H Ludi Tyler wrote:
Personally I wish I had had a permaculture scheme for my place before we started to develop it. It would have saved me a lot of time and effort and gardens and buildings, etc would have been placed differently. "Gaia's Garden" by Toby Hemenway is a good basic book for permaculture on a suburban scale. If you're interested in an almost overwhelming amount of planning information, theres "Permaculture: a designers manual" by Bill Mollison, but it contains a lot of information which is probably not relevant to your situation, such as for deserts and tropical areas. Someone else here can probably suggest a good book for planning in a temperate region.