I am by nature an inquisitive person. I like to learn and explore areas of interest. I also enjoy sharing ideas and concepts with others as “food for thought.” I will be listing both books and web sites that I think have information and ideas that may be of value. I feel very cautious about suggesting these materials since I don’t want you to assume that by suggesting a book or an organization’s web site that I fully agree or endorse their opinions and ideas. I don’t. However, I think there is an opportunity to learn something new and then draw your own conclusions. So, I carefully recommend you consider these resources if you choose and make your own decision as to the value of the information. Happy exploring and feel free to share your thoughts with us. Sincerely, Richard Bourdon
- Nutrition and Physical Degeneration – Weston A. Price, DDS Buy the Book
- Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon Buy the Book
- Food Enzymes for Health and Longevity – Edward Howell, MD Buy the Book
- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed – Jared DiamondBuy the Book
- Smelling Land: The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe – David Sanborn Scott Buy the Book
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan Buy the Book
- Berkshire Grown envisions a community where healthy farms define the open landscape, where a wide diversity of fresh, seasonal food and flowers continue to be readily available to everyone, and where we celebrate our agricultural bounty by buying from our Berkshire Grown
- The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated non industrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and deter Visit The Weston A. Price Foundation
- Serving as a public, nonprofit educational organization, the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF) provides accurate information about whole foods and proper preparation techniques, soil improvement, natural farming and pure water, preventing disease and birth defects, avoiding personality disturbances and delinquency, enhancing the environment, and enabling all people to achieve long life and excellent health. Visit their site.
- Our work at CET is about addressing how each of us can reduce climate change – from the sources of energy we use, to the things we throw away to the way we build our homes to the way we live our day to day life – we all can make a difference. For more than 30 years, CET has provided residents, businesses and communities with the tools to make it easy and affordable to carry out daily life in a more environmentally sustainable manner. Our work focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management and environmental education Visit CET.
- “How can my business use less energy and produce less waste? How can I help my customers understand that locally owned businesses are important to the strength of our community? What new business opportunities exist for our region in the emerging green economy?” The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, also known as BALLE, brings small business leaders together to answer these questions (and many more!). We provide tools and resources. Above all, we´re showing that community-based businesses can go beyond traditional measures of success. Visit their site.