books about: permaculture
PERMACULTURE: A Designers' Manual
Reny Mia Slay
Not for the light reader, this is the Encylopedia
This is the encyclopedia for the permaculturalist, covers almost everything except standards like plant databases and cultivation techniques easily found in other agro. books.
Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden And Your Neighborhood into a Community
Chelsea Green, 2006
Food not lawns
Great ideas. It would be nice if everyone who had a little patch of lawn would convert it to garden. It is a lot of work to care for either a lawn or a garden but the dividends of the garden are better than the looks of a lawn.
Introduction to Permaculture
Great intro and overview
This is a great introduction and overview of permaculture concepts. The book covers a lot of material for initiates to permaculture. It's sets the foundation for further reading and studies for those who want to get serious though one could take the principles learned just from this book alone and be quite successful in my opinion. You learn how the sun, wind and rain, all play an important role ...
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
Holmgren Design Services
Reading this book, although in the beginning a bit of a dense and sluggish read, was a major pivotal moment for me. Holmgren presents a visionary perspective and context of humanity's position, provides profound and thought provoking discourse on the underlying philosophies and patterns of permaculture design, and projects an image of an inspiring future and a path to get there with confidence. ...
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves Guide
South End Press
I ordered this book and poured myself into it reading and rereading it. The authors are very creative in the ideas of this book. Additionally they presented the social impact of revitalizing areas. I had never considered the effects of rehabbing an area only for it to be taken over by those who had avoided it in the first place. I would be very interested in reading more from the authors or ...
Getting Started In Permaculture: 50 Practical Projects to Build and Design Productive Gardens
Permanent Publications, 1992
Great introduction to Permaculture
Rather than tackling the Designer's Manual or even Permaculture in a Nutshell, go to this little book for a great hands-on approach to what Permaculture is about. You'll be able to complete a few of the projects that afternoon.
You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise
This book pretty much spells out the hard work, entrepenuerialism, innovation and determination that takes to be successful, not just in farming, but in life. Mr. Salatins says in this book that its about making money and being profitable enough to give to charities, not to just supplement your income or as a hobby. It step by step spells out the realities in managing a small agricultural ...
The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)
Loved it !
I really loved this book, it was an eye opener for me in regards to the Peak Oil and Climate Change problems we face. The infomation was fascinating to read and kept me hooked throughout, the only criticism is I hoped for more answers to deal personally with this problem. Instead the second section was more about how to get local government involved to deal with these issues. Although this is ...
Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume set)
These books are the authoritative resource for designing and planting an edible forest garden. There is so much information! These books will completely change the way you think about gardening and landscaping. I was lucky enough to take a workshop with Dave Jacke and these texts have helped me build on what I learned there. Worth every penny.
Gaia's Garden, Second Edition: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009
Gaia's Garden - a workable plan that works
I don't think I can say anything here that hasn't already been said except to add that I'm not even finished with the book and I'm implementing alot of the ideas. Its the most perfect blend of food production, wildlife habitat and minimizing labor that I've ever found. This is my first introduction to permaculture and the reading is easy and interesting. Lots of details but not boring in any way. ...
Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape
Robert A. De J. Hart
Wonderful optimistic book
This book is among the top three books I've ever read because it gives hope. Although I have a great deal of education, it's admittedly light on science which is probably why I was able to overlook what my very-scientific mother called "new age attitudes" (that prevented her from reading more than two chapters) and another reviewer called propaganda. What I read was a thoughtful, informative, ...
Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil
Andy W Lee
Patricia L Foreman
Good Earth Publications, LLC
This book is a great help in getting started with chickens. When building the tractor, be sure to double check the given measurements as I found the top of the tractor to be about 4 inches too short.
Growing food in the southwest mountains: A permaculture approach to home gardening above 6,500 feet in ...
Flagstaff Tea Party
This book sets a new standard for excellence when it comes to books on this topic.
This book is simply the best book out there on the subject of growing food in the mountains of the Southwest. Author Lisa Rayner is a real perfectionist who goes the extra mile to get her facts straight. In this third edition of her now-classic permaculture text, her attention to detail is beautifully combined with the helpful illustrations of Zack Zdinack into a well-organized guide that has ...
The Permaculture Home Garden
Inspiring and Grounded, Wonderful to Read
This was the first permaculture book I have ever read and it was so wonderful to read, I have been inspired to create a Canadian version of Linda Woodrow's mandala garden. The book hits home to me because it is realistic. She tells us exactly how much time and work energy we will need to put in to this system to recieve bountiful gains, and she is a mother of two kids, not a research scientist ...
Smart Permaculture Design
New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
A practical and inspiring guide to the principles of Permaculture, an organic method of gardening based on using natures solutions to achieve abundance. This practice releases the gardener from much of the drudgery of repetitive tasks. The smart lateral thinking that underscores permaculture can be used by anyone and for any garden.
Permaculture Inst of, 1979
Edible Forest Gardens, Vol. 2: Ecological Design And Practice For Temperate-Climate Permaculture
A stupendous amount of relevant info under one cover
The more I use this book the more I realize how much is in here. There's not a time that I turn to the book for a specific piece of information and don't end up reading into other aspects that relate to the question at hand. The authors have chased down most any question to their logical, and integrated, extents. It's quite astounding that this much necessary and applicable information exists ...
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
got my money's worth in one season, for just one technique from this book
The Library journal review does a huge disservice to this book. Imagine a beautiful, highly productive, virtually weed-free, drought-resistant, inexpensive, low-maintenance and ecologically sound garden bed in your yard. It sounds impossible, but it is very simple and only requires a few hours to create this fall, no digging required. You can put to use the bounty of leaves and/or ...
Earth User's Guide to Permaculture
great source of info
Permaculture is the way of the future and the only way this planet could sustain itself going into the future and this book is a very straight forward explantation of permaculture's philosophy and benifits. It's very reasonably priced and helpful
The Basics Of Permaculture Design
I was really surprised with this book. Actually, I bought it blindly, with no recomendations. When I read it, I felt relieved to see that it was so well written, with excellent theory and beautifull and clear drawings. The writter sais his opinions, wich went very well with what I already believed. Sustainability and Respect with yourself and nature is what this book brings. Permaculture and ...
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