Resources

Resources

 

ANIMALS

Amer­i­can Live­stock Breeds Conservancy

Chicken Breeds and Char­ac­ter­is­tics: com­par­ing 60 chicken breeds

Plans: Chicken Trac­tor  by Linda Woodrow, inven­tor of   Chicken Tractor

Back­yard Chicken System

Grow­ing Food for Chick­ens the Per­ma­cul­ture Way with Har­vey Ussery

Back­yard Chick­ens 101 with Jay Douthit

Urban Chick­ens with Bob Kluson

How to Know if Your Horse Has Hoof Problems

Can Your Horse Go Barefoot

The Merck Vet­eri­nary Manual

Grow Plants for Bees

Mak­ing Herbal Teas for Bees

Mason Bees for Orchard Pollination

Xerces Soci­ety Plants for Bees North­ern CA Foothills

Pol­li­na­tor Man­age­ment for Organic Seed Production

Begin­ner Bee­keep­ers Work­shop: Sea­sonal Man­age­ment of Bees with Randy Oliver

Raw Milk Debate

DIY: Make a Goat Stanchion

Small Rumi­nant Sus­tain­abil­ity Checklist

Eth­nic Hol­i­day Cal­en­dar for Har­vest­ing Goats and Sheep

Low Stress Live­stock Han­dling on Pas­ture and Range

 

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY

Build It Solar  

Build It Solar: Solar Water Heating

Build It Solar: Solar Elec­tric­ity or Photo Voltaics

Build It Solar: Solar Space Heating

Build It Solar: Mooney Wall

Build It Solar: DIY Projects

Chispito Wind Generator

 

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY: SUSTAINABLE KITCHEN

Hook­ing Your Grain Mill to a Bicycle

Build a Solar Food Dehy­dra­tor from Card­board Boxes

What is a Bio­Gas Digester and Bio­Gas Specs

Sheepherder’s Portable Wood Stove with hot water jacket

Sport Solar Oven for year round solar cooking

Solar Cook­ers Int’l

Kerr Cole Sus­tain­able Liv­ing Center

SolAqua Solar Water Distillers

 

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY: ECO-SANITATION

Do You Know How Much Water You Really Use ? Mea­sure Your Water Footprint

Methane Gen­er­a­tors

Wat­son Pumice Wick

Cre­ate an Oasis with Grey­wa­ter — Choos­ing, Build­ing & Using Grey­wa­ter Sys­tems

Get­ting Started with Greywater

Water Dis­in­fec­tion Bucket using Ultra­Vi­o­let Light

Toi­let Lid Sink

Cal­i­for­nia Grey­wa­ter Guide

Grey­wa­ter and Your Detergent

Grey­wa­ter Com­pat­i­ble Soaps and Detergents

Huma­nure

Com­post­ing Toilets

Sus­tain­able San­i­ta­tion Man­ual and Con­struc­tion Guide­lines For  Water­less Com­post­ing Toilet

Dr Leigh Davison’s Reedbed Waster Water Treat­ment research articles

Out­door Shower

 

AQUACULTURE

 Back­yard Aquaculture

 

BIRTH AND DEATH

Bring Birth Back Home

Facts on Home Birth

Home Funeral

Envi­ron­men­tal Facts on Cremation

 

COMMUNITY DISASTER MANAGEMENT

IDEP free down­loads

 

COMPOST & COMPOST TEA & SOIL FOOD WEB

Soil Biol­ogy Primer

Com­post Tea and Extract

Nutri­ent Con­tent of Nat­ural Materials

Com­post Tea Brew­ing Manual

NRCS Soil Qual­ity Publications

Vital Gar­den Sup­ply for mak­ing Soil Food Web style Com­post Tea 

Inter­na­tional Cul­tural Col­lec­tion of Myc­or­rhizal Fungi

Texas Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion Plant Ques­tions & Answers on Compost

Elaine Ing­ham & Soil Food Web style Soil Test Labs 

 

