The permaculture design institute has TONS of free reading material for those of you who are new to Permaculture. I'm still new, only been at this for a year. At the bottom of the page of this link there are a few Bill Mollison pamphlets that I have already read and am going to re-read. His writing can be a bit difficult to get through but there are some real nuggets of information in there - that's why I'm re-reading them. I may have missed something the first time.
I have already given up taking a PDC on the east coast that deals with my climate - all of the instructors that I want to take from are on the west coast. So I have been looking a lot at Scott Pittman. I have noticed that he posts a lot of reading material that he wants you to have read before you come to class. I have already gotten quite a lot out of reading these 'freebies'.
I have decided to start implementing each item in the permaculture techniques pamphlet that is on the first four pages; using it kind of like a checklist. My first project is the stawbox of potatoes. Mollison recommends it for those who have small gardens - my garden is not small BUT I like the idea of a handy box right in my zone 1.
I have posted the directions on a community page on FB - you shouldn't have to log in to see it. It is the May 17the project. Project for May 17, 2012