My Radical Homemakers Reading List


It's Monday! Time for our weekly installment of Radical Homemaking. Interested in learning more about what that means, check out THIS post and THIS post. 


Last year I shared some of my favorite Radical Homemaking books with you here on the blog. This year, I thought I'd expand this list! When I get ahold of an idea, my first step is usually to hit the books. After a year and a half of reading and perusing books on the subject, here are some of my favorite titles. These books contain a wealth of information, stories and tips. These authors are passionate, transparent, informed and some of them are also fabulously self-effacing and funny. Here they are in no particular order:



Citizen Farmers by Daron Joffe

The Urban Farmer Handbook  by Annette Cottrell and Joshua McNichols

Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen

Homespun Mom Comes Unraveled: And other adventures from the radical homemaking frontier by Shannon Hayes

Becoming Us: 8 Steps to Grow a Family That Thrives by Elly Taylor

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese

Radical Simplicity: Creating an Authentic Life by Dan Price

Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots by Sharon Lovejoy

I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Children Discover the Wonders of Nature by Jennifer Ward

The Best of Making Things: A Hand Book of Creative Discovery by Ann Sayre Wiseman

The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch

Keeping Chickens by Ashley English

Keeping Bees by Ashley English

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan

The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture by Shannon Hayes

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball



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