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Recommended Booklist

Ecology, Wildtending, Ethnobotany, Indigenous Science, Social Justice, Decolonization: 

*Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

*The Earth’s Blanket by Nancy Turner
*Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz
*Our Knowledge is not Primitive by Wendy Djinn Geniusz
*1491 by Charles C. Mann
*Rambunctious Garden by Emma Marris 
Wild Souls by Emma Marris
*Tending the Wild by Kat Anderson
*The War on Invasive Species by Tao Orion
Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman
Lo-TEK by Julia Watson
*Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta
*Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfard
Eating the Landscape by Enrique Salmon
Inflamed by Rupa Marya
Farming While Black by Leah Penniman 
Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington
*An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Land by Simon Winchester
Understanding Urban Ecosystems by Alan R. Berkowitz, Charles H. Nilon, & Karen S. Hollweg
Darwin Came to Town by Menno Schilthuizen

Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics, and the Legacy of Madison Grant


Botany & Plant Sciences:

*Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb
*Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel
*Incredible Wild Edibles or Nature’s Garden by Samuel Thayer 

Northeast Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 111 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness by Liz Neves
Southeast Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 106 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness by Coreypine Shane
Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region
The Forager’s Harvest by Samuel Thayer 
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America by Steven Foster
Winter Botany by William Trelease OR Fruit Key & Twig Key to Trees & Shrubs by William M. Harlow
*The Plants of Pennsylvania by Ann Fowler R. Hoads and Timothy A. Block
Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast by Michael Wojtech
The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley
Fruit Key & Twig Key to Trees & Shrubs by William M. Harlow
Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William C. Roody
The Book of Swamp & Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater Wetlands by John Eastman
*The Book of Field and Roadside: Open-Country Weeds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America by John Eastman
*The Book of Forest & Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America by John Eastman
Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide by Peter Del Tredici
Eating on the Wild Side by  Jo Robinson
*Herbal Constituents by Lisa Ganora

Plant Spirit Medicine: 
Thus Spoke the Plant by Monica Gagliano

Medical Herbalism/Materia Medica:

*Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
*Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier
*Foundational Herbcraft: Actions & Energetics in Western Herbalism by Jim McDonald (purchase here: https://herbcraft.podia.com/foundational-herbcraft)
*The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide by Thomas Easley & Steven Horne

*Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth by Sharol Tilgner

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine by David Hoffmann
The Earthwise Herbal Repertory: The Definitive Practitioner’s Guide by Matthew Wood
*The Earthwise Herbal, Volume I and Volume II by Matthew Wood
*The Botanical Safety Handbook by Zoey Gardner
Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health by Aviva Romm
Herbal Vade Mecum by Gazmend Skenderi
Evolutionary Herbalism by Sajah Popham
Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Practitioner's Guide by Thomas Avery Garren
Energetic Herbalism by Kat Maier

Human Health & Physiology
Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps us Alive by Philipp Dettmer
The Concise Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders by DK 

Cultivation:
The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer by Jeff & Melanie Carpenter 
Farming the Woods by Ken Mudge & Steve Gabriel
Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway
Edible Forest Gardens by Dave Jacke & Eric Toensmeier
What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health by David R. Montgomery

Animal Tracking & Behavior:

Coming soon!

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