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Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Title: PermaCulture Resources

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About Permaculture Resources

Permaculture resources is dedicated to promoting sustainable development and lifestyles. We provide information for the do-it-yourselfer as well as the professional designer, teacher and farmer who cares for the earth.

At our Northeast office in western New Jersey, we publish and distribute books, videos, and magazines on Permaculture and related topics to both the wholesale and retail markets. Through an affiliation with Herbalist and Alchemist, Inc., an herbal extract manufacturer, we also offer natural herbal products. At our Southwest office in New Mexico, we offer Permaculture design consulting.

We endeavor to make the relationships among all of our products and services, which are connected by the ethics and principles of Permaculture, reflect the regenerative patterns of nature. It is our belief that through education and cooperative action, we can truly change the world.

You Can Reach Us

By snail mail at the following addresses.

PermaCulture Resources for Catalog of Books, Magazines and Vidoes
P.O Box 65, Califon NJ 07830
(800)832-6285 orders
(908)689-6955 phone
(908)689-6941 fax
Herbalist & Alchemist for Catalog of Organically Grown and Ethically Wildcrafted Herbal Extracts & Teas
P.O Box 553, Broadway, NJ 08808-0553
(800)611-8235 orders
(908)689-9020 phone
(908)689-9071 fax

Or via email at permaresou@aol.com

Permaculture Catalog

To order any of the following books, magazines or videos, please call us at (800)832-6285. You can also order over email by writing to us at permaresou@aol.com

Titles in Permaculture and Sustainable Development

Introduction to Permaculture, by Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay. ISBN 0 908228 08 2.
200 Pages; 140 Illustrations. $19.95 (Available in Spanish - $25.00)

A concise and straightforward presentation of Permaculture design principles.
Topics include:
- Energy saving designs and techniques for permaculture gardens
- Energy-efficient site analysis, planning, and design methods
- House placement and design for temperate, dry land, and tropical regions
- Urban permaculture - garden layouts, land access, and community funding systems
- Using fences, trellis, greenhouse and shade houses for the best effect
- Chicken and pig forage systems
- Tree crops and pasture integration for stock
- Orchards and house woodlots for temperate, arid, and tropical climates
- How to influence microclimates around the house and garden.

Ultimate Permaculture Introduction Package, by Bill Mollison.
Global Gardner Video and Introduction to Permacutlure for only $35!

Watch Bill Mollison in four half hour segments, each dedicated to a different climate, then read the book that started it all. An incredible gift package for yourself or a freind!

Travel In Dreams. The Autobiography of Bill Mollison, by Bill Mollison.
ISBN 0 908 228 11 2, 49.95$

Bill Mollison has lived too long, most people would agree. But reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated. His autobiography proves this to be true. You will have in your hands the intimate details of his dissolute life, together with most of his infamous stories, weird theories, and a brief history of permaculture. Not a coffee table book, but it will serve well with a string through the corner, hung from a nail beside your toilet bowl.

Permaculture: A Designers Manual, by Bill Mollison. ISBN 0 908228 01 5.
579 Pages; 400 Illustrations; Forty 4-color plates; Hardbound. $55.00

Based upon the ethical use of our natural resources, Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive integration of landscape and people, providing food, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Permaculture is a philosophy and an approach to land use which weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management, and human needs into intricately connected and productive communities. Written for designers, students, farmers, gardeners, small and large property owners, agroforesters, ranchers, landscape designers, architects, engineers and planners, the Manual presents concepts, strategies and methods of designing and constructing sustainable systems.

The Professional Designers Package, by Bill Mollison. and David Holmgren.

In the 70’s Bill Mollison and David Holmgren developed the Permaculture concept. Here they are together again in the Permaculture package for serious designers. You get the most powerful works by the co-founders of Permaculture, Mollison’s Designer’s Manual and Holmgren’s Hepburn Permaculture Gardens, for the incredible price of only $85.

URBAN Permaculture: A Practical Handbook for Sustainable Living, by David Watkins.
ISBN 1 85623 002 3. 162 Pages; Illustrations. $13.99

A do-it-yourself handbook for those living in more intensive temperate suburban or urban settings. Urban Permaculture offers many clear and simple ways to apply a sustainable living approach to any homestead, with or without access to open land.

