These books were written for farmers in the Himalayans. As such, not all the planting ideas will pertain to your given area, but there are still very many useful ideas. And by useful, I mean useful. These are ideas for people who need to grow food to survive, not just to augment their lives. They’re ideas for people who don’t have much/any money to buy fertilizers, amendments, tools, etc…. The ideas are also explained very well, with pictures, descriptions and explanations. These are books that are excellent for someone who wants a practical foundation in permaculture, and will likely have some great ideas for those more experienced.
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Sharing the ‘Core Curriculum Notes’, an essential synthesis of permaculture design from the core curriculum of the Permaculture Design Course. A book of notes formatted as worksheets being freely offered to the World Community. It functions as part of a learning and teaching toolkit in combination with the Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards.
This work is the culmination of 15 years of teaching 25 PDC’s during which time I took 20 advanced courses as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow in Greece, Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Australia and Toby Hemenway in Portland. While developing this body of work I have taken a Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a Diploma with Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman through the Permaculture Institute, and this version is part of my current Diploma with Looby Macnamara through the Permaculture Association. Done under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo, this represents the culmination of my Doctoral work in Permaculture Education...
Nicole Alderman wrote:
A good free video is The Garden of Eden, which has a biblical flare, but does show the benifits of not tilling and using mulch. It's a great beginners video.
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