Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell go through a list of books, mostly related to gardening and permaculture, that have made an impact on Paul. He would take notes mostly on the pH certain plants needed and companion planting information. He mentions how different kinds of mulches do well with different kinds of plants. He brings up how cardboard and newspaper are toxic to use in the garden.
Here are the first 27 books discussed: Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew for beginning gardeners with small acreage.
Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway for those with 5 acres or less interested in permaculture.
If you have larger acreage, The Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren.
Liquid Gold and the Humanure Handbook for human “output.”
Ruth Stout‘s material on mulch, planting between beds of hay, and spreading her uncomposted kitchen scraps around the yard.
Art Ludwig’s Water Storage and Creating an Oasis with Greywater. Ianto Evans’ The Hand Sculpted House on how to make a hand-sculpted home seem larger and how to make a house a home, and Rocket Mass Heaters (although he recommends Ernie and Erica Wisner). Ortho, branch of Chevron that makes weed killer etc. actually must have had an organic advocate for an author! They talk about organic methods before the herbicide method.
Mortgage Free by Rob Roy.
The Woodland Year, The Woodland Way, and Roundwood Timber Framing, all by Ben Law .
Jocelyn brings up John at Wild Thyme Farm, and how human involvement often improves the health of a woodland compared to leaving things untouched.
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery would be awesome for anyone homesteading.
Back to Basics by Reader’s Digest for farm-dreaming.
Jackie Clay from Backwoods Home Magazine on canning and homesteading.
Salad Bar Beef on a paddock shift system with cattle.
Pastured Poultry Profits
Everything I Want to Do is Illegal
The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer
You Can Farm, and Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, all by Joel Salatin.
Sepp Holzer’s The Rebel Farmer, which is a biography, and Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture.
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