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Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Permaculture books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth (2015)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPermaculture is more popular than ever, but it can still be a daunting concept. If you are new to permaculture and interested in learning more, Practical Permaculture offers authoritative, in-depth, and hands-on advice for a more holistic approach to sustainable living.
Author(s): Jessi Bloom , Dave Boehnlein , et al.

Introduction to Permaculture (1997)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfFirst published 1991, Bill Mollison Second Edition, Published 2013
Author(s): Bill Mollison

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening (2011)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfSepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors’ spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime.
Author(s): Sepp Holzer , Anna Sapsford-Francis, et al.

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.
Author(s): ToHemenway

By Bill Mollison – Introduction To Permaculture (2nd Revised edition) (5.2.2002) (2002)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPermaculture is about designing sustainable human settlements. It is a philosophy and an approach to land use which weaves together micro-climate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management, and human needs into intricately connected productive communities
Author(s): Bill Mollison

Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide (2012)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAre you excited about permaculture but unclear how to put it into practice for yourself? In this unique, full colour guide, experienced permaculture teacher Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams. It is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time.
Author(s): Aranya, Patrick Whitefield

Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests (2014)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn the eyes of many people, the practices of forestry and farming are mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Farming the Woods invites a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products.
Author(s): Ken Mudge , Steve Gabriel , et al.

The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More (2016)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe Bio-Integrated Farm is a twenty-first-century manual for managing nature’s resources. This groundbreaking book brings “system farming” and permaculture to a whole new level. Author Shawn Jadrnicek presents new insights into permaculture, moving beyond the philosophical foundation to practical advanced designs based on a functional analysis.
Author(s): Shawn Jadrnicek, Stephanie Jadrnicek

The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country (2012)

 Best Permaculture Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPermanent agriculture – abundance by design The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable.
Author(s): Peter Bane, David Holmgren

Best Permaculture Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some permaculture books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Permaculture for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

Author(s): Nicole Faires
ID: 3324540, Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2022, Size: 45 Mb, Format: epub

Edible Landscaping: Foodscaping and Permaculture for Urban Gardeners

Author(s): Rosefiend Cordell
ID: 3366480, Publisher: Rosefiend Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Think Like An Ecosystem: An Introduction to Permaculture, Water Systems, Soil Science, and Landscape Design

Author(s): des Plantes, Amélie
ID: 3367668, Publisher: Ecological Food Forest, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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