DATABASES

 

 Plants for a Future Data­base  9000 edi­ble plants

Tem­per­ate Cli­mate Per­ma­cul­ture Plant Index

Cyber­b­otan­ica: Herbal Data­bases and Knowl­edge Bases

Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan: Native Amer­i­can Ethnobotany

Dr. James Duke’s Phy­to­Chem­i­cal and Eth­nob­otan­i­cal Databases

ATTRA National Sus­tain­able Ag Info Service

USDA Nat­ural Resources Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vices Database

Urban For­est Ecosys­tems Insti­tute: Selec­Tree Tree Selec­tion Guide

SAREP UC Davis Cover Crop Data Base

Michael’s Plant Mate­ri­als Database

Sierra Foothills Native Plant Database

Per­ma­cul­ture Plant Data­base 

Apios Insti­tute Plant Database

Prac­ti­cal Plants Database

Per­ma­cul­ture Plant Database

 

EDUCATION

U.C. Mas­ter Gar­dener Pro­gram: Placer and Nevada Counties

SAGE: Sus­tain­able Ag Education

 

FARMINGBROADACRE

The Farm­ing Hand­book for Farm­ers, Exten­sion Work­ers, Devel­op­ment Work­ers, Gar­den­ers and Every­one inter­ested in improv­ing the well being of mil­lions of small farm­ers in the world

Handy Farm Devices and how to make Them

Small Farm Manuals

Per­ma­nent Farm­ing Sys­tems Based on Ani­mal Trac­tion: a Farmer’s Hand­book

Ken Yeo­mans’ Key­line Web­site

P. A. Yoe­mans’ The Key­line Plan  Article

USDA Alter­na­tive Farm­ing Sys­tems Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter, Alter­na­tive Crops, Agroforestry

Small Farm Online Library

New Car­bon Ranch

Farm­ing Finances Webi­nar  

 

FARMING, URBAN

Urban Farm­ing Guide for Pol­icy Makers

 

GARDENING

Stop Rip­ping Up Lawns to Make Gardens

Rooftop Gar­dens 1

Mak­ing Seedballs

Mak­ing a Rain Garden

Bam­boo Gar­den — Port­land Per­ma­cul­ture Bam­boo Nursery

 

GREEN BUILDING  & ECO VILLAGE

Green Build­ing 

Pat­tern Lan­guage: Christo­pher Alexander

Gavio­tas– a vil­lage to rein­vent the world by Alan Weisman

Tabby Cement

Straw Bale  Journal

Straw Bale Construction

Hybrid Home Build­ing   scroll down

Green Roofs

 

GREENHOUSE

Under­ground Green­house Manual

 

KEYLINE

Geof­fery Booth’s Key­line Posts

Geof­fery Booth’s Key­line videos

 

 INNER CHANGE

NVC Non Vio­lent Communication

NVC Non Vio­lent Com­mu­ni­ca­tion on Wiki

NVC Demo watch the whole series

Tap­ping or EFT in One Page

Tap­ping or EFT  Manual

Tap­ping or EFT with World­wide Languages

Tap­ping or EFT Demo

 

MUSHROOMS

How Mush­rooms Sequester Radiation 

 

OPEN SOURCE CONSTRUCTION

Open Source Con­struc­tion Set

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Weston A. Price Foundation

Farm to Con­sumer Legal Defense Fund

Sierra Per­ma­cul­ture Guild

Cohous­ing Asso­ci­a­tion of America

Bioneers

 

PERMACULTURE DESIGN TOOLS

Google: SketchUp!

Peace­ful Val­ley Organic Gar­den­ing Sup­plies best selec­tion cover crop seeds

West­ern Ecol­ogy: Dixon Land Imprinters

Google SketchUp!

