Kootenay Permaculture Institute


Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay;

A concise description of permaculture principles. Covers energy efficiency, urban permaculture, livestock integration, agroforestry, utilizing microclimates and more. 200pp. 

Permaculture: A Designer's Manual; by Bill Mollison;

A comprehensive overview of permaculture philosophy, principles and applications. It is used to teach the two week permaculture design course. 579 pp. 

Permaculture, Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability. By David Holmgren

The most recent book by David Holmgren the co-originator of the permaculture concept. It covers in-depth the twelve principles of permaculture design described by Holmgren. 286pp.

The Earth Care Manual, A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Countries; by Patrick Whitefield

The first major permaculture design manual in 15 years. Part One: The principles underlying permaculture as applied to soil, fertility, water, climate, microclimate, energy and materials. Part Two: Applying permaculture to buildings, gardens, orchards, farming, woodlands and biodiversity. Part Three: The permaculture design process in action, how to develop your home or project on permaculture lines, plus many useful skills and techniques. 480pp.

Travels in Dreams by Bill Mollison;

Abundantly illustrated. Bill Mollison's autobiography. 860pp. 

Urban Permaculture: A Practical Handbook for Sustainable Living; by David Watkins;

Describes how to achieve sustainability without open land. Ideal for those living in a city or apartment. 162pp.  

Permaculture in a Nutshell by Patrick Whitefield;

A concise presentation of permaculture principles as they apply to rural, urban and suburban temperate climates. 85pp. 

Hepburn Permaculture Gardens by David Holmgren;

A book for builders, planners, design consultants and teachers, this book highlights key issues in sustainability through an examination of the author's own site development. 62pp. 

Best of Permaculture: A Collection by Max Lindegger and Robert Tapp;

A collection of key articles published in permaculture periodicals. 136pp. 

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow;

Draws upon case studies to demonstrate sustainable life-styles. Topics include water and energy efficiency, raising poultry and bees, creating a forest garden, and designing an aquaculture system. 154pp. 

Getting Started in Permaculture by Ross and Jenny Mars;

Demonstrates how common household items are used in organic production. This guide includes designs for raised beds, ponds, animal tractors, and more. 60pp. 

The Basics of Permaculture Design by Ross Mars;

A straightforward presentation of the permaculture principles using numerous examples.

Living Community by Ben Haggard;

A step-by-step procedure for restoring soil health on eroded, arid lands, as described in past workshops at "Sol y Sombra". 48pp. 

Drylands Watershed Restoration: Introductory Workshop Activities by Ben Haggard;

A step-by-step procedure for restoring soil health on eroded, arid lands, as described in past workshops at "Sol y Sombra". 48pp. 

Ferment and Human Nutrition by Bill Mollison;

Teaches you how to make your own food, store and process it using fermentation and draws on techniques from around the globe. 288pp. 

Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally by Robert Kourik;

A simple overview of soils, gardening and edible plants, this book shows you how to grow food in an aesthetically pleasing garden. 370pp. 

How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick Whitefield;

Forest gardens simulate forest ecology to grow a diversity of food. Drawing upon the principles of permaculture, this book teaches you how to create a forest graden. 256pp. 

Forest Gardening by Robert A de J Hart;

Provides forest garden design procedures for all climates and demonstrates how they can ameliorate environmental degradation. 212pp.


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