Basics of Permaculture, by Ross Mars.

Now that you’re Getting Started in Permaculture, learn the basics of permaculture design. Presented in a straight-forward and informative manner, this book also provides numerous examples. Topics include: general principles, steps to design, basic tools, garden building, location, water harvesting, and appropriate technology. Whether you want to design your own property or someone else’s, get the basics.

Best of Permaculture: A Collection, by Max Lindegger and Robert Tap, eds. 136 pages; Illustrations. $16.99

An anthology of works that have appeared in newsletters published by various Permaculture groups and the Permaculture International Journal. Topics include articles on values, people, design, and practice by authors such as Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Max Lindegger, Stuart Hill, Terry White, David Wallingford, Kim Christie and others.

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture, by Rosemary Morrow.
ISBN 0 86417 514 0. 154 pages;Illustrations. $15.95

This book provides a series of practical exercises and real-life examples of how to design a Permaculture system on your land. It presents techniques for building a sheet-mulch vegetable garden, reduce your energy consumption, raise poultry and bees, create a food forest, design an aquaculture system, conserve water, and generally improve the quality of your life.Whether you own an inner city balcony, a suburban lawn, or a rural farm, you will find this book a useful guide to developing a more sustainable lifestyle.

Permaculture in a Nutshell, by Patrick Whitefield.
ISBN 1 85623003 1. 85 Pages; Illustrations. $8.99

A concise and accessible guide to the principles and practice of Permaculture in temperate climates. Nutshell explains how permaculture works in the city, in the country, and on the farm. It explores recreation of real community through Community-Supported Agriculture and other cooperative networks. Essential reading for everyone wishing to find creative solutions for reducing their environmental impact.

Getting Started in Permaculture, by Ross and Jenny Mars.
ISBN 0 646 20090 9. 60 pages; Illustrations. $12.50

A book of practical activities including fertilizers, composting, and pest control. Ever wonder what to do with old plastic bottles, paper, or tires? Getting Started has plenty of suggestions from dust pans to retaining walls. With designs for raised beds, ponds, animal tractors, a solar still, hothouses, and more, this is a great book for the beginner or permaculture enthusiast.

Living Community by Ben Haggard.
ISBN 0 9639546 0 1. 152 pages; Illustrations. $12.95

The story behind the design and evolution of Sol Y Sombra, a private learning center on the former Georgia O'Keefe estate in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Into a meticulous account of the project, Ben artistically weaves his philosophical observations of the challenges involved and the human impact of implementation.

Drylands Watershed Restoration: Introductory Workshop Activities, by Ben Haggard. 48 pages. $6.99

A project-oriented book that gives step by step procedures for remediating eroded arid lands. These techniques were the basis of workshops given at Sol Y Sombra.

Third World Resource Guide, by Michael G. Smith and Michael Pilarski. 40 pages unbound. $5.00

Compiled by Friends of the Trees, a non-profit organization dedicated to world reforestation, this is an extensive source book of names, addresses and descriptions of grass roots groups working in sustainable agriculture, forest management and community development in developing countries. Includes selected reviews of journals, newsletters, books, directories, films and articles.

Titles in Nutrition, Food Production and Natural Farming Practices

Ferment and Human Nutrition, by Bill Mollison.
ISBN 0 908228 06 6. 288 pages; Illustrations. $29.95

A practical, encyclopedic collection of processing methods from around the world, to preserve and boost the nutritional content of foods. This book takes the mystery out of complex ferment processes and offers guidelines for the rich and varied diet we all need in this age of fast-food malnutrition. This is not a recipe book in any ordinary sense; it teachs people to store and process their own food and to make their own ingredients. It is a basic survival handbookof great use to gardeners, farmers, cooks and homemakers presented with science, humor, and common sense. An exciting journey towards understanding the basis of human nutrtion. "Good Eating!"

