here is a sampling of some of our favourite references at homestead nomads.  The entries asterisked are some of Heather’s favourites


Eating & Healing
*Balch, Phyllis A., James F.  Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

Duke, James A. The Green Pharmacy: The Ultimate Compendium Of Natural Remedies.

*Fleurbec.  Plantes Sauvages au Menu.

Fleurbec.  Plantes Sauvages Comestibles.

Garland, Sarah.  The Herb & Spice Book.

Gibbons, Euell.  Stalking the Healthful Herbs.

*Gray, Beverley.  The Boreal Herbal.

*Green, James.  The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual

Harris, Ben Charles.  The Compleat Herbal.

Hoffman, David.  The Holistic Herbal.

*Hoffman, David.  Medical Herbalism.

Jones, Pamela.  Just Weeds: History, Myths, and Uses.

Kallas, John.  Edible Wild Plants:  Wild Food from Dirt to Plate.

Lust, John, and Michael Tierra.  The Natural Remedy Bible.

*Masé, Guido.  The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants.

*Nolett, Michel Durand.  Plantes du Soleil Levant Waban Aki.

Sturdivant, Lee and Tim Blakely.  Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field & Marketplace.

Tierra, Michael.  The Way of Herbs.

*Walker, Marilyn.  Harvesting the Northen Wild. 

Weed, Susun S., Wise Woman Herbal: Healing Wise.

*Winston, David, and Steven Maimes.  Adaptogens:  Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief.

Wood, Matthew.  The Book of Herbal Wisdom.


Field Guides

Brown, Tom Jr.  Field Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants.

*Leboeuf, Michel.  Arbres et Plantes Forestières du Québec et des Maritimes.

MacKinnon, Andy.  Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada.

*Thayer, Samuel.  The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants.

Tredici, Peter del.  Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide.


Fungi Kingdom

Rogers, Robert.  The Fungal Pharmacy.

*Stamets, Paul.  Mycelium Running.



Bradley, Fern Marshall and Barbar W Ellis, eds.   Rodale’s All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.

Gough, Robert, and Cheryl Moore-Gough.  The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds.

*Holzer, Sepp.  Permaculture:  A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening.

*Mollison, Bill.  Permaculture: A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future.

Phillips, Michael. The Holistic Orchard.


Food Theory

Colihan, Mary Ann, and Robert T. Chorney.  Sharing the Harvest.

*Gumpert, David E. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights.

Hinrichs, C. Clare, and Thomas A. Lyson.  Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability.

*Koç, Mustafa, Jennifer Summer, and Anthony Winson.  Critical Persepectives in Food Studies.

Krupp, Ron.  Lifting the Yoke: Local Solutions to America’s Farm and Food Crisis.


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