Recommended reading

Permaculture books

There are lots of books about permaculture, from beginner's guides to in-depth manuals.

Green Shopping
The publishers of Permaculture magazine sell a great selection of permaculture books and dvds along with other useful and practical tools and equipment.

The entire back catalogue of Permaculture magazine is available as downloadable pdfs- a wonderful resource.

The Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire, GU32 1HR.
Tel: 01730 823311

eco-logic Books
Specialist books providing practical solutions to environmental problems, including permaculture titles.
Mulberry House, 19 Maple Grove, Bath, BA2 3AF.
Tel: 01225 484 472

The following books are all available in english.

Short beginners books

Permaculture: A Beginner's Guide. Graham Burnett. Land and Liberty, Westcliff On Sea, Essex, England. 2001. 60pp.

Permaculture in a Nutshell. Patrick Whitefield. Permanent Publications, U.K. 1993. 75pp.

Longer introductions to the subject

The Permaculture Way: Practical Ways to Create a Self-Sustaining World. By Graham Bell. Permanent Publications, UK. 2004 (2nd ed.). 239pp.

The Permaculture Garden. Graham Bell. Thorsons, London. 1994. 170pp.

Getting Started in Permaculture. Ross and Jennifer Mars. Candlelight Trust, Hovea, Western Australia. 1998. 96pp.

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture. Rosemary Morrow and Rob Allsop. Kangaroo Press, NSW Australia. 2006 (2nd ed.). 164pp.

The Holistic Life: Sustainability Through Permaculture. Ian Lillington. Axiom Publishing, Stepney, South Australia (2007). 144pp.

Introduction to Permaculture. Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay. Tagari Publishers, Tyalgum, Australia.1991. 198pp.

Permaculture One: A Perennial Agriculture for Human Settlements, 3rd Edition. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Tagari Publishers, Tyalgum, New South Wales, Australia. 1987.127pp.

Permaculture Two: A Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture. Bill Mollison. Tagari Press, Stanley, Australia. 1979. 150pp.

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway. Chelsea Green Pub. Co., White River Junction, VT. 2001. 222pp.

More in depth

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. David Holmgren, Holmgren Design Services, Australia, 2003, 320pp.

The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook For Britain & Other Temperate Climates. Patrick Whitefield. Permanent Publications, UK, 2004, 480pp.

Permaculture: A Designer's Manual. Bill Mollison. Tagari Publications, Tyalgum, Australia. 1988. 576pp.

Specific topics

How To Make A Forest Garden. Patrick Whitefield. Permanent Publications, UK. 2002. 160pp.

The Woodland Way: A Permaculture Approach To Sustainable Woodland Management. Ben Law. Permanent Publications. UK. 2001. 256pp.

Permaculture Teacher's Guide. Edited by Andy Goldring. Permaculture Association / Permanent Publications / WWF, UK. 2000. 379pp.

Urban Permaculture. David Watkins. Permanent Publications, U.K. 1993. 152pp.