You Can Have Your Permaculture and Eat It Too
ISBN 0 646 28784 2. 260 pages,100% recycled paper and a "Sown and Drawn" binding. $34.95

A Permaculture book for gardeners and cooks. A cookbook for gardeners. A gardening book for cooks. A reference book on many varied topics including: Edible flowers, Healthy Food, Weeds and Abundant plants, Graden cosmetics, Companion planting, Bush tucker, Kitchen crafts, Garden gifts and income earners. Plus- Garden designs, Species lists, Tips, Exercises and After dinner games

Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally,by Robert Kourik.
ISBN 0 9615848 0 7. 370 pages; Illustrations. $25.00

Kourik's knowledge of landscape techniques and data is encyclopedic. This comprehensive guide presents his holistic approach to gardening. It gives one a simple understanding of soil conditions, gardening methods, and edible plant design ideas that will revolutionize your way of thinking about the beauty and practicality of edible plant design. Afraid the neighbors will think you a bit different for using edibles? This book will show you how to get them salivating over your aesthetically pleasing design and watching with wonder the insect and bird interaction.

How to Make a Forest Garden, by Patrick Whitefield.
ISBN 1 85623 008 2. 256 pages; Illustrations; Photographs. $24.95

A do-it-yourself guide to creating a low maintenance food producing garden on any scale. This book combines the practical approach of Permaculture design with the environmentally aesthetic woodland garden. Woodland/forest gardening has been used in tropical regions and has only recently been adapted to temperate climates. How to Make a Forest Garden gives you all the information and inspiration you'll need to create your own self-sufficient woodland garden.

Forest Gardening, by Robert A de J Hart.
ISBN 0-930031-84-9. 234 pages. $17.95

Designed to achieve the utmost economy of space and labor in agricultural production, a "forest garden" is a tiny replication of a natural forest. Hart describes the principles and practice of forest gardening, and shows its potential value for countering environmental devastation both in the West and the Third World. Includes guidelines on design and maintenance and lists of recommended species for temperate, tropical and sub-tropical climates

Energy-Efficient and Environmental Landscaping, by Anne Simon Moffat, Marc Schiler, and the staff of Green Living.
ISBN 0 9638784 0 9. 240 pages. $17.95

A practical guide to environmentally conscious gardening techniques with an emphasis on cutting energy costs. The book's subtitle, "Cut Your Utility Bills By Up To 30 Percent and Create a Natural, Healthy Yard," says it all! The book includes landscape designs for the four major climate zones in the U.S. and specific guidelines for plant placement. Other topics include water-efficient landscaping, natural lawn care, nontoxic pest control, landscaping for wildlife, native plants, and a lazy-gardener's guide to composting yard waste. With a section on basic landscaping skills, anyone can create an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly landscape.

Backyard Market Gardening, by Andy Lee.
ISBN 0 96246448 0 5. 351 pages; Illustrations. $19.95

Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and small livestock from your own backyard. This book covers the scope of both gardening and marketing aspects to start your own market garden. Small scale agriculture can be very rewarding to the soul, the environment and the household salary.

Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates, by Robert Kourik.
ISBN 0 96158482 3. 128 pages; 76 drawings; Detailed index. $15.00

The only book on the topic of drip irrigation for the home gardener. Drip irrigation stimulates higher yields that any other type of irrigation, in virtually every climate. Detailed how-to drawings and step-by step advice.

Chicken Tractor: The Gardener's Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil, by Andy Lee.
ISBN 0 9624648 2 1. 230 pages. $15.95

A "Chicken Tractor" is a bottomless portable shelter-pen that fits over your garden beds. Inside, chickens peck and scratch the soil, eat pest bugs, wed seeds, and fertilize the beds with their manure. This revolutionary, practical, hands-on book shows you how to: custom build your tractor for your garden or farm; select, buy, and raise the best chickens for your needs; and build a better garden with super-rich soil.

Titles in Natural and Sustainable Building Technologies

Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Being, by Carol Venolia.
ISBN 0 89087 497 2. 225 pages. $12.95

This book takes the reader on a journey of self-exploration to increase the awareness of how the buildings we inhabit influence our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Architect Carol Venolia outlines the factors involved in creating an integrated environment that nurtures body, mind, and spiritfactors that can be applied to remodeling home or workplace, as well as to a new construction.

