Words from the wise…
“You don’t have a slug problem, you have a duck deficiency.”
Bill Mollison
“Of course we want to live in an attractive landscape. But if we can go beyond what plants look like and examine what they are doing, we can create gardens that have the health, resilience, and beauty of natural ecosystems while yielding abundant gifts for people and other species.” –Toby Hemenway
Permaculture Ethics and Principles

Earth User’s Guide to PermacultureRosemary Morrow
Part One: An observing and appraising eye
1. Starting permaculture
2. Permaculture’s ethical underpinnings
Part Two: Ecological themes in permaculture
3. Ecology: life’s networks
4. The wonder of water
5. Climates and microclimates
6. Soils: living organisms
7. Trees, forests and windbreaks
8. Our plant and seed heritage
Part Three: Applying permaculture
9. Reading your land
10. Developing your design methods
11. How and where we live: Zone 0
12. Your garden: Zone I
13. The food forest: Zone II
14. The birds and the bees in the food forest
15. If you are farming: Zone III
16. Harvest forests: Zone IV
17. Natural conservation forests: Zone V
18. Other cultures and places
19. Permaculture at the office, shop and factory
Part Four: Adding resilience to design
20. Design for disasters
21. Managing pests: IPM
22. Living with wildlife
23. Weeds: guardians of the soil
24: Aquaculture: the water permaculture
Part Five: Social Permaculture
25. Money matters: permaculture, wealth, and livelihood
26. A sense of place
27. Living in communities, villages, suburbs and cities


The Natural Way of Farming– Masanobu Fukuoka
1. Ailing Agriculture in an Ailing Age
2. The Illusions of Natural Science
3. The Theory of Natural Farming
4. The Practice of Natural Farming

The One Straw Revolution- Masanobu Fukuoka
• Limits of the Scientific Method
• A Modest Solution to a Difficult Problem
• Research for Whose Benefit
• Food Mandalla
• Natural Farming
-No Cultivation
_No Fertilizer
-No Weeding
-No Pesticides


Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture– Sepp Holzer
1 Landscape Design
2 Alternative Agriculture
3 Fruit Trees
4 Cultivating Mushrooms
5 Gardens
6 Projects


Winterhaven Gardens
YEAR THREE: August 2014


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YEAR THREE: July 2014

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YEAR THREE: June 2014

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  • Section One: Permaculture Ethics and Principles PDF
  • Section Two: Principles of Natural Systems and Designs
  • Section Three: Pattern in Design
  • Section Four: Forests and Trees
  • Section Five: Establishment of Vegetation and Trees
  • Section Six: Garden Strategies
  • Section Seven: Soil- Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Section Eight: Seeds and Nurseries
  • Section Nine: Water Cycles and Management
  • Section Ten: Water in Landscape
  • Section Eleven: Aquaculture and Mariculture
  • Section Twelve: Dryland Characteristics
  • Section Thirteen: Dessertification
  • Section Fourteen: Domestic Animals and Wildlife
  • Section Fifteen: Wildlife Management and Biological Pest Control
  • Section Sixteen: Buildings and Structures
  • Section Seventeen: Desert Housing
  • Section Eighteen: Appropriate Energy Conserving Technology
  • Section Nineteen: Waste Disposal and Recycling Section
  • Twenty: Design for Catastrophe Section
  • Twenty-one: Settlement Design Section
  • Twenty-two: The Invisible Structures of Settlements Section
  • Twenty-three: Permaculture Design Project



Winterhaven Gardens
Phase Two: 2012-13

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Winterhaven Gardens
Phase One: 2011-12

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