Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking – great book on how to make bread the easy way.


Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition) (Storey's Down-to-Earth Guides) – excellent book on composting.  Short read but covers everything you will need to know.  Highly recommended.

All New Square Foot Gardening – great book on intensive raised gardening from Mel Bartholomew.  You can go wrong with this one.  Lots of great information including plant specific data.

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible (10th Anniversary Edition) – covers a wide range of topics from planning to soil to pests.  Also a great resource on plant specifics.  A must for every gardener.

Suburban Homesteading

Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws – good book for anyone interested in what it takes to keep a small flock of chickens.

Herbal Medicine

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family


The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey.  Covers the very successful debt snowball method of eliminating your debts.


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