Resources List

PDC Resources List




Articles by Tom Ward, also see Tom's Blog in the left menu bar

Free, downloadable 16-page summary taken from David Holmgren's book, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability:

Free, downloadable transcript of Bill Mollison's early talks in the United States, created by Barking Frogs Permaculture.

Includes recommendations for various climate types.

A Guide to Multi-functional Hedgerows.  Free downloadable 4 page brochure from OSU by Jude Hobbs.

Humor which will prepare you to laugh at the end of the world.

Globalize Liberation. A strategy article for activists on how to create social change.  By George Lakey

Permaculture as a Development Tool for 3rd World Aid

Permaculture for the Public.  Nation's first Public Food Forest in Seattle

To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts, by Charles Eisenstein

Bill Mollison, Time Scout, by Permaculture Institute, a short remembrance that gives you an idea of the man and his work. 

Permaculture, Politics and Solutions Thinking, Angelo Eliades explains the political underpinnings of permaculture and ways to think about our relation to politics.

Speaking of Nature, Robin Wall Kimmerer discusses how language creates the connection or disconnection from nature.


The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann; a series of audio interviews online.  It has the most recent first, and at the bottom of the page a link to the older "shows"; started 2-3 years ago, this is up to date permaculture exploration.


Permaculture Design (formerly known as the Permaculture Activist), US journal

Permaculture Drylands Magazine, Archive of articles 1986-1997

The Oil Drum’s archives for discussions of suburbia, economics and powerdown strategies.

Resurgence & Ecologist, available online at:

Not a magazine, but a news page related to the Post Carbon Institute:


The Future is Abundant, Species Index, by Shery Litwin

Practical Plants, Open source listing of 7,500 plants with uses and characteristics.  Haven't explored this much so send me any feedback.

Insectary Matrix

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Transition Town Resource List:

Cutting Edge Building Technology resource list, esp. related to ventilation

Seed Savers Exchange

Ashland Area Specialty Map Collection 


Permaculture Strategies for a Home Centered Economy, 2 hour video of Tom Ward's talk November 2010 (very poor video quality, and starts 10 minutes into the talk, but the sound is fine so you can listen to the bulk of the talk.)

Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth,  1 hour talk on youtube 

        Redesigning Civilization with Permaculture, 1.2 hour talk with slide show on youtube, 2013

Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change, TED talk!

Heiko's World of Permaculture Plants: Soil Building Methodologies

Hugelkutur-quickie view

Soil & erosion with Larry Korn

Emilia Hazelip - Synergistic Garden; natural farming, deep mulch & many tips for vegetable production

Favorite Permaculture Videos selected by Permaculture Now! in Seattle

Beaver State Permaculture Videos by Andrew Millison

Geoff Lawton video series

No Such Thing as Waste, more fun music video

Village Homes site with videos of Bill Mollison and founder Michael Corbett

Charles Eisenstein, A new Story of the People, TED Talk

A collection of his videos on his website:

The Interconnectedness of Nature, understand the return of the salmon with Dr. David Suzuki


SPRG -- Siskiyou Permaculture Resources Group, our local club.  Join the listserve through yahoo groups.

PINA - Permaculture Institute of North America. Professional organization offering diplomas and networking with representative leadership across North America. 

The Ashland Sustainability Inventory for local groups and organizations.

Jon Carlson’s Vitalist School of Applied Herbology, teaching wildcrafting and clinical herbology.

Aprovecho Sustainability Center, teaching hands-on courses in natural building, sustainability living, appropriate technology in Cottage Grove

Lost Valley Educational Center in Cottage Grove is a learning community creating catalysts for joyful social and ecological regeneration at its 22 year old eco-village and on-site sustainability education programs.

Permaculture Network, Bullock's Permaculture Homestead, Resource List

Community by Design, Small Farm Incubator, resources on Slow Money and Cooperatives

Southern Oregon Climate Action Network

Radical Mycology, Mushroom Joe's news site

We the Trees, Permaculture crowdfunding Project


Gaia’s Garden, by Toby Hemenway

The Permaculture Handbook; Garden Farming for Town and Country, by Peter Bane

Practical Permaculture, by Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein

Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape--Naturally, by Robert Kourik

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, by Bill Mollison

Urban Homesteading; Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, by Rachel Kaplan

Mycelium Running; How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, by Paul Stamets

Teaming with Microbes; the Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis

Water for Every Farm, by P.A. Yeomans

The City Forest: the keyline plan for the human environment revolution, by P.A. Yeomans (download at

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, by Carol Deppe

Rainwater Harvesting Vols. 1 & 2, by brad Lancaster

Natural Remodelling, by Carole Venolia & Kelly Lerner

The Cob Builder’s Handbook, by Becky Bee

The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling, by Daniel Chiras

Edible Forest Gardens, Vols 1 & 2, by Dave Jacke

Four Season Harvest, by Eliot Coleman

Holy Shit; Managing Manure to Save Mankind, Gene Logsdon

Wild Fermentation; the Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, by Sandor Katz

Botany in Day, The Patterns Method of Plant Identification, by Thomas J. Elpel

Wild Edible Plants of Western North American, by Donald Kirk

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, by Michael Moore

Pacific Coast Tree Finder: A Pocket Manual for Identifying Pacific Coast Trees at amazon

Future Scenarios, How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change, by David Holmgren

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David Korten