The following is a list of our favorite reference books and websites. We have used them to get to this point. If you have any suggestions please let us know and we can see about adding them to our library.
|1,001 Old-Time Garden Tips: Timeless Bits of Wisdom on How to Grow Everything Organically, from the Good Old Days When Everyone Did by Roger Yepsen|
|The Garden Problem Solver: The Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Successful Gardening
by The Reader’s Digest
|Grow Your Own Veg (Rhs)
by Carol Klein
|Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers
by Edward Smith
|The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour|
|The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible (10th Anniversary Edition)by Edward Smith|
|Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardenersby Suzanne Ashworth|
Wild Edible Books
|Edible Wild Plants: The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Identification and Preparation of North American Edible Wild Plants
by Oliver Perry Medsger
|Stalking the Wild Asparagus
by Euell Gibbons
|Wild Edibles of Missouri||Wild Edibles of Missouri
by Jan Phillips
Self-Sustainability and Survival Books
|The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
by John Seymour
|Forgotten Arts and Crafts by John Seymour|
Herbs and Natural Medicine Books
|The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices: The Ultimate Guide to Herbs and Spices, with Over 200 Recipesby Andi Clevely, Katherine Richmond, Sallie Morris and Lesley Mackley|
|The Herb and Spice Companion
by Marcus Webb and Richard Craze
|Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements
by Phyllis Balch and James Balch
Canning and Preservation Books
|Ball Complete Book of Home PreservingCanning & Preserving Books)
edited by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine
|The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and VegetablesCanning & Preserving Books)
by Carol Costenbader
Cook Books (our favorites)
|Betty Crocker Cookbook (Bridal Edition) (Betty Crocker Books)|
|The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker’s 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread-From Every Kind of Machine (Non)by Beth Hensperger|
|The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy
by Odile Redon, Francoise Sabban, & Silvano Serventi
|Tom Fitzmorris’s New Orleans Food: More than 225 of the City’s Best Recipes to Cook at Home (New Orleans Cooking)
by Tom Fitzmorris
Back Yard Chickens – A great resource for raising chickens in your backyard.
Gardening and Wild Plants
Dave’s Garden – A handy resource with photos, descriptions and information about most garden plants.
Weed Identification Guide – An alphabetical list of weeds commonly found in Missouri (many found throughout US) with images
American Renewable Energy – A streaming video channel on self-sustainability and alternative energy.
Missouri Renewable Energy – A website with useful information on self-sustainability and alternative solutions for cooking, fuel and energy.
Tilapia Farming At Home – a useful guide for legal issues surrounding raising tilapia. Links to state information.
S&S Aqua Farms – An interesting biponics set up for farming tilapia and growing plants.