This Website is a creation brought to you by TreeYo Permaculture, headed by Doug Crouch, as an online service to those who are seeking information about various aspects of Permaculture. By using a multimedia approach, we hope to bring you as much concentrated information as possible which allows you to surf one site rather than the whole web for different facets of Permaculture. We really hope that you will leave comments or questions so that the collective genius of the Permaculture community can be realized. Through this blog/book format, we can have an open dialogue and co-create so that future users can access not only the valuable information but also the design process itself.
Much of the information is derived directly from the curriculum presented in our courses and is a reflection of our take on Permaculture. The project of the PDC Handbook is a massive undertaking and we welcome any feedback to help drive it forward.
Furthermore, this is an online reader for those who will be taking permaculture courses with us or other teachers. We feel that it is a testament to the permaculture philosophy of being completely open-source with everything we do, Cooperation not Competition. At the same time we also recognize the intellectual property involved and we wish to honor the system of Collective Commons. Thus please do give us credit for our work here and please share this resource widely.
The Website is structured to echo the 14 chapters of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual with an additional three sections: Food Fermentation (Bill actually considers his most important work to be his book Ferment and Human Nutrition), Natural Building and Animal Systems (emphasizing Holistic Management).
This is also the same framework in which we organize our Permaculture Design Courses (PDC). We find that people come to our regular TreeYo Permaculture site from googling things like Earthships and swales. So we have created this site which is a five year project to create and will be directing you as well to other places with more information so that we are not reinventing the wheel.
Solar Station Construction Plans by Ben Peterson -- ebook