Resources

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:

http://lilliehouse.blogspot.com/2015/04/establishing-food-forest-garden.html
http://waldenlabs.com/make-a-living-from-a-permaculture-orchard/
http://communitygarden.org.au/2010/04/09/verge-gardens/
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-11-05/soil-food-webs-from-farm-to-garden
http://rootstocklandscapes.com/are-your-fruit-trees-lonely/
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-11-10/growing-topsoil
http://permacultureapprentice.com/creating-a-food-forest-step-by-step-guide/
http://permacultureapprentice.com/how-to-set-up-a-permaculture-farm
http://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-02-08/lessons-from-a-young-food-forest-taking-stock-of-my-12-year-permaculture-adventure
http://permacultureapprentice.com/permaculture-growing-trees-from-seeds/
http://permaculturenews.org/2011/04/13/lessons-from-an-urban-back-yard-food-forest-experiment/
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-04-22/a-permaculture-guide-to-choosing-cover-crops
http://bigpictureagriculture.blogspot.ca/2015/12/plant-nutrient-deficiency-leaf.html

Businesses one or both of us recommend:

http://www.nichegardens.com/  Native plants nursery, just west of Carrboro.

http://www.usefulplants.org Permaculture-based nursery in Black Mountain, but they deliver to Niche 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. 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:

http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms/plantharvestguide2006.pdf

History of permaculture:

https://pacific-edge.info/2007/07/a-short-and-incomplete-history-of-permaculture/