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Resources & Links

Websites of Our Teachers & Past Teachers

Anders Vidstrand www.merrittlandhort.com
Bay Area Souce (Finn Cuningham) ~
sourcehere.wordpress.com.

Brittany Nickerson ~ Thyme Herbals Herbal Medicine and Beauty Products
Deepa Presti Natarajan permacouture.org Natural Dyes

Dori Midnight ~ Dorilandia Herbal Medicine
Frieda Kipar Bay www.taprootmedicine.orgCordials and Kitchen Medicine

Grant Marcoux grantsforge.com Tool Care and Metal fabrication
Heather Haxo Phillips ~ www.rawbayarea.com. Dehydration
Kathleen Elliot & The Hillcrest Ranch http://hillcrestrancholiveoil.com/ Olive Brining

Kitty Skarkey Havenscourt Homestead urban farm blog
K.Ruby Blume~ Sparky Beegirl rogueruby.com Gardening Beekeeping and Other Homesteading Topics
Laura Allen ~ Greywater GuerillasLee Sonko ~ http://lee.org Bread
Lila Frechette www.lunabeebody.com Lotions
Lou Grantham www.sffiber.com/
Mushroom Maestros www.mushroommaestros.com

Nathan Kaufman www.fishnetaquaponics.com

Patricis Algarai www.foodscaping.blogspot.com Permaculture Gardening

Rebecca Burgess www.rebeccarburgess.com/
Fibersheds

Sasha Rabin & Massey Burke www.verticalclay.com Natural Building
Serena Bartlett www.GrassRoutesGuides.com
Stewart Port ~ www.tincanbanjo.com & www.stewartportguitars.com

Tracy Theriot ~ Tactile Interiors Natural Plasters

Great Projects
City Slicker Farms ~ West Oakland Food Project
Plant SF ~ Taking up the sidewalks and greening San Francisco
Spiral Gardens ~ Community Food Security Project
How to Homestead ~ Homesteading how-to vid
Planting Justice~ Gardening & Education
Movement Generation
~ Justice & Ecology

Oakland Climate Action Coalition
Growing Cities Movie

Blogs to Inspire
Ghost Town Farm ~ Novella Carpenter's urban farm blog
The Nowtopian ~ The revolution is now blog
Pluck & Feather Farms
~ Local urban Farming blog
Crunchy Chicken ~ Great homesteading blog

Echo Valley Farm~ Small family Farm in Loma Mar, CA
Kitchen Solo.com ~Personal foodie blog
Soulful Pastimes ~ Garden to Table & More
Farm Curious ~ urban Homesteading blog
Punk Domestics ~ modern home economics with an edge
Hedonia ~ The good life in San Francisco
Dog Island Farm ~ Farming friends in Vallejo with tips & profiles of farmers
Once Upon A Time Ibought A House ~One homesteaders adventures
Nourished Kitchen~ Reviving Traditional Foods
Urban Agro Ecology ~ Good Food, Good Dirt, Good People
I Love You More Than Food ~ Gorgeous Food Fotos, Recipe and Lore



Edible Garden Installation & Maintenance
Giancarlo Muscardini familiadaterra@gmail.com
Willow Rosenthal willow.violet.summer@gmail.com
HERB N GARDENS Kair Singley <pictkin@gmail.com>
DIRTY BOOTS Courtney Everett courtneyeverett@dirtybootsgardens.com

Water
Create an Oasis With Greywatrer Art Ludwig
Rainwater Harvesting Brad Lancaster

The Huanure Handbook Joseph Jenkins
Greywater Action
Oasis Design

Localism & Sustainability
The Localization Network
Daily Acts
Bay Localize

Transition Town
Fibershed Project

Canning & Food Preservation
Ball Blue Book of Preserving
Small Batch Preserving
Ellie Topp & Margaret Howard
Presrving Food Without Freezing or Canning The Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante
The Complete Book of Pickling Jennifer MacKenzie
Canning For A New Generation Liana Krissoff
www.preservefood.com
USDA Official Food Safety & Preservation Site

Bees & Beekeeping
The Hive and the Honey Bee - Dadant & Sons
Natural Beekeeping - Arthur Ross Conrad
The Queen Must Die ~ William Longgood
The Honey Bee ~ James L.Gould $ Carol Grant Gould
The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Super-Organism ~ Juergen Tautz
Honeybee Democracy ~ Thomas Seeley
Small Scale Beekeeping
Top Bar Hive Links
Beesource ~Online beekeeper community
Michael Bush ~ Great articles and information for top bar and natural beekeeping
Denniss Murrell/Bee Natural ~ More great top bar information
Pictures ~ lots of pix of bee anatomy and other cool stuff
Equipment & Supplies: Mann Lake Ltd ~ Dadant ~ BeeKind (Sebastopol) ~ Brushy Mountain Bee Supplies
Ruby's Colony Collase Disorder Article
Warre Beekeeping

