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Here are a few of the books around community building, food production and related topics that have inspired me to date.  All are available to “check out from the Selma library” (722 Soule for now).  Please add your own suggestions for good books on the topic, and/or ones you are willing to share.  Jeff

  • Deep Economy – Bill McKibben  *  Post-peak oil survival ideas.  Local economies, currencies, communities
  • Four Season Harvest – Eliot Coleman  *  Growing food year ’round in our climate
  • Dam Nation – Woelfle-Erskine, Cole, Allen *  Gray water systems, water politics, conservation and innovation
  • Chicken Tractor – Lee, Foreman  *  Raising happy chickens in a variety of methods and settings
  • You can Farm – Joel Salatin  *  All kinds of great ideas from a modern day farming pioneer
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver  *  One family’s quest to eat what grows nearby
  • The Geography of Nowhere – Kunstler  (with Jeremy’s permission!)  *  Re-thinking the car-centric world
  • The Good Life – Helen and Scott Nearing  *  Another pioneering life story of hard work and earthly delights
  • The Urban Homestead – Coyne and Knutzen  *  Food production concepts brought to the city lot.
  • Grub – Lappe, Terry  *  Extensive information on the impacts of commercial agriculture.  Ideas for an urban organic kitchen
  • Worms Eat My Garbage – Mary Appelhof  *  vermiculture means composting even in the depth of Michigan winters