Permaculture Resources

Print and web resources on permaculture, edible forest gardening, and food security in a changing climate.



Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison (the quintessential permaculture book!)

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening by Sepp Holzer

Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living by Rachel Kaplan and K. Ruby Blume

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips

Edible Forest Gardens (2 Volume Set) by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty by Gary Paul Nabhan (this should be required reading!)

Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security by Masanobu Fukuoka

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture by Shannon Hayes



Milkwood Permaculture

Chicagoland Permaculture Meetup Group (for information on local permaculture workshops and Permaculture Design Certificate courses in the Chicago area)

Video:  Permaculture Behind Greening the Desert with Geoff Lawton

Heirloom Soul “Permaculture Practices” Pinterest Board (for lots of stuff I’ve found quite interesting)

Podcast:  Homesteady

Podcast: The Self-Sufficient Life

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