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Permaculture (PC) is...

"Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening."
- Graham Burnett, from Permaculture – A Beginner’s Guide

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...a rather different way of looking at food and agriculture, originally invented Down Under in the 1970's by some very creative people. It has suddenly blossomed in many parts of the world. Here's a selection from the many books on the subject:

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
The Basics Of Permaculture Design Mars & Ducker Book Food ? Published in Australia in 1996, this is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities.
Gaia's Garden Toby Hemenway Book Permaculture Both Subtitled "A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture" (2nd Edition)
Getting Started In Permaculture Ross & Jenny Mars Book Food ? Subtitled "50 Practical Projects to Build and Design Productive Gardens"
Introduction to Permaculture Mollison, Bill Book Food Both Small scale agriculture without wrecking the land
Permaculture: A Designers' Manual Bill Mollison Book Food Kl Co Mollison's newest PC guide. "Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems."
Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide Aranya Book permaculture; small farms ILL "In effect it's a toolbox of permaculture design methods." -- from a review on Amazon.(S
Permaculture One Mollison/Holmgren Book Permaculture OIT Subtitled "A perennial agriculture for human settlements". A nice blending of theory and practical results.
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability David Holmgren Book Permaculture KSC "If the principles that Holmgran discusses were applied to all that we do, we would be well on the road to sustainability..."
The Permaculture Way Graham Bell Book Food ? Subtitled "Practical Steps to Create a Self-Sustaining World".
The Resilient Farm and Homestead Falk, Ben, book permaculture, small farms Both The best permaculture gardening/farming book I've seen. Falk knows permaculture theory, and he's applied it excellently to his farm in New England.

Here are some links to the subject

A common question for people new to permaculture is:

"So what do I grow to bring about this Revolution in my gardening?" As a start, here's a very good list that was compiled by a practitioner in the high desert in western Colorado.

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