Permaculture Videos:

Geoff Lawton, the Permaculture Design Manual in a one hour YouTube

Toby Hemenway on the historical context of agriculture, 30 minute podcast

Permaculture Books:

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander 1977
Urban Permaculture: A Practical Handbook for Sustainable Living by David Watkins 1993
The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; Home Landscaping,with Food-bearing plants and resource-saving techniques by Rosalind Creasy 1982
Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development by John Lyle 1994
  • Introduction to Permaculture                all by Bill Mollison
  • Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual
  • Permaculture One
  • Permaculture Two
Gaia’s Garden, a Guide to Homescale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

Forest Gardens:

Businesses one or both of us recommend:  Native plants nursery, just west of Carrboro. Permaculture-based nursery in Black Mountain, but they deliver to Niche if you pre-order.

Mail-order even more useful plants from Afton VA Native plants and seed mixes, mostly for stream and wetlands restoration. In Silk Hope, NC.

Here’s an excellent list of plants to incorporate into your design:

A planting guide for the NC Piedmont:

History of permaculture: