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Wish List

Sankofa Farm Library Wish List

Wish List

We have great pride in our library here at Sankofa Farm. Staff, Interns, and Visitors alike all enjoy the privilege of having an exceptionally diverse library at their fingertips.

Here are some books that we would very much like to add to the Sankofa Library. If you have any of these books you are willing to donate, or are able to acquire any of them for us, they can be sent to us at: 139 RTE 193, Beddington, ME 04622

We would like to extend a complimentary year-long membership to any kind people who bless us with their donations!

Community Living

NonViolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Thanks Puddle Dancer Press!!

Getting Past the Pain Between Us by Marshall Rosenberg

The Surprising Purpose of Anger by Marshall Rosenberg

We Can Work it Out: Resolving Conflicts Peacefully and Powerfully by Marshall Rosenberg

Social/Environmental Critique

The Modern Crisis by Murray Bookchin

Towards and ecological society by Murray Bookchin

The Ecology of Freedom: the emergence and dissolution of hierarchy by Murray Bookchin

Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin

The Third Revolution: Popular Movements in a Revolutionary Era by Murray Bookchin

Lifestyle Anarchism versus Social Anarchism; the unbridgeable chasm by Murray Bookchin

Which Way for the Ecology Movement: Essays by Murray Bookchin

Pacifism and Pathology: Reflections on the Armed Struggle in North America by Ward Churchill

No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change by Dinyar Godrej

Food Not Lawns: How to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a community Heather Flores

The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

The Way of Ignorance and other essays by Wendell Berry

Thoughts in the presence of fear by Wendell Berry

Gone Tomorrow: the hidden life of garbage by Heather Rodgers

Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit by Vandana Shiva

Gaviotas: the village to Reinvent the world by Alan Weisman
Thanks Ross Mathena!

The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power by Wolfgang Sachs

The Struggle for Rural Mexico by Gustavo Esteva

Grassroots Post-Modernism by Gustavo Esteva

The Lorax by Dr. Suess

Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History

Speak Peace in a World of Conflict by Marshall Rosenberg
Thanks Puddle Dancer Press!!

The Heart of Social Change by Marshall Rosenberg


Living the Good Life by the Nearings

Continuing the Good Life by the Nearings

Loving and Leaving the Good Life by the Nearings

The Making of a Homesteader by the Nearings

The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry


Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire and Myra Bergman Ramos
Thanks Laura Fattal!!

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks

Escaping Education by Gustavo Esteva

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich

Life-Enriching Education by Marshall Rosenberg
Thanks Puddle Dancer Press!!

The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning by Marshall Rosenberg
Thanks Puddle Dancer Press!!

Teaching Children Compassionately: How Students and Teachers Can Succeed with Mutual Understanding
Thanks Puddle Dancer Press!!

3rd World Development

Campesino A Campesino: Voices from Latin America's Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture by Eric Holt-gimenez


Designig and Maintaining your Edible Landscape. Kourik, Robert.

Farmers of Forty Centuries. King F.H.

Ferment and Human Nutrition. Mollison, Bill.

The Grafters Handbook. Garner, Robert.

The Natural Way of Farming. Fukuoka, Masanobu.
Thanks Ross Mathena!

The One-Straw Revolution. Fukuoka, Masanobu.

Small Scale Grain Raising. Logsden, Gene.

Weeds and What They Tell. Pfeiffer, Ehrenfried.

Seed to Seed. Ashworth, Susan.

The Hummingbird Garden. Tekulsky, Mathew.

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants. Rose, Robin.
Thanks S. Smitt!

Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington. B. Jennifer Guard.

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. Horst Marschner.

Hands on Agronomy. Kinsey, Neal.

Eco Farm: An Acres USA Primer. Walters, Charles.

Diet for a Dead Planet: how the food industry is killing us: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis by Christopher Cook

Diabetes: Sugar Coated Crisis: Who gets it, Who profits and How to stop it by David Spero

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements: Sandor Ellis Katz

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva

Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture by Andrew Kimbrell

Agriculture: A course of Eight Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Stieners Contribution to the History and Practice of Agricultural Education


The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charles Papazian

The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charles Papazian

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellis Katz and Sally Fallon


Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond sustainability by David Holmgren

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway and John Todd
Thanks Ross Mathena!

Permaculture: A Designers Manuel by Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay

The Best of Permaculture, A Collection. Lindegger and Tap edditors

Introduction to Permaculture. Slay, Reny and Mollison, Bill

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. Holmgren, David.

Ecology and Whole Systems

Holistic Resource Management. Savory, Alan.

Design with Nature. McHarg, Ian.

Ecological Design. Van der Ryn, Sim.


The Fractal Geometry of Nature. Mandelbrot, Benoit.

On Growth and Form. Thompson, D'arcy.

A Pattern Language. Alexander, Christopher.

Changes in the Land. Cronin, William.


The Freshwater Aquaculture Book. McClarney, William.

Design and Construction of Small Earth Dams. Nelson, K.D.

Sensitive Chaos. Schwenk, Theodore.

Water for Every Farm. P.A. and Ken Yeomans


Create an Oasis with Greywater. Ludwig, Art.
Thanks to Shanna Schack and family!

The Toilet Papers. Van der Ryn, Sim.

Forests, Hedgrows, and Tree Crops

Agroforestry for Soil Management. Young, Anthony.

North American Agroforestry. H.E. Garret

Bioengineering for Land Stabilization and Conservation. Schiechtl, Hugo.

Firewood Crops. National Academy of Sciences.

Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape. Hart, Robert.

Hedging: A Practical Handbook. British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture.

Trees on the Treeless Plains. Holmgren, David.

Creating A Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow an Ecovillage or Intentional Community. Dianna Leaf Christian


Simple Food for the Good Life by the Nearings

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford

How it all Vegan: Irresistable Recipes for an Animal Free Diet by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer

Garden of Vegan : How it all Vegan again by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard

Eat by Choice, not by Habit by Sylvia Haskvitz
Thanks Puddle Dancer Press!!


Towards Saving the Honeybee by Hauk

Bees: nine lectures on the nature of bees by Rudolph Steiner

The ABC and XYZs of Bee Culture by A. I. Root
Thanks to Shanna Schack and family!

A Beekeeping Handbook by HRC Riches

The Hive and the Honeybee


Biodiesel Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for Home and Farm by William Kemp

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: A Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel by Josh Tickell, Kaia Tickell, Kaiaa Roman


Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
Thanks to Shanna Schack and family!

Plant Spirits

Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herb Craft by Dale Pendell

Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path by Dale Pendell

Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft by Dale Pendell

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollen

The Spirit in the Realm of Plants by Rudolf Stiener

The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird


The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine by Vasant Lad and David Frawley
Thanks to Shanna Schack and family!

Our Bodies Ourselves: A new edition for a new era by the Boston Women’s Health Collective
Thanks to Shanna Schack and family!


The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander

The Oregon Experiment by Christopher Alexander

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn

Shelter by Bob Easton and Lloyd Kahn

Serious Strawbale: A Home Construction Guide for all Climates by Paul Lacinski

More Strawbale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw by Christopher Magwood and Peter Mack

Sheds: The Do-it-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders by David Stiles

DVD’s or VHS

In Grave Danger of Falling Food. Mollison, Bill. Available From the Permaculture Activist.

The Global Gardener. Mollison, Bill.

The Basics of NonViolent Communication

Manufacturing Consent

A Year in the Streets

The Corporation

Fast Food Nation

Speaking Peace

Creating Your Own Radio Station

Free Radio

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage

You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving train