Books and resources

During conversations with friends and clients books, websites and other resources tend to be mentioned and discussed so started a lists of interesting and noteworthy materials. If your interest in planting, gardening or expanding your knowledge about agriculture and its social entanglement is taking off this list may be a good starting point. We appreciate and encourage any suggestions and additions to these lists please email us at thirdinsightdesign@gmail.com to add a title.

Florida history
  • Tales of Old Florida
  • A land remembered by Patrick D. Smith
  • A Culinary History of Florida by Joy Sheffield Harris
  • Florida’s agricultural heritage by Wayne Harris of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Agriculture, botany and biology in the tropics and subtropics
  • Fruits of warm climates by Julia Morton
  • Perennial vegetables by Eric Toensmeier
  • Un nuevo ABC de la agricultura orgánica Mierda a la carta by Jairo Restrepo et al.
  • Plantas comestibles de Centroamérica by INBio Costa Rica
  • Florida’s best fruiting plants by Charles R. Boning
  • Florida’s edible wild plants by Peggy Sias Lantz
  • Frutas tropicales de Costa Rica by Ellen Sancho et al.
  • Compost everything by David the Good
  • Totally crazy easy Florida gardening by David the Good
  • Create your own Florida Food Forest by David the Good
  • Start a Home-Based Plant Nursery by David the Good
  • Edible leaves of the tropics by Franklin W. Martin and Ruth M. Ruberté
Ecology
  • Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets
  • A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm / La Finca de un Naturalista by Alexander F. Skutch (Spanish edition available)
  • Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier

Alternative technologies
  • Water storage by Art Ludwig
  • Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig
  • Earthbag construction by Kelly hart
  • A pattern language by Christopher Alexander et al.
  • The Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins
Food Processing

Useful websites and online archives
Seed and plant material