Films you might want to get the popcorn and watch!

​ Aquaponics

  • 7 Myths About Aquaponics: An introduction to growing plants and fish together (Coo Farm Press Pocket Guides) (Volume 1) Paperback - May 16, 2013 by Michelle Booth 
  • Aquaponics Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Rasing Vegatables and Fish Together  by Sylvia Berstein published New Society Publishers (Oct.2011) 
  • Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, 2nd Ed.  by M.B. Timmons, J.M Ebeling,  F.W. Wheaton,  S.T. Summerfelt and  B.J. Vinci published by  Cayuga Aqua Ventures LLC (Aug.2002)
  • The Aquaponics Answers Book - How to Raise Tilapia & Grow Tasty Vegatables by Rebecca D. Powers



Chickens

  • Backyard Chickens for Beginners by R. J. Ruppenthal

  • Best Backyard Chicken Breeds: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the Top 15 Hens that are Family-Friendly, Lay Plenty of Eggs and are Suited to Small Yards by James Wood
  • Chicken Coops - 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock by Judy Pangman
  • Chicken Raising and Caring by Norman Nelson
  • Chickens For The Backyard Homesteader - The Essential Guide to Choosing And Keeping Happy, Healthy Hens by Suzie Baldwin
  • Chickens Raising and Caring by Norman Nelson
  • Chickens: The Essential Pultry Publication
  • Egg Production with Urban Chickens: How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard by Amber Richards
  • Free-Range Chicken Gardens - How to Create a Beautiful Chicken-Friendly Yard by Jessi Bloom
  • Hobby Farms Ducks Tending a Small Flock by Cherie Lanlois
  • Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces by Barbara Kilarski - picked up at An Jan
  • Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Ed.: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Gamebirds by Glen Drowns
  • The Working Chicken by Anna Hess


Fish

  • Complete Guide to Water Gardens, Ponds and Fountains by Kathleen Fisher

  • Pond Basics - A Step-by-Step Guide for Water Gardeners by Peter Robinson


General Farming and Gardening

  • 49 Steps to Instant Landscaping by Douglas Green

  • A Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening by Mel Jeffreys
  • AB Courtyard Collection Installation Guide by Allan Block
  • All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
  • Backyard Berries by Susan Burnetter
  • Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (Living Free Guides), December 4, 2012 by Angela England
  • Building Smal Barns, Sheds & Shelters by Monte Burch
  • by Brett L. Markham 
  • California - Getting Started Gargen Guide by Bruce and Sharon Asakawa
  • Companion Planting - The Role of Flowers and Organic Things by James Paris
  • Companion Planting by Mel Jeffreys
  • Container Gardening - Outdoor Design and Build Guide - Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living by Sunset
  • Container Gardening by William Ellis
  • Design a Garden by Peter Owen
  • Farmer's Almanac (I buy this every year...fantastic read)
  • Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles - Quick crops for Small Spaces by Jane Courtier
  • Fences for Pasture & Garden by Gail Damerow
  • Free Plants by Douglas Green
  • Fresh Produce Guide - 300+ Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs by Integrated Marketing Services
  • Fruit Gardener's Bible by Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry
  • Garden Guide by Sara Oliver
  • Gardening Basics for Dummies
  • Growing Organic Berries by Tom Ford
  • Heirloom Gardener 
  • Making Your Small Farm Profitable: Applying 25 Guiding Principles/Develop New Crops & New Markets/Maximize Net Profits by Acre by Ron Macher
  • Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening
  • Mini Farming  by Brett L. Markham
  • Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre - April 1, 2010
  • Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science by Mother Earth Emma Goldman
  • Old Farmer's Almanac
  • Organic Gardening Beginners Guide to Growing by Doctor Garden
  • Organic Pest Control by Dr. Thomas Hunter
  • Organic Pest Control Made Simple: Naturally Keep Your Garden, Home & Food Bug Free: Pest Prevention, Homemade & Natural Insect Repellents Recipe, Spray - Revised Edition! (Urban Hillbilly Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
  • Perfectly Grown Strawberries by An Always Perfectly Grown Guide
  • Quick and Easy Container Gardening - The Beginner's Guide to Planting a Vegetable & Herb Garden Without a Backyard by Dogwood Apps
  • Seed Starting by Gary Emmett
  • Square Food Gardening by James Paris and Norman J. Stone
  • Square Food Gardening Made Easy by Tom Ford
  • Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 4th Edition: Breeding, Care, Facilities Paperback - December 16, 2009 by Carol Ekarius, Paula Simmons
  • Storey's Guide to Rasing Pigs, 3rd Ed. by Kelly Klober
  • Successful Container Gardening by Douglas Green
  • Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables & Herbs.  Publishers of Fine Gardening & Kitchen Gardener
  • The backyard Beekeeper - An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim flottum
  • The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 9 or, Flower-Garden Displayed by Wiliam Eleroy Curtis
  • The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball
  • The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips
  • The Homesteading Handbook by Abigail R. Gehring
  • The new Sunset Western Garden Book - The Ultimate Gardening Guide
  • The Savage Garden - Cultivating Carnivorous Plants by Peter D'Amato
  • The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible by Edward C. Smith
  • Urban Hillbilly (Author), Organic (Editor), Pest Control (Illustrator), Home Gardening (Introduction), Organic Gardening (Narrator)
  • Vegetable Container Garden by Mary Verdant
  • Vertical Gardening & Container Gardening by Joe Marshall
  • Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space - April 26, 2011 by Derek Fell
  • Your New Venus Fly Trap - A Quick Guide by Paul Shaw


