Additional Course Material


  • Principles of Natural Systems
  • Sustainable Design Methodologies
  • Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society
  • Reading the Land & Understanding Natural Processes
  • Large Scale Land Restoration Techniques
  • Water Harvesting Techniques
  • Design Principles of Sustainable Human Settlements
  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Natural Building Strategies
  • Cultivated & Productive Ecologies
  • Food Forests, Plant Guilds, Gardens for Self-Sufficiency
  • Energy Conservation Technologies
  • Appropriate Technologies and Renewable Energies
  • Urban Environment Permaculture
  • Wildlife Management and Biological Pest Control
  • Land Arts and Community Activism
  • Invisible Structures: EcoVillages & Credit Unions
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Strategies for an Alternative Nation


Books to Consider

Permaculture One by Bill Mollison

Permaculture Two by Bill Mollison

Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison, Reny Mia Slay

Permaculture: A Designer's Manual by Bill Mollison

Creating a Forest Garden by Martin Crawford

Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whitefield

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

People & Permaculture by Looby Macnamara

Permaculture: A Beginner's Guide by Graham Burnett

Permaculture Design: a Step by Step Guide by Aranya

The Permaculture Garden by Graham Bell

Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgrem



Designing for Permaculture by Bill Mollison

Forests in Permaculture by Bill Mollison

Permaculture in Arid Landscapes by Bill Mollison

Permaculture in Humid Landscapes by Bill Mollison

Permaculture on Islands by Bill Mollison

Permaculture Techniques by Bill Mollison

Water in Permaculture by Bill Mollison


Is Humanity Fatally Successful? by William E. Rees

1491– March 2002 article, Atlantic Monthly by Charles Mann

Water Harvesting Traditions in the Desert Southwest by Joel Glanzberg

Water Harvesting Principles, Information, Resources by Brad Lancaster

Greywater Site Assessment by Oasis Design

Greywater Laws  by Oasis Design

Getting Clear on Greywater by Oasis Design

A Study on Mineral Depletion of the foods available to us as a nation over the period of 1940 to 1991 – by R.A. McCance and E.M. Widdowson

Still No Free Lunch- Nutrient Levels in the US Food Supply Eroded by Pursuit of High Yields, – by Brian Halweil

Our Home Flowering Tree – by Roxanne Swentzel, with permission

The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler

A Culture Gets Creative – by Sarah Van Gelder, Paul Ray

Cation Anion Process

The Solomon Islands in the South Pacific– by Dr. Fizz Harwood