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    free book by Bill Mollison on permaculture design

  • Kylie Carlson

    Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison. The book that started it all, this revised edition of a classic weaves together philosophies of land-use, hands-on techniques of soil, agricultural, and livestock management, earth-friendly irrigation, and more, to form a very clear and inspiring picture of how sustainable agriculture not only can but must be made to work. Simple line illustrations throughout.

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Permaculture Ideas: Free eBook: Bill Mollison's Introduction to Permaculture

"We ourselves can cure all the famine, all the injustice, and all the stupidity of the world. We can do it by understanding the way natural systems work, by careful forestry and gardening, by contemplation and by taking care of the earth..." -Bill Mollison

It covers design methodologies and strategies for both urban and rural applications, describing property design and natural farming techniques.

Permaculture One: A Perennial Agriculture for Human Settlements: Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Earle Barnhart: This book is a veritable encyclopedia of permaculture. Even though the ideas presented are more relevant for a subtropical climate, the concepts are universal.

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability: David Holmgren: 9780646418445: Books

"Layering shade-tolerant veggies under taller plants is a permaculture technique."

Permaculture summed up nicely. If you like this sort of thing, check out

Permaculture is a design method based on ecological principles, founded in the '80s in Australia by Bill Mollison and Dave Holmgren. The focus is on the creation of high quality, sustainable human habitats. It can be applied at many levels of scale, from garden and landscape design to site planning, the integration of agriculture and forestry and urban/rural design.

permaculture in France... looks similar to my garden here...