Pollination Ecology
The Forgotton Pollinators; Gary Nabham & Stephen Buchmann
The Natural History of Pollination; Michael Proctor, Peter Yeo & Andrew Lack

Pollination Home Page
Plant Pollinator Database (by flower) Plant Pollinator database (by species)
Vernal Pools ~ Research by Robbin Thorp Native Bee Specialist
Fremontia Vol 30 Isuues 3-4 ~ Research by Gordon Frankie and other on Native Pollinators
Urban Bee Gardens ~ Gordon Frankie's Urban Bee Site
Bee Pollinators in Your Garden
~ Great Native Bee Publication

Alternative Energy/Fuel
Biofuel Oasis
Journey to Forever

Natural Building
The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home by Becky Bee
The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes by Daniel Chiras
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottag
e by Ianto Evans
Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation by Carol Crews
The Natural Paint Book by Lynn Edwards and Julia Lawsell
Using Natural Finishes by Adam Weisman and Katy Bryce

Gardening & Plants
The Self Sufficent Gardener
John Seymour
Golden Gate Gardening Pam Peirce
Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets
How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons
Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth

From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Maritime Climate Barbara Edwards & Mary Olivella
Guerrilla Gardening in the UK

Victory Garden Foundation ~ An East Bay neighborhood food project
Native Seed Search ~Biodiversity Seed Saving Organization of the Southwest
Seed Savers Exchange ~ Amazing Heirloom Seed Organization
Bountiful Gardens ) Education and seed catalog
Ronnigers Potatoes ~ Potato Seed
Filaree Farms ~ Organic Garlic Seed

California Native Plant Society
Ruby's Sheet Mulch Recipe
On Lead In the Soil

Animal Husbandry
Barnyard In Your Backyard
by Gail Damerow
Barron's The New Goat Handbook
Natural Goat Care by Pat Coleby
Organic Feed
Fias Co Farm & Fias Co Farm Book List~ Lots of Goat Information

Oberhasli Goat Site
Raising Meat Rabbits Primer
Backyard Chickens

Food, Cooking & Nutrition
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved by Sandor Katz
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen
Noursigin Traditions Cookbook by Sally Fallon
The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates
Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasueres & Politics of Local Food by Gary Nabhan
Charcuterie Michael Ruhlman & Brian Polcyn
Home Sausage Making Susan Peery & Charles Reavis
Slow Food usa

Wise Traditions ~The Weston Price Foundation

Herbs, Medicine, Flower Essences
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore
Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West by Michael Moore
Stars of the Meadow by David Dalton (about flower essences)
Healing with the Herbs of Life by Leslie Tierra
Common Herbs for Natural Health, by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Sage Mountain ~ online resources and books of Rosemary Gladstar

Cheese & Yogurt
Gqats Produce Too!
Volume II Mary Jane Toth
Artisan Cheesemaking at Home Mary Karlin
Fankhouser’s Cheese Page
Fias Co Farm Cheese Page ~ Focus on Goat Cheeses
The Cheesemaker:

Lacto-Fermenting
Wild Fermentation ~ and the book of the same name by Sandor Katz
Yemoos ~ginger beer, , kefir grains & other cultures
Lacto-Fermented Sodas ~ Article

Alcohol Fermenting
The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm ~ best book for understanding ingredients & processes
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian
Fermenting Revolution by Christopher Mark O'Brian
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels
Sacred & Healing Beers by Stephen Harrod Buhner
The Alaskan Bootleggers Bible by Leon W Kanie
Oak Barrel Winecraft, 1443 San Pablo ~ Brewing supplies
Chloramine & Cjloramine Removal for Fermenting
Gotmead .com ~Online meadmaking community

Other Hand Skills
Milk Soapmaking
Anne Watson
The Natural Soap Book
Susan Cavitch
Harvesting Color
Rebecca Burgess

General Homesteading/ Urban Farming
East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance ~ http://www.eastbayurbanag.org/
Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living
by Rachel Kaplan and K.Ruby Blume
Five Acres and Independence by M.G.Kains
The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne & Eric Knutzen
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living by Scott Kellogg & Stacy Pettigrew
The Urban Farm Handbook
Annette Cottrell & Joshua McNichols
The Essential Urban Farmer Novella Carenter & Willow Rosenthal
The Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading
Sundari Kraft
Living the Good Life
Helen & Scott Nrearing
Urban Farming
Thomas Fox


Other Places to Learn

Soapmaking The Nova Studio
Sewing Stonemountain & Daughter
Crafts
Rock Paper Scissor Collective
Botany and Plant Field Study The Jepson Herbarium
Mushroom study, events, walks SFMycological Society
Natural History Sierra Nevada Field Campus
Biofuels Oasis~ Urban Sustainability
A Verb For Keeping Warm ~ Fiber arts: knitting sewing etc.
PLACE ~ A place for Sustainable Living

Films
King Corn
The Power of Community ~ About Cuba's move toward urban sustainability
The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Growing Cities
Food,Inc.
Queen of the Sun
Urban Roots
Growing Cities