Resources for a Better World

Below are many ONLINE resources both locally to Butte County or throughout the world wide web. At the very bottom of the page is a list of BOOK resources mainly for learning about permaculture and the many disciplines that aid in design and implementation.

Permaculture Resources


Other Resources

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~Margaret Mead


  • 'A Pattern Language' Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein

  • 'All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!' Mel Bartholomew

  • 'Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature' Janine M. Benyus

  • 'Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil' Andy Lee, Pat Foreman

  • 'Ecological Design' Sim Van der Ryn

  • 'Edible Forest Gardens' David Jacke and Eric Toensmeier

  • 'Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods' Thomas Elias

  • 'Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden And Your Neighborhood into a Community' Heather Coburn Flores

  • 'Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape' Robert A. de J. Hart

  • 'Gaia's Garden' Toby Hemenway

  • 'Gardening for the Future of the Earth' Howard-Yana Shapiro

  • 'Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making' Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield

  • 'How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine' John Jeavons

  • 'Introduction to Permaculture' Bill Mollison

  • 'One-straw Revolution: Introduction to Natural Farming' Masanobu Fukoka

  • 'Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener's Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles' Eric Toensmeier

  • 'Permaculture A Designer's Manual' Bill Mollison

  • 'Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition' Bill Mollison

  • 'Permaculture One: A Perennial Agricultural System for Human Settlements' Bill Mollison & David Holmgren

  • 'Permaculture Two' Bill Mollison

  • 'Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability' David Holmgren

  • 'Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (& Beyond) volumes 1, 2 & 3' Brad Lancaster

  • 'Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables' Mike Bubel

  • 'Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners' Ernest Ashworth

  • 'Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide for Farmers, Smallholders and Gardeners' Sepp Holzer

  • 'The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden' Kim Flottum

  • 'The Beekeeper's Handbook, Third Edition' Diana Sammataro

  • 'The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old Fashioned Recipe Book' Carla Emery

  • 'The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants' Samuel Thayer

  • 'The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual' James Green

  • 'The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, Third Edition' Joseph Jenkins

  • 'The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems - Includes Branched Drains' Art Ludwig

  • 'Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture' John Smith

  • 'Water For Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan' P. A. Yeomans

  • 'The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape' Laura Allen

  • 'Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks' Art Ludwig