Children's Books on Climate Change
- Si'ahl and the Council of Animals: A Story of our Changing Climate for Children and their Parents, by farmer owner, Jane Lister Reis and her twin sister, Margie Muenzer, is a delightful chapter book written for young children, ages 5-9, who love animals. Children learn from Si'ahl, the great eagle, who loving presides over the large habitat in the PNW, Hootie the Owl, Braveheart the Bear, and others -- who have to figure out how to enlist the help of humans to restore their habitats.
The book meets the Common Core Curriculum for Reading (K-5).
Available at the First Light Farm's farm stand, as well as at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kindle.
- Si'ahl and Friends is the accompanying activity/coloring book for Si'ahl and the Council of Animals. Filled with different age-appropriate activities for the whole family as well as wonderful illustrations to color. Available at the farm stand, as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kindle.
- Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Toby Hemenway - a classic book that introduced permaculture to home gardeners:
- One Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming Masanobu Fukuoka - another classic farming literature. As much philosophical as it is practical.
- The Hidden Half of Nature David R. Montgomery & Anne Bikle - reveals why good health—for people and for plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures (microbial world).
- The New Organic Grower 30the anniversary edition by Eliot Coleman - one of the fathers of organic gardening. A truly helpful book for gardeners and farmers alike.
- Maritime Northwest Garden Guide - Seattle Tilth's classic monthly manual on planting in the PNW. Seattle Tilth's month-by-month manual is tailored to the Pacific Northwest climate and a helpful resource for gardeners of all levels. It includes strategies for year-round gardening, articles about organic gardening techniques, resources, recipes and activities for kids.
- How Dirt Makes You Happy by Bonnie Grant, Gardening Know How
- The Locavore's Dilemma: What to do with the kale, turnips, and parsley that overwhelm your CSA bin by Catherine Price, Slate
- Portland Nursery's Veggie Calendar - a great resource for seasonal planting recommendations
- Market Garden Tools Part 1 - a nice breakdown of the tools used in the No Dig Market Gardens at Ridgedale Permaculture
- Market Garden Tools Part 2
- "Nature's Always Right" a gardening/farming series
- Seeding Lettuce Flats - from Curtis Stone, the Urban Farmer, an old-school low-tech way to seed flats in their nursery
- Potting up Tomatoes!! - also from Curtis Stone; we think he's pretty neat
- Good tips on Growing Tomatoes from Roots and Refuge Farm