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.
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 www.permacultureactivist.net.)