Homesteading Book List

I’ve been interested in Homesteading for a while now, and the house we just bought is on .4 acres of land, with most of it level and facing south – a perfect place to garden! This is a list of books in my collection, and books I want in my collection. I will update this as I find more books I want. Suggestions welcome, with an eye towards Permaculture, Mid-Atlantic, Climate Change, and Urban Gardening.

In My Collection:

Books I’ve reviewed:

Backyard Harvest

The Edible Front Yard

Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook

Not yet reviewed:

The Quarter-Acre Farm

Green Housekeeping

Cultivating the Cook’s Garden

Worms Eat My Garbage

The Backyard Homestead

Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Guide

All New Square Foot Gardening

Books I’d Like To Add To My Collection:

suburban micro farm


The Suburban Micro-Farm

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

The Food Forest Handbook

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs

Country Wisdom and Know-How – Storey Publishing

Not Reviewed:

Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens

Growing Chinese Vegetables in your own Backyard

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Gardening in a Changing Climate: Inspiration and Practical Ideas for Creating Sustainable, Waterwise and Dry Gardens, with Projects, Garden Plans and more than 400 photographs