Gardening for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Resilience

A Listmania! list by Kevin Wilson
The list author says: "Knowing how to grow at least some of your own food is a basic skill for self-reliance. These books will help as you move from beginner to expert."
The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times
1.  The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times by Carol Deppe
$22.23   Used & New from: $14.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

All New Square Foot Gardening
2.  All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
Used & New from: $2.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,041 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition
3.  Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition by Eliot Coleman
$15.33   Used & New from: $8.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
4.  Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) by Steve Solomon
$15.25   Used & New from: $6.42
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
5.  Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding! by Patricia Lanza
$13.22   Used & New from: $0.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide: Banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and ... most flavorful, nutritous vegetables ever.
6.  The Complete Compost Gardening Guide: Banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and ... most flavorful, nutritous vegetables ever. by Barbara Pleasant
$15.14   Used & New from: $3.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener
7.  Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener by Barbara W. Ellis
$18.51   Used & New from: $4.55
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening Books)
8.  The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening Books) by Fern Marshall Bradley
Used & New from: $16.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens
9.  Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens by Barbara Pleasant
$15.10   Used & New from: $2.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Cubed Foot Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Raised, Intensive Beds
10.  Cubed Foot Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Raised, Intensive Beds by Christopher Bird
$14.77   Used & New from: $2.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
11.  The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! by Carleen Madigan
$10.71   Used & New from: $6.28
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)

McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers
12.  McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers by Maggie Stuckey
$13.52   Used & New from: $2.42
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition
13.  Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition by Ernest Ashworth
$16.44   Used & New from: $13.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

Weedless Gardening
14.  Weedless Gardening by Lee Reich
$8.77   Used & New from: $3.46
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition
15.  Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition by Toby Hemenway
$16.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
16.  How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons
Used & New from: $4.19
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, 6th Edition: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening
17.  Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, 6th Edition: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening by Steve Solomon
Used & New from: $4.12
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
18.  The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
$21.72   Used & New from: $16.57
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening: How to Grow Like a Pro, Save Money, and Eat Well by Turning Your Back (or Front or Side) Yard Into An Organic Produce Garden
19.  Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening: How to Grow Like a Pro, Save Money, and Eat Well by Turning Your Back (or Front or Side) Yard Into An Organic Produce Garden by Sal Gilbertie
$13.23   Used & New from: $4.63
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 10th Edition
20.  The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 10th Edition by Carla Emery
Used & New from: $14.90
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables
21.  Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel
$11.21   Used & New from: $3.65
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home
22.  Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home by Amy Pennington
$13.93   Used & New from: $4.94
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener
23.  The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour
$15.06   Used & New from: $8.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition (A Gardener's Supply Book)
24.  The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition (A Gardener's Supply Book) by Sheri Amsel
$16.96   Used & New from: $8.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
25.  Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham
$10.70   Used & New from: $8.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces
26.  Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces by George Schenk
Used & New from: $4.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition
27.  Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring
$15.46   Used & New from: $6.59
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
28.  Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest by Linda A. Gilkeson
$19.13   Used & New from: $12.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Solar Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
29.  Solar Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way (Real Goods Independent Living Book) by Leandre Poisson
Used & New from: $5.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries
30.  On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries by Richard Reynolds
Used & New from: $8.40
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Edible Landscaping
31.  Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
$28.15   Used & New from: $18.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening
32.  Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening by Sepp Holzer
$19.86   Used & New from: $17.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs
33.  Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs by Ruth Lively
$19.13   Used & New from: $12.30
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation
34.  Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation by Lynn Coulter
$23.71   Used & New from: $5.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America
35.  City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America by Laura J. Lawson
$28.18   Used & New from: $13.74
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties 2nd (second) edition Text Only
36.  Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties 2nd (second) edition Text Only by Carol Deppe
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