Permaculture Information

Currently, this site consists of a library of links to permaculture-related information, although will over time be developed into a full information resource.

What is Permaculture?

The Ethics of Permaculture:

Care of people

Care of the earth

Distribution of surplus to assist others.

      Bill Mollison

Permaculture is a design concept initiated by Bill Mollison and David Holmgrem circa 1978, that seeks to create sustainable and self-sufficient farming systems that mimic the structure and function of natural ecosystems.

By focusing on the integration of landscape and people, permaculture seeks to meet human needs while promoting the health and well-being of the surrounding environment.

Constraints on the teaching of permaculture to graduates of the Permaculture Institutes, seeks to ensure consistency of study and adherence to established curriculum and principles.

The contents of the book Permaculture - a designers' manual, and the word PERMACULTURE © are copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of the book may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the publisher.
The book was originally printed in Australia by- McPhersons Printing Group. Maryborough, Victoria 3465  ISBN 090B22S0I S  © Bill Mollisonms
TAGARI PUBLICATIONS Publishers for the Permaculture Institute since 1979, 31 Rulla Road, Sisters Creek, Tasmania, 7325 Australia

This website provides direct access to permaculture resources for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review.

Books, videos, and other publications are often freely available under 'Creative Commons' copyright licensing and are accessible through this site for private study purposes. 

Some books and videos are simply linked to as permitted under current copyright legislation for private study, research, criticism, or review purposes only. Other items are copyright-protected and available from their creators or publishers and from various online bookstores, some of which are linked to below.

Currently, the site simply consists of a list of links to potentially valuable permaculture-related resources, although will evolve over time to become a fully developed educational resource website, providing access to online and offline courses, publications and scientific papers.

Explore the links below to begin your permaculture adventure

An early record of Bill Mollison's work at the University of Tasmania, consisting of 2 large folders, 6 bound volumes, 1 type one box, and 1 box of microfiche.  Link 

Permaculture 1- A perennial agricultural system for human settlements  © Bill Mollison & David Holmgrem 1978. Available from David Holgrem as a PDF file  Link

Permaculture 2 - Practical design for town and country  © Bill Mollison 1979 - Printed copies of the book direct from the publisher  Link 

Permaculture - a designers' manual © Bill Mollison 1988 - Printed copies of the book direct from the publisher Link  

Permaculture - a designers' manual © Bill Mollison 1988 - text without illustrations. Educational website Link 

Rak Tamachat Permaculture Institute. Free Online Permaculture PDC video course  Link 

Introduction to Permaculture © Bill Mollison; Reny Mia Slay 1991  Link

Bill Mollison video interviews  Link

David Holmgren  videos  Link 

Geoff Lawton - videos  Link

Videos by Morag Gamble  Link 

Gaias Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture © Toby Hemenway 2001  Link

Note that a viewable page limit applies to some books


Sandponics. A new closed loop growing system.  Link  ***

Grassroots Magazine:  Link

Permaculture Australia  Link

Seed the Untold Story. Videos  Link 

Queen of the Sun. The loss of bees videos.  Link  

Permaculture Magazine  Link 

The Free Range Life  Link

Grafting Plants  Link

Build a Permaculture Pond  Link 

The lunacy of 'kill everything' electronic insect zapping devices.   Link  

LETS Permaculture Exchange Trading System  Link 

Mark Krawczyk's Property Transformation video. Link 

Low-cost permaculture teaching resources Link 

Alcohol Can Be A Gas!  Link

GrowAg Australian Agrifood Innovation  Link

Aquatic AI Sustainable Seafood  Link

Permaculture Education Institute. Website  Link  

Off-Grid Survival Projects by Michael Major  Link 

Silent Spring  YouTube video.  Link 

Silent Spring  The book, is a viewable/downloadable PDF file.  Link  

Silent Spring Summary   Link 

Environmental Health Practitioner ManualLink 

Desert Permaculture  Link

Doug Pow discusses biochar  Link 

Kenyan company makes fuel from human poo   Link
Note: This product or a variation of it could possibly also be used to help grow fruit trees in poor-quality soil.

Share our Planet videos  Link  

Permaculture News  Link  

The Permaculture Student  Link  

Journal of Agriculture  Link

Chicken & Duck Composting System  Link

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies  Link

Here's to the crazy ones. Video © Steve Jobs 1997  Link

Create your own permaculture related Google sites websiteLink  


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