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Earth User's Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow, Simon & Schuster, 2007, paperback, $16.00

Books on Permaculture

Permaculture Plants: A Selection, by Nugent, Jeff and Julia Boniface Permanent Publications, March 2005, Paperback, $39.95
An easy to use guide to selecting hundreds of perennial species. It is helpful to growers and designers working in subtropical and warm temperate/arid climates, and also includes some cool tolerant species. The book details hundreds of common and unusual edible, medicinal and useful plants.
The Basics of Permaculture Design, by Mars, Ross
Permanent Publications, March 2005, Paperback, $29.95
The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to these principles, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities.
The Permaculture Garden, by Graham Bell
Permanent Publications, March 2005, Paperback, $29.95
Learn how to plan your garden for easy access and minimum labor; save time and effort digging and weeding; recycle materials to save money; plan crop successions for year-round harvests; save energy and harvest water; and garden without chemicals by building up your soil and planting in beneficial communities. Full of practical ideas, this perennial classic, first published in 1995, is guaranteed to inspire, inform, and entertain.
The Permaculture Way: Practical Steps to Create a Self-Sustaining World, by Graham Bell
Permanent Publications, March 2005, Paperback, $29.95
Shows how to consciously design a lifestyle which is low in environmental impact and highly productive. It demonstrates how to meet our needs, make the most of resources by minimizing waste and maximizing potential, and still leave the Earth richer than we found it.
What Is Biodynamics?, by Steiner, Rudolf
Steiner Books, February 2005, Paperback, $15.00
Altars of Unhewn Stone: Science and the Earth by Wes Jackson
Shows how recent scientific findings support traditional attitudes about farming.
Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry
Addresses the value of communities and the ways in which we can strengthen them.
Becoming Native to this Place by Wes Jackson
Lays the foundation for a new farming economy grounded in ecological principles.
Biopiracy by Vandana Shiva
A learned, clear and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses expropriate natural processes and traditional knowledge.
Bring Back the Buffalo! by Ernest Callenbach
Outlines the benefits that would result from replacing cattle with buffalo on the Great Plains.
The Desert Smells Like Rain by Gary Paul Nabhan
Portrays the desert-adapted way of life of the Papago Indians.
Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation by Gary Paul Nabhan
Describes the precarious survival of Native American plants.
Forest Gardening by Robert Hart
Describes the benefits of agroforestry and explains how to create a forest garden.
The Forgotten Pollinators by Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan
Explores the vital relationships between plants and the animals and shows how plant-pollinator relationships are threatened by destruction of ecosystems.
The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry
Describes traditional agricultural practices in the highlands of Peru, the deserts of southern Arizona, and Amish Ohio.
Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity by Cary Fowler and Pat Mooney
Addresses the political aspects of modern agricultural techniques.
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry
Argues that today's agribusiness takes farming out of its cultural context, and is destructive to the lives of farmers and to our culture as a whole.
Biodynamic Agriculture
Schilthuis, Willy, Anthroposophic Press, 1994, paperback, $ 9.95
Bring Back the Buffalo!: A Sustainable Future for America's Great Plains
Callenbach, Ernest, University of California Press, 2000, paperback, $16.95
The Cycle of the Year as Breathing Process of the Earth
Steiner, Rudolf, Anthroposophic Press, 1984, $12.95
Earth User's Guide to Permaculture
Morrow, Rosemary, Simon & Schuster, 2nd ed., 2007, paperback, $16.00
The Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems
Jackson, Dana L., Island Press, 2002, paperback, $25.00
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
Hemenway, Toby, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2001, paperback, $24.95
Hepburn Permaculture Gardens: Ten Years of Sustainable Living
Holmgren, David, Aatec Publications, 2002, paperback, $39.00
Permaculture in a Nutshell:
Whitefield, Patrick, Permanent Publications, 2000, paperback, $ 9.00
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