Best Selling Books

popular books on a shelfWe highly recommend the following titles and usually have them in stock. Call us at (510) 548-3402 to verify availability and ask about other titles we may have. Ecology Center members get 20% off all non-sale books.

  • Golden Gate Gardening by Pam Peirce. An indispensible guide to food gardening in the Bay Area.
  • Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture by Christopher Shein. An introduction to permaculture for those interested in creating a productive edible garden.
  • Art of Fermintation by Sandor Ellix Katz. How to ferment yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, and other live-culture foods.
  • Local Flavors by Deborah Madison. An excellent cookbook for preparing seasonal and local food from farmers’ markets.
  • Urban Homesteading by Rachel Kaplan. A gorgeously illustrated handbook on DIY and sustainable living in urban neighborhoods.
  • Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig. The standard book on building and using greywater systems in the landscape.
  • Bay Area Forager by Mia Ander and Kevin Feinstein. A handy guide for finding and identifying common and wild edible plants in the Bay Area.
  • Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof. The classic book on composting kitchen waste with worms.
  • Growing California Native Plants by Marjorie G. Schmidt. How to garden with locally adapted, water-saving native plants.
  • Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert. A fun, bright and yummy look at food and letters for the youngest of readers and eaters.
  • Toolbox for Sustainable City Living by Scott Kellogg. Rainwater collection, bioremediation, aquaculture, and other projects for living sustainably in cities.
  • Building Green by Clarke Snell. A superb overview of building with cob, straw bale, cordwood, earthen plasters, and other alternative methods.