Permaculture Resources for Further Study


Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway – Great intro to home scale permaculture

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison – The “Bible” of Permaculture, a very dense but life-changing textbook

Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard – Thorough outline for farm-scale permaculture in our bioregion

Creating a Forest Garden – Martin Crawford – Handy intro to Food Forests

Edible Forest Gardens – David Jacke – In depth on ecology, Food Forests and Design Method

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist – Michael Judd – Good and compact

Permaculture Handbook –  Peter Bane

The Resilient Farm and Homestead – Ben Falk 



View Locals…

Global: – Dave Jacke’s homepage about Edible Forest Gardens, and his book. – Global database and map of practitioners and projects – Permaculture Research Institute led by Geoff Lawton  – Active online forum, and many instructional videos  – Excellent temperate region plant database – long-time homesteading magazine, mostly ads, but great how-to articles in their site archive  – Great quarterly magazine with more in depth articles 



Redesigning Civilization with Permaculture – Toby Hemenway 

FilmsForAction – See Food Inc. (Industrial Agriculture)  Home (Historical Context)  Gasland (Fracking) Permaculture – A Quiet Revolution, The Power of Community (How Cuba survived peak oil)


Instructional Videos: 

Global Gardener series with Bill Mollison – Permaculture in the 4 main climate regions

Restoration Agriculture – Mark shepard approach in brief, farm scale

Property Purchase Checklist – Geoff Lawton explains site water management (requires email sign-up)

The UrbanFarming Guys – Biogas digestors, Aquaponics and more…

GardenPool – Urban Farming how-to

Jack Spirko – The Survival Podcast 

Midwest Permaculture – Good Intro videos


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