Place + Community

Lure of the Local, Lucy Lippard

Consulting the Genius of the Place, Wes Jackson  

Becoming Native to This Place, Wes Jackson

The Soul of Place, Michael Jones

Conservation is Good Work, Wendell Berry

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This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.  Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstien

Small is Beautiful, EF Schumacher  

Drawdown, Paul Hawken

Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin

Tools for Conviviality, Ivan Illich

Slow Living, Wendy Parking and Geoffrey Craig

Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, Naomi Wolf

Deep Ecology, Bill Devall and George Sessions





Adrienne Rich

Mary Oliver

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Activism, Politics + Social Design

Designing Regenerative Cultures, Daniel Wahl

When Everyone Designs, Manzini

Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown

Stride To Freedom, Martin Luther King

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Friere

On Dialogue, David Bohm

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh

The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rewriting the Racial Rules: Building on Inclusive American Economy, Andrea Flynn

The Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. Du Bois

Philosophy of Freedom, Rudolph Steiner


Personal Development

All About Love, bell hooks

Let Your Life Speak, Parker Palmer

Theory U, Otto Scharmer


Progressive Education

Art as Experience, John Dewey

Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich

How to Know Higher Worlds, Rudolph Steiner



One Straw Revolution, Masanoba Fukuoka

Farming While Black, Leah Penniman

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach, Ben Falk

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City, Eric Toensmeier & Jonathan Bates


Art + Creativity

The Artists Way, Julia Cameron

The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp

Releasing the Imagination, Maxine Greene

The Courage to Create, Dr. Rollo May

Art as Medicine, Shuan Mcniff


Ethnography + Histories

Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston

Our Beloved Kin, Lisa Brooks

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Thich Nhat Hanh

Dalai Lama