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.
- The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach (2013)
- Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth (2015)
- Introduction to Permaculture (1997)
- Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening (2011)
- Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)
- By Bill Mollison – Introduction To Permaculture (2nd Revised edition) (5.2.2002) (2002)
- Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide (2012)
- Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests (2014)
- The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More (2016)
- The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country (2012)
The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach (2013)
The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition. Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as unworthy farmland.
Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth (2015)
Permaculture 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.
Introduction to Permaculture (1997)
First published 1991, Bill Mollison Second Edition, Published 2013
Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening (2011)
Sepp 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.
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)
The 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.
By Bill Mollison – Introduction To Permaculture (2nd Revised edition) (5.2.2002) (2002)
Permaculture 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
Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide (2012)
Are 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.
Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests (2014)
In 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.
The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More (2016)
The 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.
The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country (2012)
Permanent 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.
Best Permaculture Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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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.