Helpful Print Items

Books I haven't Read but Want to: 
Your Farm in the City: An Urban-Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals

The Homemade Pantry 101: Food You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and Dinner Table

General Urban Homesteading Books: 
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City.
This is a good basic introductory book to urban homesteading concepts. Some practical "how to" stuff too. You don't have to do everything in the book! I liked just choosing one or two things I wasn't already doing.

Organic Gardening Books:
Your Organic Garden.
This was my first organic garden book - thanks mom. It's an older book so probably somewhat out of date. I love it and still refer to it. Great for the first time gardener.

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening.
An extremely comprehensive gardening book specific to the NW and only West of the Cascades. Maybe overwhelming for a beginner, but great for folks like me who have been stumbling around a bit in the garden and want to improve our knowledge of organic gardening principles.

Four-Season Harvest: How to Harvest Fresh Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long. 
This is actually a wish list book for me. It's the next garden book I will buy, but haven't yet.

Naturescaping Books: 
Ann Lovejoy's Organic Garden Design School: A Guide to Creating Your Own Beautiful, Easy -Care Garden.
While this sounds like it belongs in the section above, it's title is misleading. This book is really about permaculture. Beautiful pictures and excellent information on creating your own landscape plans. Ann Lovejoy is a NW favorite, but this book is good for outside the NW too.

Mother Earth News  - yeah, this sounds like a total hippy magazine. If you think sustainable living = hippy than it is hippy news. If you think sustainable living = common sense then it's just plain common sense.

Urban Farm - This is pretty new to me and I've only seen a couple of issues, but it looks good and more applicable to the urban farm than Mother Earth News.