Additional Resources

A sampling of some of the sources we have found most instructive, inspiring, and eye-opening. We are continually adding to this list, and welcome your recommendations as well!

ALTERNATIVE BUILDING, ENERGY SYSTEMS & RAINWATER CATCHMENT

Living Energy Farm Technologies: Energy

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center – Another amazing and innovative off-grid project. Be sure to check out “At Ampersand” and “Media” to learn more about their approach

The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources – Kennedy, J. F., Smith, M. G., & Wanek, C. (Eds.)

SEED KEEPING

The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving Buttala, L. & Siegel, S. (Eds.)

How to Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties – Carolyn Deppe

Rematriating Seed – Keynote speech by Rowen White

Seed Seva Mentorship – A year-long online course with Rowen White, Sierra Seeds

The Seed Keeper – Diane Wilson

SEED: The Untold Story

REGENERATIVE LAND WORK

The Resilient Farm and Homestead – Ben Falk

The Resilient Gardener – Carole Deppe

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture – by Toby Hemenway

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits & Berries – Michael Phillips

Kiss the Ground

HONEYBEES, POLLINATORS, & OTHER BENEFICIALS

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Song of Increase – Jacqueline Freeman

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture – Ross Conrad

NATIVE PLANTS

For Louisa County

Piedmont Native Plants: A Guide for Landscapes and Gardens – Free downloadable guide from the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives partnership – an accessible, detailed, super valuable resource for getting started with plants native to our region

Piedmont Natives Plant Database

Virginia Resources

Plant Virginia Natives

Virginia Native Plant Finder Database

Virginia Plant Atlas

Virginia Native Plants Society – Native Plant Nurseries

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Nation-Wide

Prairie Moon Nursery

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

National Wildlife Federation – Native Plants Finder

RELATIONSHIP & RECIPROCITY

Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer

Sacred Instructions – Sherri Mitchell, Larry Dossey

COMMUNAL LIVING

Foundation for Intentional Communities

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life – Marshall B. Rosenburg, Ph.D