Homesteading

  • $10 Root Cellar: And Other Low Cost Methods of Growing, Storing and Using Vegetables by Anna Hess

  • 120 Ideas for Tiny Living by Laura M. LaVoie
  • 306 Storage Tips by The Family Handyman 
  • 49 Steps to Instant Landscaping by Douglas Green
  • Backyard Farming - Make your home a homestead - Keeping Honey Bees - Expert Advise Made Easy by Kim Pezza
  • Backyard Farming on an Acre (more or less) by Angela England
  • Backyard Homestead to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh... Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle & Bees by Gail Damerow
  • Backyard Homesteading - A Back-To-basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency by David Toht
  • Build a $1500 Portable Greenhouse or Garden Shed For $150 In Just a few hours without a kit! by Homestead Advisor
  • Can, Preserve, and Dry: A Beginners Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Dehydrating your Food by Brian Night
  • Compact Cabins by Gerald Rowan
  • Country Wisdom & Know-How Paperback - September 1, 2004 by The Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
  • Creative Garden Designs a Picture Book (this is a series where they interviewed multiple design landscapers)
  • Cultured Food For Life - How to Make and Serve Delicious Probiotic Foods for Better Health and Wellness by Donna Schwenk (founder of CulturedFoodLife.com)
  • Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat by M.D. Creekmore
  • DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner - 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle by Creative Publishing
  • DYI Projects - How to Design Your Own Landscaping by Lori Kelly
  • Fermented Vegetables by Kirststen K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey
  • Food Storage: Preserving Meat, Dairy and Eggs by Susan Gregersen and David Armstrong
  • Hobby Farms 
  • How to Build a Small Cabin with a Porch by John Davidson
  • How to Build a Small, Portable A-Frame Greenhouse with PVC Pipe & Plastic Sheeting for Less than $50 (Greenhouse Plans Series) by Taylor Birch
  • How to Build Your Dream Cabin In The Woods by J. Wayne Fears
  • Making Cheese, Butter & Yogurt by Ricki Carroll
  • Mary Janes Farm - Eat Better - Feel Better - Look Better.  
  • Modern Farmer 
  • Mother Earth News 
  • Natural Gardening In Small spaces by Noel Kingsbury
  • Paths, Walkways & Garden Walls - Outdoor Design and Build Guide by Sunset
  • PREFABulous & Almost Off The Grid by Sheri Koones
  • Seize The Day by Annette De Burgh
  • Self-Reliance Magazine - Kindle Exclusive
  • Small Homes, Cabins & Cottages - Lie Made Simple by FineHomebuilding
  • Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health by Richard E. Bonney and Malcom T. Sanford
  • Sucessful Smal-Scale Farming - An Organic Approach by Karl Schwenke
  • Survival Guide for Beginners by http://www.preppersurvivor.com
  • The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals by Storey Publishing
  • The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food At Home by Janet Chadwick
  • The Beginners Guide to Sustainable Homesteading by Shelby MacArthur
  • The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects by Black & Decker
  • The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (The Handbook Series) by Abigail Gehring
  • The Nourished Kitchen  - Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jenifer McGruther
  • The Raw Milk Revolution Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights by David E. Gumpert
  • The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk
  • The small Scale Dairy - The Complete Guide To Milk Production For The Home And Market by Gianaclis Caldwell
  • The Tony House Revolution by Michael Holby
  • Top Bar Beekeeping - Organic Practices for Honeybee Health.  Natural hive management for honey, beeswax, and pollination by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell
  • Urban Farm: Sustainable City Living 
  • Urban Heirloom Skills For Susstainable Living by Rachel Kaplan with K. Ruby Blume
  • Weekend Homesteader Vols. 1-11


Truffles

  • Field Guide To North American Truffles - Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans, and James Trappe

  • Field Guide to North American Truffles by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans and James Trappe
  • Taming the Truffle: The History, Lore, Science of the Ultimate Mushroom by Gordon Brown,  Ian R. Hall and Alles sandra  Zambonelli
  • Truffle: Earth's Black Diamonds  by Annemie Dedulll e and  Toni de Coninck published by Firefly Books (Oct.2009) 
  • Truffles: Their Underground Story: The Dragon s Nest Photo Album .  A Growers Guide to underground structures related to growing truffles by Michael Hyso n published by CreateSpace Independant Platform (Aug.2013) ​



Here we will try to put up references for all the materials we have reviewed, collected over the years. ​A lot of thought and reading, researching, confirming went into our garden with thoughts of our future.  Please let us know if there are any other resources out there we should check out.  We thank current technology which allows us to search for anything online and even watch videos.  However, the most helpful has been the experienced farmer who gives us advice.



Reference

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