Extra Resources

Here are some great resources that touch on multiple aspects of sustainable living, living off the land and supporting local. There is lots of information out there, these are some of what we dove into when we first started our journey into living off the land. 


  • Farmacology: Total Health From the Ground up by Dahpne Mille
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
  • Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat by Diana Rogers and Robb Wolf

All of these books are easy to read and jam packed with information.  Don't expect to go through them all in one sitting.  I highly recommend borrowing them from your local library, if you'd like to own them, then please order from small independent book stores in your area. 

Here are some small independent bookstore in the Ottawa area, all three have online shopping:


  • Biggest Little Farm on Netflix
  • Kiss the Ground on Netflix
  • The Need to Grow: Save the Soil, Save the World at this link

The Biggest Little Farm was definitely one of the first documentaries that we watched where I finally felt like we could farm this way on our scale, that it was possible.  They do a great job at romanticizing the farm life, while also showing how incredibly hard and frustrating it can be. The other two documentaries are great follow-ups, we loved Kiss the Ground when we first watched it and The Need to Grow is a great look at the hurdles we, as a society, have to undergo to truly make lasting change.


Some of our favourite videos when it comes to learning about soil health, restoring ecosystems, the circle of life and agriculture.   They are a quick watch, with lots of information, so you'll most likely want to watch them more than once. 

Want more resources? Do you have resources you'd like to share? Want to chat? Reach out - we'd love to hear from you, we could talk all day about this!