Permaculture may be a tough concept for newcomers to the movement to entirely grasp. It involves practicing agriculture so that the land used can sustain itself naturally, regenerating nutrients and soil, and viewing every aspect of an agricultural operation as being connected. Some could call it all-natural farming. But, permaculture is more than this. It also promotes a spiritual outlook on nature and its sustainability, and the need for people to change the lifestyles they are currently leading to ensure the world’s resources last.
For those who are beginning their permaculture endeavor, or even seasoned veterans, these books will offer information from experts who share their own experiences and wisdom for guidance:
1. Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening by Sepp Holzer
Sepp Holzer shares the spiritual virtues of permaculture along with his years of wisdom on constructing the proper agricultural system. This helps take advantage of one’s natural surroundings for food supply and wellbeing.
2. The Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whitefield
This is a beginner’s manual full of visual aids for the newcomers to the movement. This is a great go-to for those residing in northern climates.
3. The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem by Christopher Shein
This directs those who are building or maintaining a home garden so they can grow an ample food supply while treating the land properly.
4. The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach by Ben Falk
A world-famous expert for his incredible natural habitat of animals and vegetation, Ben Falk instructs how to develop one’s own ecosystem, even in colder climates.
The next time some asks you what permaculture is, remember what you learned here!