PermArboriculture

Resources

Habitat at Home – Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Recommendations for working habitat into a home landscape for pollinators, birds and other wildlife. 

Farming the Woods. Ken Mudge & Steve Gabriel. 
  • Comprehensive approach for transforming a woodland into a multidimensional food producing system, employing principles of agroforestry, permaculture, forest gardening, and sustainable woodlot management into the concept of a whole-farm organism.

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway. 2009. Second Edition. Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont 
  • This is “the” book I recommend for anyone interested in learning more about permaculture.

Restoration Agriculture: Real-world Permaculture for Farmers. Mark Shepard.
  • The best description I’ve seen for managing rainwater on a property. Living on a relatively significant slope (10 - 15%) and without a surface water source, I’ve turned to Mark’s strategy of key lines and swales to capture, move and store rain water. This approach has also transformed our farm with the formation of linear plant guilds planted on the swales.   

Public Research, Private Gain: Corporate Influence Over University Agriculture. Food & Water Watch. www.foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/public-research-private-gain
  • If you’re on blood pressure medicine… then it might not be a good idea to read this report. 

Whole Systems Design   http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com
  • An amazing Vermont permaculture farm that demonstrates how a small ecosystem consisting of a resilient landscape, a home and food production system are mutually beneficial. It’s also the home of Ben Falk, author of The Resilient Farm and Homestead.


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