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Books to read

Here is a list of books available in Namibia which are good to learn from: If you cannot find them in the shops then you can find them on and read them with a Kindle app on your phone, Table or Laptop. You can also read all the information on this Wiki first and then see whether you need the book later.

Reading list

Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth. Jessi Bloom – Timber Press. Kindle Edition.

Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together – Silvia Bernstein. Kindle Edition

The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More (Not available on Kindle)

Gardening with Less Water: Low-Tech, Low-Cost Techniques; Use up to 90% Less Water in Your Garden by David A. Bainbridge

Meeting the Expectations of the Land: Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship Paperback – January 1, 1985 by Wes Jackson (Author), Wendell Berry (Author), Bruce Colman (Editor)

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty by Gary Paul Nabhan

Natural Goat care by Pat Coleby.

Natural Sheep care by Pat Coleby

Natural Cattle Care by Pat Coleby

Natural Horse care by Pat Coleby

The neem tree, one of the most promising of all plants, may eventually benefit every person on the planet. Probably no other plant yields as many varied products or has as many exploitable by-products. Indeed, as foreseen by some scientists, this tree may usher in a new era in pest control; provide millions with inexpensive medicines; cut the rate of population growth; and perhaps even reduce erosion, deforestation, and the excessive temperature of an overheated globe.
Free download here.

Also consider Storey’s Guidebook series.

Everything you need to know to create an intentional community from scratch 
An intentional community is a group of people who have chosen to live or work together in pursuit of a common ideal or vision. An ecovillage is a village-scale intentional community that intends to create, ecological, social, economic, and spiritual sustainability over several generations.

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