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.
  • The Water-Wise Home by Laura Allen. How to conserve, capture, and reuse water in your home and landscape.
  • 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.
  • Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry. Farm-fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern flavors remixed by a local chef.
  • Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert. A fun, bright and yummy look at food and letters for the youngest of readers and eaters.
  • Mollie Katzen’s Recipes: Soups by Mollie Katzen. Classic soup recipes in a convenient easel format.
  • A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara. Radical alphabet board book for children and adults by a local artist and activist.