In our library, we compile stories and practices that are teaching us how to imagine a culture of love and living soil. Like a good garden, this library is diverse and will grow over time! Right now, we’re throwing a bunch of books, articles, and organizations on here and we’ll eventually get around to organizing digital bookshelves, nooks, and crannies.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

As in the Heart, So in the Earth: Reversing Desertification in the Soul and in the Soil by Pierre Rabhi

The Art of the Commonplace and The Hidden Wound by Wendell Berry

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on Land by Leah Penniman

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem                            

Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Degraded Landscapes by Leila Darwish

Basins of Relations: A Citizens’ Guide to Protecting and Restoring Our Watersheds by Brock Dolman

Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman

The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martín Prechtel

Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems by Stephen Gliessman

Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne marie brown

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks

“Speaking of Nature” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Whose Earth Is It Anyway?” by James Cone

The Power of the Tree” by Wangari Maathai

Successional Agroforestry: Principles for Implementation and Management” by Eurico Vianna

“Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto”

“Dark Ecology” by Paul Kingsnorth

“This Land is Whose Land?” by Eric Holt Giménez

“What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism” by Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster

“Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action” by Why Hunger

“Declaration of Food Sovereignty” by La Via Campesina

“To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice” by Walter Johnson

The People’s Forest” by Alexandra Tempus

"On Being White . . . And Other Lies" by James Baldwin

"Love as the Practice of Freedom" by bell hooks

Farming the Fruits of the Spirit” by Jonathan McRay

"White Supremacy Culture" by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun

Life Comes from It: Navajo Justice Concepts” by Chief Justice Robert Yazzie

The Spirit of Restorative Justice: An Interview with Sujatha Baliga” by Sebastian Robins

Towards a Transformative Justice” by Generation Five

Renewing America’s Food Traditions

Radical Mycology