Resources for Learning Permaculture

Permaculture is the art and science of designing sustainable human habitations that care for people, care for the planet, and care for the future through the acceptance of voluntary limits and boundaries on human action.

Permaculture is taught through workshops, the Permaculture Design Course, and can be learned by self-study.


Permaculture Design Course Pamphlets, which are basically a transcript of a permaculture design course given by Bill Mollison in the early 1980s, available for free at .

Free Permaculture Teaching Documents, IDEP Foundation in Indonesia, available in English and Indonesian at . They include a Permaculture Resource Book, which is basically a simpler, easier to understand re-write of the Permaculture Design Manual, a permaculture teacher's handbook, and a resource for training publication. Altogether, this is nearly a 1000 pages of free permaculture information.

Permaculture Principles, by David Holmgren, one of the co-founders of permaculture, .

Introduction to Permaculture, an online, self-study workshop. . Takes you through the basic principles and strategies of permaculture.

Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and resources. Basic intro, plus access to many other permaculture resources.

A Permaculture Primer - - principles, components, resources.

Permaculture: A Beginner's Guide - - nicely illustrated,

Tropical Permaculture - Start here and follow the links on this and the succeeding pages for a basic introduction to permaculture design.


The Permaculture Mailing List -

Urban Permaculture -

Permaculture Forums - May be the largest online permaculture forum.


Mollison, Bill with Slay, Reny Mia. Introduction to Permaculture. ISBN 0908228082. Tagari Publications, 31 Rulla Road, Sisters Creek, Tasmania 7325, Australia.1991.

Mollison, Bill. Permaculture Design Manual. ISBN 0908228015. Tagari Publications, 31 Rulla Road, Sisters Creek, Tasmania 7325, Australia.1988.

Morrow, Rosemary. Earth Users Guide to Permaculture. ISBN 1856230511. Permanent Publications, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR, England.


Elfin Permaculture/Barking Frogs Permaculture - . Offers an online Permaculture Design Course once each year. Cycle 15 begins January 2011.

The Permaculture Institute (US) - - founded by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison. Sister institute of the Permaculture Institute of Austrlia.

Permaculture Institute (Australia) -

Tagari Publications - - publishers of the Permaculture Design Manual.

Permaculture Activist - - US magazine.

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