Build it with Bales: A Step-by-Step Guide to Straw-Bale Construction, by S.O. MacDonald and Matts Myhrman.
ISBN 0 9642821 0 0. 79 pages. $20.00

Baled straw, a safe and abundant natural resource, is an excellent construction material for homes and other buildings. Inexpensive, easy to work with, yet providing high insulative value, strength and stability. Build it with Bales is a detailed how-to manual for creating elegant, sturdy buildings from straw bales. This new, improved, much expanded book replaces MacDonald's Straw Bale Primer. Addresses load-bearing, non-loadbearing, and hybrid options. Detailed descriptions of every step in construction from planning to surfacing and finishing touches.

How to Build Your Elegant Home with Straw Bales Package, by Steve Kemble and Carol Escott. $59.00

A comprehensive "How-to" covering the specifics of building a plastered straw-bale structure. The 90 minute video informs and entertains. The 62 page companion manual allows for quick on-site review. The best "How-to" package around for the best price.

Gap Mountain Composting Toilet, by Doug Clayton & Dave Jacke. 32 pages; Illustrations. $12.00

Here's a new way to treat and re-use human wastes- the Mouldering Toilet! In a process patterned after the slow, cool decomposition of the forest floor, this system turns human waste into a "duff" which can be used to fertilize trees and shrubs in the home landscape. Concise manual shows you how to design, build, and use your Mouldering Toilet.

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, by J.C. Jenkins.
ISBN 0 964258 4X. 198 pages; 63 tables and figures; 9 sidebars; 19 photographs. $15.00

This book provides basic and detailed information about the ways and means of reclycling human excrement, or humanure, without the need for chemicals. Includes a detailed analysis of potential hazards and how to overcome them.

Gray Water Use in the Landscape: How to help your landscape prosper with recycled water, by Robert Kourik.
ISBN 0 9615848 1 5. 25 pages; 11 illustrations.  $6.00.

Plants grow better with gray water because it comes with fertilizer already added! Plumbing options and parts are fully described. Appendix of safe soaps and detergents.

Create an Oasis With Grey Water, by Art Ludwig.
ISBN 0 9643433 0 4, 47 pages, $7.

Includes: why use/not use grey water, health guidelines, sources, irrigation requirements, 20 system examples, grey water plumbing principles, and troubleshooting to name a few topics.

Builder's Grey Water Guide, by Art Ludwig.
ISBN 0 9643433 2 0, 46 pages, $13.

A supplement to above. Includes: building codes, legality, maintenance, and more to help builders or homeowners successfully include greywater in their new construction or remodeling.

Titles in Sustainable Community and Village Design

Patterns of Wholeness, by Sister Rita Wienken. 64 pages. $5.99

Sister Rita applies her design of a sustainable community model to the Motherhouse property of the Brown County Ursulines of St. Martin, OH. Follow her observation and investigation of the area that leads her to find a healing relationship among the human community, the earth community, and the Divine.

Conceptual Permaculture Report - Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, by Max O. Lindegger and Robert Tap. 80 pages; Illustrations. $17.99

Crystal Waters is the world's first community designed according to the principles and concepts of Permaculture. This report for residents presents the philosophy and land design of this ecologically-designed development. The 260-hectare Crystal Waters property was designed to accommodate 83 residential lots, a village commercial center and visitors' lodging.

Crystal Waters Permaculture Village Owners Manual, by Nascimanere Pty ltd. 54 pages; Illustrations. $13.99

A companion to the Conceptual Report, the Owner's Manual reviews the human habitat "rules and regulations." It also offers house site location and construction design guides.

Hepburn Permaculture Gardens, 10 Years of Sustainable Living
A Case Study in Cool Climate Permaculture
, by David Holmgren.
ISBN 0 646 26990 9, 62 Pages, Photographs and sketches. $39.95.

A new and exciting book for builders, planners, design consultants, and teachers. Follow the co-founder of the Permaculture concept over a 10-year period on his own site development. Its 8 sections include: Local Environment, Preparatory Words, House, Infrastructure, Growing Environment, Livestock Beyond the Boundaries, and Appendices (with analyses of inputs and yields). Required reading for anyone seriously interested in sustainable living.

Magazines. Current issues of Permaculture magazines (prices vary):

The Permaculture Activist, Edited by Peter Bane, North Carolina.

"A Voice for Permanent Culture in North America." Full of articles and announcements on what neighbors across the continent are doing permaculturally.

