Recommended Reading for Permaculture Courses

Recommended Reading and Bibliography

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Permaculture & Ecological Design

Permaculture: A Designer's Manual, Bill Mollison
Introduction to Permaculture, Bill Mollison
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture, Toby Hemenway
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, David Holmgren
The Earth Care Manual, Patrick Whitefield
Plants for a Future, Ken Fern
Edible Forest Gardens Vol. 1 & 2, David Jacke with Erik Toensmeier
The Earth Path, Starhawk
Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough
The Woodland Way, Ben Law
Ferment and Human Nutrition, Bill Mollison
The Final Empire: The Collapse of Civilization and Seeds of the Future, William Kotke. Link to Book
From Eco-Cities to Living Machines, John and Nancy Jack Todd
Design With Nature, Ian L. McHarg
The Permaculture Garden, Graham Bell
Ecological Design, Stuart Cowan and Sim Van der Ryn
Earth Manual: How to Work the Land Without Taming It, Malcolm Margolin
The Earth User's Guide to Permaculture, Rosemary Morrow
Biomimicry, Janine Benyus

Gardening, Soil, Biodiversity

Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, Lee Reich
The One Straw Revolution, Masanoba Fukuoka
A Natural Way of Farming, Masanoba Fukuoka
The Road Back to Nature, Masanoba Fukuoka
Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture, J. Russell Smith Link to book
Seed to Seed, Suzanne Ashworth
Culture and Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening, Wolf. D. Storl
Agriculture, Rudolf Steiner
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, as told to Gilbert Wilson
Landscape Ecology, Richard T. Forman and Michael Gordon
Tending the Wild, Cat Anderson

The Humanure Handbook, Joe Jenkins

Renewable Energy

Solar Living Source Book, Edited by John Schaeffer
Homepower Magazine