+1 vote for Kourik's book. I'm just reading it now. Permaculture isn't mentioned much, but that's what it is. Of course, I think the word was trademarked or something back then.
While not strictly a permaculture book, I do recommend an earlier book by Michael Pollan call The Botany of Desire.
Burra Maluca wrote:Carol Deppe is fantastically absorbing for me, but I thought it might be a bit 'heavy' for a teenager, unless I build him up gradually...