To learn more about permaculture, check out:

The Permaculture Activist ($19 for four issues; call 828.669.6336) provides a wealth of general and specific information.

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For the latest on training classes, tips and terminology, check out:

For a thorough introduction to permaculture techniques and principles, read:

The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka, (out of print, 1985). (Check a local or university library.)

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway, (Chelsea Green, 2001).

Permaculture: A Designers' Manual by Bill Mollison, (Tagari, 1997 reprint).

Permaculture in a Nutshell by Patrick Whitefield, (Permanent Publications, 2000).

Farming With Nature: A Case Study of Successful Temperate Permaculture, (Crystal Lake Video, 2000). (Order online at