The Permaculture Edge, Edited by Max Lindegger et al, Maleny, Queensland, Australia.

A magazine dedicated to permaculture ideas "at the edge" of change in our sustainable future.

Permaculture: Solutions for Sustainable Living, Permanent Publications, Hampshire, England.

Practical and enjoyable articles for integrating permaculture into your lifestyle. Published in the UK, its articles are geared toward temperate style living.

Permaculture International Journal, - Permaculture International Ltd., Lismore, Australia.

Focusing on solutions rather than problems, the Journal provides practical info and reports on projects around the world and is an international directory for permaculture services and events.

Audio and Video tapes

In Grave Danger of Falling Food Video, 52 minutes. $29.95

Part of a series of four documentary films, this video focuses on Bill Mollison, author of the Permaculture concept and recipient of the "Alternative Nobel Prize." Mollison believes that the single most destructive force on the planet is modern agriculture. He has designed a system of agriculture which uses the engineering principles of nature itself. This has taken hold in many developing countries. He combines hundreds of species - plant and animal - into a fertile self-regulating eco-system. His designs apply to the city as well as the country. They can work in any sort of climate and, once matured, have the potential to provide most of the food for any household.

Permaculture, It Grows Better All The Time, Audio Tape, 52 minutes. $10.00

A conversation with Bill Mollison taped in 1989. Hear the creator of Permaculture discuss the downfall of oil-dependent agriculture and the hope of creating sustainable food production in human settlements.

Permaculture Comes Home, Audio Tape, 52 minutes. $10.00

Dr. Bill Roley, the Director of the Permaculture Institute of Southern California, conducts a tour of "Sprout Acres" which implements permaculture concepts and strategies.

The Global Gardener Video, Approximately 2 hours. $24.95

Subdivided into four half hour parts describing and illustrating examples of Permaculture projects in four climates, this dramatic story proves the incredible results of sustainable development. The film features Bill Mollison and numerous teachers and practitioners of Permaculture throughout the world.

New Garden Journal Videos, Each approximately one hour. $24.95

Permaculture at Sol Y Sombra

Judy Barrett visits Ben Haggard at the renown Santa Fe estate, Sol y Sombra ("Sun and Shadow"), to learn how Permaculture can be adapted to all climates.

Harvesting Rainwater

Physician Mike McElveen explains his home's high-tech system for collecting rainfall, which provides water for his lawn, swimming pool, garden and orchard as well as his family.

Use Greywater for Irrigation

Gary Stewart of Los Angeles' Agwa Systems shows you everything you need to know about automated maintenance-free water recycling systems that can save up to 50% on water bills.

Wastewater Wetlands

Wetlands engineer Michael Ogden reveals how wetlands can be created as an alternative to septic systems using reeds, cattails and bulrushes to naturally cleanse wastewater back to near-drinkable purity.

Water Gardening

The Nelsons of Lilypons Water Gardens show you how to plan, construct and populate a backyard pond with submerged plants, water lilies, bog plants and friendly fish.

Edible Lanscapes

Joel Glanzberg and Roxanne Swentzell show you the gardens of their New Mexico home on the Santa Clara pueblo. Learn specific steps you can follow to restore barren landscapes and create an edible landscape.

The American Cottage Garden

Author Lucinda Hutson shows you the design and planting of an edible cottage garden landscape, then takes you into her kitchen.

The Backyard Herb Garden

Patty Johnson explains how she discovered a business in her backyard garden with culinary and medicinal herbs and flowers.

Permaculture Links

The Abundant life seed foundation.
Guide to Permaculture institutes in North America.
General Permaculture information for Arizona.
Institute for Bioregional Studies, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The Gaia Education Outreach Institute (GEO).
Permaculture International.
The Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Australia.
Permaculture in Jarlanbah, Australia.
Rural Information in Australia and Asia.
Internet Permaculture FAQ.
Permaculture on the WWW.
Excellent gateway to Permaculture info on the Net.
Permaculture hot spots.
Permacultural Activist.
Permaculture On-line publications. Publications -- European Distribution Source.
Organic Growing in the U.K. Issues, news and links.
Pedal Powered Cargo Vehicles.
Software for Permaculture design.

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