Geoff Lawton, the Permaculture Design Manual in a one hour YouTube
Toby Hemenway on the historical context of agriculture, 30 minute podcast
|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|
|Gaia’s Garden, a Guide to Homescale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway|
Businesses one or both of us recommend:
http://www.usefulplants.org Permaculture-based nursery in Black Mountain, but they often deliver locally if you pre-order.
Mail-order even more useful plants from Afton, VA http://ediblelandscaping.com/
http://mellowmarshfarm.com/ Native plants and seed mixes, mostly for stream and wetlands restoration, but also bare root trees and shrubs. In Silk Hope, NC.
Here’s an excellent list of plants to incorporate into your design: http://mellowmarshfarm.com/native-plants-in-landscape/pollinator-habitat/
A planting guide for the NC Piedmont:
History of permaculture: