricia Foreman

Grass-Fed Cattle by Julius Ruechel

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery

Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerry Belanger

Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits by Bob Bennett

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep by Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius

Do It Yourself 

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning by Alden Amos

The Complete Guide to Home Carpentry: Carpentry Skills & Projects for Homeowners from the Black & Decker Home Improvement Library

Green Home Improvement by Dan Chiras

Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship by Peter Korn

Health and Environment 

Green Barbarians by Ellen Sandbeck

Grow Your Own Drugs by James Wong  

Less Is More by Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska  

The Naturally Clean Home by Karyn Siegel-Maier 

Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar 

Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin