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I'm new to this site are there any books you can reccomend on permaculture and organic gardening?  RSS feed

 
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Hello,I live in Nacogdoches,Texas and I am going to start a garden soon and would like to know the books that you feel influenced you the most on sustainable gardening.
 
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"Permaculture: a designers manual" by Bill Mollison

"How to Grow More Vegetables" by John Jeavons

"The One Straw Revolution" by Masanobu Fukuoka

 
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I've been asked so often that i now have a big page on the topic: permaculture books
 
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google the thread "winter reading list" ..I believe there were a lot of titles on that thread

also..

my favorites are listed above but also my fave is gaia's garden by Toby Hemenway
 
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I was going to recommend ruth stout's no-work gardening stuff and Patrick Whitefield's "The Earth Care Manual", which I see are already in Paul's list. I'll just say that there's everything and more in that list. There's even some I'll be checking out...
 
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mycelium running, by. paul stamits

You might think about reading Gia's garden first; and do the basics. the permaculture manual and ones like it are pretty heavy reading. what I think you need to do first is get the basics and the language down before tackle the hard stuff.
 
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I suspect he hears this frequently, but Ernie's right. ruth stout is on the entry-level light-reading side. Whitefield's "Manual" is a dense, textbook-style read. Good catch Mr. Wisner.
 
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