Overview of permaculture.
Constructing the Food Forest Orchard
Instructions on constructing a “food forest”, or an orchard setting that mimics nature. These concepts can be applied to other aspects of permaculture gardening and mimicking natural systems.
The Ethics and Principles of Permaculture
Transcript of a lecture from David Holmgren, co-founder of permaculture design in Australia.
General resource on permaculture. Includes list of terms, beginner’s information, etc. Also has bookstore and list of resources elsewhere on the web.
Ten Steps to an Organic Permaculture No-Dig Garden
Steps intended for a 1/4 acre backyard block.
A Permaculture Primer
Central source of permaculture explanations and resources. Meant for beginners.
Includes online resources, photolog, and an explanatory list of the 12 permaculture principles.
ATTRA, Companion Planting: Basic Concept and Resources
Article including basics of companion planting, companion planting chart, and other references.
Elissa’s Companion Planting Compendium
Bare-bones website listing companion plants, not-so-compatible plants, and plants that attract and repel insects. Also a section on natural plant sprays.
A brief document that I put together. Has a chart listing plants and their respective good and bad companions as well as other resources to check out.
Permaculture Garden Construction
Cowflies.com, Keyhole Garden
Branch of the “Send a Cow” charitable organization which hopes to alleviate poverty through livestock and sustainable farming training. This page has explanatory guides of how to make keyhole gardens. Very helpful, thorough, and has pictures.
The Gardeners Calendar: Permaculture, not Monoculture
Short, informative guide on keyhole beds as well as herb spirals. Also covers the concepts of the zone system.
Gardening Know-How, Keyhole Garden Beds: How to Make A Keyhole Garden
Short article with instructions on constructing a keyhole garden bed.