Hi all! People often ask us to recommend a few resources to get started in Permaculture, so we have put together a new page of some of the things that we have found helpful, practical, and useful over the years. (Many of these resources can be purchased online and easily found with a Google search). We have separated the resources into three sections: Getting Started,Advanced, and Technical Help. We will be continually adding to this page, but if you have any suggestions for us regarding resources that you have found to be extremely useful please let us know and we’ll try to get them included (send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org). Here is s a sample of what can be found by visiting ‘Recommended Resources‘, but there are many more resources listed on the actual page so give it a visit.
Getting Started–The following are resources that are great for beginners or for those who are teaching people who are just being introduced to Permaculture ideas and practice.
“Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture” by Rosemary Morrow--This helpful manual walks through the basics of Permaculture implementation including: understanding the land, creating a design, adding resilience, and even takes a look at the ‘invisible structures’ of social Permaculture.
“Permaculture in a Nutshell” by Patrick Whitefield–This short booklet is a great introduction to Permaculture ideas. It is focused a bit more on temperate climate implementation, but takes a good look at both urban as well as rural application of Permaculture ideas.
“Introduction to Permaculture” by Bill Mollison–This book is a combination of two older books called ‘Permaculture One’ and ‘Permaculture Two’. It has revised the materials and made a more concise presentation of introductory Permaculture concepts.