Search for your county’s GIS

Prop­erty Pur­chase Checklist

 

PERENNIALS

Peren­nial Grains

How to Eat The Abun­dance Around You

 

PEST MANAGEMENT

Gar­den Pest Guide

Ben­e­fi­cial Insects for the Garden

Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Inte­grated Pest Management

 

PLANT PROPOGATION

Plant Pro­poga­tion Methods

Plant pro­poga­tion by Layering

 

RECIPES

How to Make But­ter and Buttermilk

Cook­ing Your Family’s Tra­di­tional Foods

 

SEEDS

Adap­tive Seeds

Philip Howard: What’s hap­pen­ing to Seed Com­pa­nies and Who Owns Organic

Seed Start­ing

Grow­ing Heir­loom Seeds

Seed Sav­ing Guide for Farm­ers and Gardeners

Native Seed Search  

Seed Savers Exchange

Wild Gar­den Seeds

Good­win Creek Seeds

Nichols Herbs and Rare Seed Nursery

Hori­zon Herbs

Pol­li­na­tor Man­age­ment for Organic Seed Production

 

SOIL

Soil Food Web

 

SURVIVING TRANSITION

Com­ple­men­tary Currency

Alter­na­tive Money

Tran­si­tion Town USA

Prim­i­tive Ways: Prim­i­tive Tech­nol­ogy, Tra­di­tional Skills, and Hand­made Tools

How to Fix  Bicycles

EFT: Emo­tional Free­dom Technique

NVC: Non Vio­lent Communication

 

TIME

Pood­wad­dle World Clock

The US Debt Clock

 

TRACTORS, TRANSPORTATION  AND ROADS

Elec­tric Trac­tor and Elec­tric Trac­tor Specs

Roads that Work for People

The Ethanol Files

Traf­fic Calming

 

TREES

Tree Anatomy

Tree Care Sys­tems by my late  teacher  Alex Shigo    16 articles

Tree Care

National Agro­forestry Center

USDA Nat­ural Resources Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vice Agroforestry

West Coast Food Forest   Zone 8

Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia: Cal­i­for­nia Back­yard Orchard

Illus­trated Spring Frost Dam­age Thresh­olds for Fruit Trees

Late Fall/ Win­ter Bloom­ing Trees

How Wind­breaks Work

Treepots from Stuewe and Sons 

The Over­story– Agro­forestry Journal

Fruiti­pedia: Online Ency­clo­pe­dia on Edi­ble Fruits

Fedco Trees: Many Old Time and Very Rare Apple Varieties

Cal­i­for­nia Rare Fruit Grow­ers fruit facts

Cal­i­for­nia Rare Fruit Grow­ers tidbits

Cit­rus

Avo­cado

Root­stocks for Apples

Amer­i­can Forests: Global ReLeaf

NAFEX: North Amer­cian Fruit Explorers

Cal­i­for­nia Rare Fruit Growers

 

MY FAVORITE FOOD FOREST and ORCHARD NURSERIES

Rain­tree Nursery

One Green World Nursery

Burnt Ridge Nursery

Lawyer Nurs­ery

Oikos Tree Crops

For­est Farm Seeds

Dave Wil­son Nurs­ery Fruit Trees: Back­yard Cul­ture  Education

Van Well Nurs­ery Fruit Trees

C and O Nurs­ery Fruit Trees

 

WATER

Slow it! Spread It!  Sink It! Home­own­ers Guide

Ram Pump Plans

Gar­den in a Pool

Bap­tist Well Drilling  

Play­ground Equip­ment That Pumps Water– Let the Chil­dren Play and Pump Water

Bam­boo Trea­dle Pump

Test­ing Soil Mate­ri­als for Dam Construction

Chi­nama­pas in the Lake Regions of Aztec Mexico

Dew Ponds

 

WEEDS

Cal­i­for­nia Weed ID Tool

 

WHY WE NEED LOCAL FOOD  SYSTEMS

Must See: The Future of Food

Must See: Far­maged­don the Movie

Our Local Food Orga­ni­za­tion Local Food Coalition

 The Relo­cal­iza­tion Network