Environmental Books and Films

The following books and documentaries inform and inspire our homestead activities.

Culture

Books

A Language Older Than Words
A Small Place
A Walk in the Woods
An Island Out of Time
Beyond Civilization
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The Culture of Make Believe
Deep Green Resistance
Dreams
Ecstatic Body Postures
The End of Nature
Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance
Founding Gardeners
The Good Life
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Invention of Nature
Ishmael
The McDonaldization of Society
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Nickel and Dimed
Reindeer Moon
Resistance Against Empire
Robert Cole’s World
Sapiens
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar
The Story of B
The Unsettling of America
Walden and Civil Disobedience
Working in the Shadows

Films

The Atomic Cafe
Baraka
The Corporation
Earth 2100
Everything’s Cool
The End of the Line
The End of Poverty?
End:Civ
Home
Human Footprint
Just Eat It
Koyaanisqatsi
Life and Debt
Manufacturing Consent
Merchants of Doubt
Planet in Peril
Radiant City
Samsara
Trashed
The Unforeseen
Waste Land
The Weather Underground
What a Way to Go
The Yes Men Fix the World

Ecology

Books

A Sand County Almanac
Anthill: A Novel
Desert Solitaire
Eaarth
Kinship with All Life
The Lost Language of Plants
The Myth of Progress
Nature Wars
Oceans
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Silent Spring
The Spell of the Sensuous
The Tracker
Tree: A Life Story
The Vegetarian Myth
The Weather Makers
The World Without Us
What We Leave Behind
Where the Wild Things Were

Films

Bees – Tales From the Hive
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Chasing Ice
Dirt! The Movie
Flow
Life After People
Sacred Planet
Sharkwater
Tapped
Vanishing of the Bees
Years of Living Dangerously
Yellowstone: Battle For Life

Education and Learning

Books

The Biology of Belief
Dumbing Us Down
The Earth Has a Soul
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Into the Forest: A Novel
Into the Wild
Last Child in the Woods
Listening to the Land
My Ishmael
The Nature Principle
Rewild or Die
Unlearn, Rewild
The Unschooling Unmanual
Walking on Water
The Writer’s Journey

Films

Awake in the Dream
Finding Joe
I Am
Into The Wild
Joseph Campbell – The Hero’s Journey
Mythos – The Complete Series
The Power of Myth

Energy and Technology

Books

Beyond Oil
Cradle to Cradle
Enough
The Home Energy Diet
The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy
The Road to Wigan Pier
Solar Water Heating
Welcome to the Machine

Films

The 11th Hour
Bag It
Blind Spot
Blood And Oil
Blue Vinyl
Crash Course
A Crude Awakening
Crude Impact
The End of Suburbia
Fuel
Gasland
The Last Mountain
Manufactured Landscapes
No Impact Man
Powaqqatsi – Life in Transformation
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Why We Fight

Food and Health

Books

The Art of Fermentation
Born to Run
ChiRunning
The Coconut Oil Miracle
The Complete Guide to Fasting
Cure Tooth Decay
Diet and Nutrition
Eating on the Wild Side
Fast Food Nation
Food of a Younger Land
Foraged Flavor
Foraging and Feasting
Kitchen Literacy
Long Way on a Little
Northeast Foraging
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
The One-Straw Revolution
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved
Stalking the Wild Asparagus
The Town That Food Saved
Wild Fermentation

Films

Farmageddon
Fed Up
Food, Inc.
Foodmatters
The Future of Food
The Human Experiment
Ingredients
King Corn
Our Daily Bread
We Feed the World
The Whole Truth About Milk

Gardening Skills

Books

Attracting Native Pollinators
The Backyard Homestead
A Book of Bees
Botany for Gardeners
Botany in a Day
Bringing Nature Home
Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping
Edible Forest Gardens
Edible Wild Plants
Free-Range Chicken Gardens
Gaia’s Garden: Home-Scale Permaculture
Gardening When It Counts
The Holistic Orchard
Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
How to Survive the End of the World
The Living Landscape
Noah’s Garden
Planting in a Post-Wild World
Pollinators of Native Plants
The Resilient Gardener
The Rodale Book of Composting
Seed to Seed
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock
Tending the Wild
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Wicked Plants
Will Bonsall’s Gardening
Worms Eat My Garbage

Films

A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions
Food Production Systems
How to Save the World
Natural Beekeeping
Olomana Gardens
The Permaculture Orchard

Regenerative Homes and Communities

Books

5 Acres & A Dream
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
The Art of Natural Cheesemaking
Build Your Own Earth Oven
The Carbon-Free Home
The Dirty Life
The Humanure Handbook
Introduction to Permaculture
Farming the Woods
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Little House in the Big Woods
Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House
The New Ecological Home
Radical Homemakers
The Resilient Farm and Homestead
Paradise Lot
The Permaculture City
The Permaculture Handbook
Practical Permaculture
Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture
The Solar House
The Straw Bale House
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living
The Transition Handbook
Your Money or Your Life

Films

Alone in the Wilderness
First Earth
The Forager’s Harvest
Garbage Warrior
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
The Power of Community
The Real Dirt on Farmer John

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