Back To Basics

Books are one of the joys of modern life. The ability to access high quality writings in durably bound formats for less than $20 each astounds me. Below are some of the books that I’ve been reading recently.

All of these books have one thing in common, they hark back to a simpler way of life, one where the food we eat isn’t produced by a global corporation, and one where we have at least some control over the impact we have on our surroundings.

I’ve been steadily working my way through David Holmgren’s book "Permaculture – Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability" which is an excellent book on the philosophy of Permaculture – less of a how-to, more of a cultural manifesto. I’d recommend this book if you

But if learning how to undertake farm skills like raising a barn, working the land, collecting water and a myriad of other useful things, I highly recommend "Back to Basics, edited by Abigal R. Gehring.

If you are more into community projects, check out "Food Not Lawns" by Heather Coburn Flores, a complete guide on transforming your patch of lawn into a garden – but more than that – encouraging community projects and sustainability as well.

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