SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT
A LOCAL, HEALTHY, RESILIENT, REGENERATIVE FOOD SYSTEM
Books, Films and Websites we hope inspire you to co-create a stronger local economy, local food system and united Butte County.
More resources coming soon so keep an eye out as we continue to grow! If you have a favorite that you think would benefit the community, contact us.
In the spirit of “local” and no-waste, please consider this “hierarchy of buying” in consideration of reading these books.
- Check to see if the Butte County Library has a copy of the book first to make sure it’s a book you want to own and use before purchasing it.
- Check to see if one of our local bookstores has it.
The Bookstore 118 Main St.
ABC Books 950 Mangrove Ave
The Book Worm in Oroville is at 2310 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA
Discount Books in Oroville Discount Books 1515 Myers St
Big Box: Barnes and Noble in Chico
Half Priced Books or do a search for others
And we know we all end up at Amazon from time to time. The used options are generally cheaper, we would suggest getting your favorite ones in print format in case of a Zombie Apocalypse or something. And, if you can, choose the nonprofit of your choice that will get something with every purchase you make on there. We have linked to the books on Amazon that will give us a li’l sumpin’ if you choose to do so.
- Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemmenway https://amzn.to/2Z6phju
- The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience by Toby Hemmenway
- The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! By Carleen Madigan
- All New Square Food Gardening by Mel Barthlomew
- The Local Food Revolution by Michael Brownlee
We know it’s tempting to download films for free, but these films are homegrown, bootstrap. Let’s support them by at least renting the film to watch, if not purchasing it from them directly.
The Biggest Little Farm From the Website “THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
Dirt Rich From the website: "Touching, instructive, endearing, astute, grounded, heartwarming, and remarkable. Adjectives cannot describe how skillfully Dirt Rich portrays the emergent wisdom of the new breed of earth stewards, scientists, smallholders, agronomists, and activists who brilliantly husband land (and animals) in order to midwife a regenerative civilization." - Paul Hawken “
Symphony Of The Soil “Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”
– New York Times *Critics Pick
“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.”
– Washington Post
The Need To GROW From the website: "The Need to GROW" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.’
One Man, One Cow, One Planet From IMDB: One Man, One cow, One planet exposes globalization and the mantra of infinite growth in a finite world for what it really is: an environmental and human disaster. But across India marginal farmers are fighting back. By reviving biodynamics an arcane form of agriculture, they are saving their poisoned lands and exposing the bio-colonialism of multinational corporations. One man, One cow, One planet tells their story through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi.
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