Books

Here’s a list of books for your permaculture library, which I’ll continue to update. I haven’t read them all myself, but I plan on working my way through them!

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, by Bill Mollison – The classic PDM, the “Bible” of permaculture. It’s written like a textbook not the best introduction to permaculture, it’s a must have for any permaculture library. In the PDM Bill Mollison , one of permaculture’s founders, records every principle you’ll need to successfully practice permaculture.

Introduction to Permaculture, by Bill Mollison (2nd Revised Edition)

Gaia’s Garden, by Toby Hemenway

The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature’s Salvation, by Fred Pearce – During his 2019 PDC, Geoff Lawton mentioned this book quite a bit. Geoff often refers often refers to “invasive species” as “hard working immigrants” and points out how these newcomers can actually benefit ecosystems they migrate too.

You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise, by Joel Salatin – A guide to creating a profitable farm while following permaculture ethics. Salatin also has books dedicated specifically to raising poultry and beef for profit in a sustainable way. (Read more on Joel Salatin)