Books about plant-based growing

Growing Green - Organic Techniques for a Sustainable Future

The complete guide to animal-free organic gardening and farming.

Permaculture – A Beginner’s Guide

All the concepts and principles of permaculture are simply and clearly explained. This booklet is filled with drawings worth a thousand (...)

Edible & Useful Plants for a Healthier World

Written by the founder of the organisation Plants For a Future, this book presents an amazing diversity of plants and their uses, from eating to (...)

Veganic gardening – The Alternative System for Healthier Crops

This book describes a specific growing system that uses no animals products. Three types of vegetable compost are also presented to respond to (...)

Mulch total - Der Garten der Zukunft

Long time gardener Kurt Kretschmann has focused his experiments on mulching techniques. He uses exclusively plants-based mulches for his (...)

Teaming With Microbes - A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web

Teaming with Microbes introduces readers to the vast abundance of living creatures in the soil. Through complex inter-relations between (...)

The Harmonious Wheatsmith

The Harmonious Wheatsmith explains a method for growing grains without ploughing. Developed by Marc Bonfils in France, this method promotes soil (...)

Rethinking Food and Agriculture: New Ways Forward

This book explores sustainable agroecology and includes chapters that focus on a veganic ethic.

How to Grow More Vegetables (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

A practical guide (including charts and planning grids) for growing more food in a smaller area: double digging, compost making, plant spacing, (...)

Mischkultur und naturgemäße Bodenpflege

This practical book summarizes the knowledge and experience of Jakobus Langerhorst, who runs a small scale vegan permaculture farm in Austria (...)

Le poireau préfère les fraises: les meilleures associations de plantes

Note: this book is only available in French and German In this short book, Hans Wagner presents companion planting methods that are inspired by (...)

Growing Sustainability

The book is a compilation of the writings of Dave of Darlington – a treasury of useful information for gardeners and farmers, gleaned from Dave’s (...)

Farming to Create Heaven on Earth

In the book Farming to Create Heaven on Earth, American journalist Lisa M. Hamilton provides an overview and her insight into the farming (...)

Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape

This book presents the philosophy that lead Robert Hart to develop the first Forest Garden in a temperate climate.

The Vegan Book of Permaculture

This book combines ethical vegan recipes with permaculture principles for ecological living and gardening.

Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

Will Bonsall is a long-time vegan, farmer and homesteader. In his book, he shares how plant-based techniques bring greater self-reliance while (...)