Books/media we like and recommend.


Thinking in Pictures - My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin


Home Farm – One family’s life on the land  (a local story)
by Michael Webster

Wise Acres – Free-range Reflections on the Rural Route
by Michael Kluckner

Food & Food Issues

Bringing it to the table. Essays on Farming and Food with an introduction by Michael Pollan                                                   by Wendell Berry

Folks, this ain't normal - A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin

For Bacon Lovers "All you wanted to know about Bacon"

Food Inc. (DVD) plus Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It
by Participant Media and Karl Weber

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan

Pickled Potted & Canned. How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World.                                                by Sue Shephard

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie

Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food and Financial Independence Handbook
by Cam Mather (local author)

The End of Food: How the Food Industry is Destroying Our Food Supply--And What We Can Do About It
by Thomas F. Pawlick (local author)

The Ethics of What We Eat - Why our food choices matter
by Peter Singer and Jim Mason

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan

The War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future
by Thomas F. Pawlick (local author)

Enviroment & Water

Eco-Pioneers – Practical Visionaries Solving Today’s Environmental Problems
Ed: Steve Lerner

The Renewable Energy Handbook for Homeowners
by William Kemp publisher Aztect Press - Cam Mathers, Tamworth ON

Water – A Natural History
by Alice Outwater

Scenes of Canada

A Wilderness called Home - Dispatches from the Wild Heart of Canada
by Charles Wilkins

Working the Land - Journeys into the Heart of Canada
by David Cruise & Allison Griffiths

Sustainable living skills

Back to Basics - A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
edited by Abigail R. Gehring


The Inmates are Running the Asylum - Why High-Tech Products Drive us Crazy
by Alan Cooper