Here is a list of resources that I will add to as I get time

 

Plant books

Foragers harvest – Samuel Thayer is a great forager and he lives in the Midwest.  His books are the best for this area and I can’t recommend him enough!

Foragers harvest DVD – Goes with the book and Sam harvests each plant in there at the correct time of year.

Natures garden – Sam’s other 2nd book.  Just as good as the 1st

Tom Brown Jr’s Field guide to edible and medicinal plants – Tom Brown inspired and continues to inspire me to be the teacher and outdoorsman I am.  His books changed my life and his plant book is a classic.

Euell gibbons – Another batch of classic books.  I suggest stalking the wild asparagus.  I continue to read and be inspired by Euell's wild food parties and way of life harvesting wild foods!

Peterson field guides – You aught to get a couple of these and include the poisonous plants venomous animals guides in your “go to” plant id books every time you forage.  Let me say that again.  You should compare everything you forage thoroughly with the poisonous plant look alikes.

 

 

Digital Plant Resources

Herbmentor -- Fantastic website on using and learning about local plants, with instructional videos, interviews with herbalists, chat rooms, pdf, recipies etc.  Worth the small fee for the trial membership.  You can download everything there once you join and it’s a lot!!

Eat the weeds --  A really cool guy, into plants, who does youtubes that focus on different common edibles.  All for free, all good stuff.  Check his Green Dean youtube section!

Herb fairies – A herbal study course for you and your kids.  Stories of kids who shrink down to fairy size and heal sick elves and trolls with the featured herb.  Includes color pages, herbal magazine, recipes, and video for each one.  I have boys, don’t let the fairy thing make you think it’s for girls.  Really great stuff for you and your kids.  Easy and tasty recipes and remedies done by a master herbalist as a basis for the stories.

Practical primitive articles --  Eddie Starnator is an amazing outdoorsman and has put together some of the best articles I’ve read on doing primitive skills with plants.  Check this guy out.

Growing plant’s resources

Earthtainer -- a great way for beginning gardeners to get weed free tomatoes anfd other things.  It likes watermellon.  Also kind of water intensive so get the rain barrel setup for a low footprint

Baker creek seeds -- This catalogue has the most fantastic color photos of heirloom non gmo plants that I've ever seen.  Its an awsome catalogue too full of a huge selection.

Gourmet Seed -- Great seed selection, large quantaties for fair prices.  It doen't have the pics of baker creek, but you get the extra seed because of the lower catalogue production cost.  I consider this one more for the garden pro's although I love my baker creek.

Oikos tree crops -- This is the place I go to for most of my edible landscaping. At least for the ordered stuff.

NAFEX – North American fruit explorers links. Links to all sorts of heirlooms plants  Good sources

Chickens

Backyard chicken forum --  If you want to know about chickens.  Here it all is.  A whole community that's all into it.  Check out some of the threads.  Kind of like the beesource of chickens.

cconly -- really good chicken equipement.   I totally suggest using bucket waterers in the summer months.  Here's a link to cconly's video on thier water nipple.

 

Favorite outdoor resources and books

Tom Brown Jr. --  Anything by Tom is awesome.  He is the one who began my journey on all this wild stuff and he continues to be my inspiration to become more and more of a fanatical naturalist.  If you haven't, you need to read one!!  I can not recommend these books enough.  I continue to go to his school to help or learn.  I put Tom first for a good reason here!

Tom Browns Tracker school -- If you can. You should make it a point to take the standard class at the Tracker school.  Then take a Philosophy 1.  I can't think of anything more transformational.  So much good teaching and knowledge and If you've seen anything I teach, it's nothing compared to this place.  The online classes are nice, but if you can you should go to the school for the week long class.  It's a huge experience!!

Wilderness awareness school -- This amazing outdoor school has an amazing home study course called Kamana, fantastic audio for bird language and reclaiming your natural connections, and good books to further your study. John Young was one of Tom Brown's first students and has mentored and built an amazing community of people in the northwest.

Practical primitive -- Eddie Starnator is a top notch instructor.  I've been watching his school grow and he has really developed some high quality courses!  Has some good books too.

Children of the earth foundation -- Fantastic kids programs and courses. Created by Tom Brown Jr. to offer courses for children and their families.  Provides week long and weekend programs for youth and their families.

Earth heart --Malcolm has been an awsome teacher for me!  I love all his programs.  Earth-Heart programs and retreats, run by Malcolm Ringwalt, focus on a holistic, mind/body/spirit approach to health, healing, and personal and spiritual growth. All Earth-Heart programs and retreats are designed to put you on the path of your heart and your own Inner Guidance.

Encyclopedia of country living -- Very good, very comprehensive book on all things to do with sustainable living/homesteading skills, gardening, fermentation, animal raising, food storage, and so on.

The joy of home wine making -- Favorite wine making book

Wild fermentation -- Good fermenting book

Bulletin of primitive technology – Amazing articles.  This bulletin Rocks the primitive skills like no other!

Favorite science resources

Biology corner -- The most excellent biolgy resource, divided by chapter.  I reccomend going to the AP section to download ppts.

Anatomy corner -- part of the bio corner thats just as awsome for anatomey

pbworks -- an anatomy collective share for teachers

Mr. Guch's calvocade of chemistry -- This guy has all you need for excellent chem labs.  Get his free downloads and give him a buck to mail you all of his resources on cd

Chemmybear.com -- Paul is my favorite resource and the best for ap chemistry and beyond.  He has put some serious love and care into his lessons and gives it all away.  Explore this site and enjoy.  Check out his ap institute page for links from other instructors too.

Science Video

HHMI holiday lectures -- Very nice up to date science lectures