I don't think it needs to have the word permaculture in it. I just need book ideas to put on the poll. And then people can post about which ones they think are the best. Maybe people will only vote for ones with "permaculture" in the title, maybe they'll vote for ones that teach permaculture without saying permaculture. Who knows!
(I just want to have a bunch of books to put on the Apple/Thumbs poll and in the Poor Mans Poll from the beginning. With the Top 100 poll, I made the Apple/Thumbs poll but didn't get the Poor Man's Poll populated until later, and that kind of messed up voting. So, I'm trying to have both ready when the thread goes live, and then we can always add more to the polls as people suggest them.)
Not Permaculture per se, more like square foot... but Jeff Ball's 60 Minute Vegetable Garden was very good. Of course, John Seymore's Biointensive "Self Sufficient Gardener" stuff was tops!
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s. ayalp wrote:My list goes:
misaculous abundance by gruyers
making small farms work/ regenerative agriculture by richard perkins
the chicken health handbook
the permaculure city by toby hemenway
the lean farm
for anyone who sell their produce: the organic gardeners handbook of natural pest and disease control
Thank you S. Ayalp! I'll add those to the poll. Could you make a post for each of those books in the poll thread so that people can give them thumbs up in the comments?
Gaia's Garden: A Home Scale Guide to Permaculture - Toby Hemenway Book Summary: The first edition of Gai's Garden captured the imagination of American home gardeners by introducing the main message of permaculture: Working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, richer and more forgiving gardens.
Many people mistakenly believe that organic gardening, which involves the cultivation of a wide variety of edible and other useful plants, can only be carried out on a large, multi-acre scale. As Hemenway shows, creating a home ecosystem is easy and fun by gathering plant communities that can cooperate and perform various functions, including: Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure, Catching and conserving water in the landscape, Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds and animals, Growing an edible forest that produces seasonal fruits, nuts and other foods.
Regardless of the size of the yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply the basic principles of permaculture to make it more diverse, more natural, productive and more beautiful. Most importantly, once you set up an ecological garden, you will reduce or eliminate most of the cumbersome work required to maintain a typical lawn and garden.
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