A collection of links to various permaculture related people, projects and organisations.
co-originators of permaculture:
David Holmgren (1955-)
David Holmgren’s website offers articles, presentations, various publications as well as information on projects, courses and tours.
Bill Mollison (1928-)
Bill Mollison has inspired countless people to take action. He has published various books including Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual, and made articles available on the site.
also see the work of:
Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008)
Worked over 65 years to develop a system of natural farming. Wrote The One-Straw Revolution in 1975, a best-selling book that described his life’s journey, his philosophy, and farming techniques. Mollison writes “perhaps the most significant book on permanent agriculture”.
Howard T Odum (1924-2002)
Known for his pioneering work on ecosystem ecology, Odum’s work was a strong influence on systems thinking in David Holmgren’s book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, which is dedicated to him.
PA Yeomans (1904-1984)
Australian inventor known for the Keyline system for the development of land and increasing the fertility of that land.
Sepp Holzer (1942-)
Pioneered the use of ecological farming / permaculture techniques at high altitudes in Austria which he has been practicing since 1962.
collaborative efforts / events / tools:
Wikipedia definition of permaculture
A encyclopedic definition of permaculture with many references and links.
A living and growing collaborative effort to facilitate the exchange of information about permaculture, sustainability, environmentalism and organic gardening and farming. A resource for permaculture designers, teachers, activists, students and everyone else!
Worldwide Permaculture Network
A rapidly growing interactive database that’s showcasing the exciting, solutions-based work being implemented by permaculture projects and practitioners worldwide.
We The Trees: Crowdfunding platform
A crowdfunding platform that helps connect those with the desire and the designs to those with the resources, to help make permaculture, sustainability, social and educational endeavors become a reality.
Taking over from the ‘Permaculture International Limited’ (PIL) website it contains news, articles, social networking, info on Accredited Permaculture Training (APT) and Permafund.
Permaculture in United Kingdom
Home of the UK permaculture network & the Permaculture Association (Britain) with links to international permaculture groups and extensive resources.
Permaculture in New Zealand
A national hub in promoting and empowering permaculture education, activism and advocacy in Aotearoa NZ.
Home of the long running UK based ‘Permaculture’ magazine with articles, an editors blog and DIY projects from readers.
Home of the long running US based ‘Permaculture Activist’ magazine with articles and links to international permaculture groups.
Permaculture Research Institute
Contains regularly updated news from a wide range of authors along with links to various other permaculture related sites.
energy descent and climate change information:
The Oil Drum
Facilitating civil, evidence-based discussion about energy and its impact on our future.
An essay by David Holmgren that looks at the cultural implications of peak oil and climate change.
Post Carbon Institute
Providing individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century.
Post Carbon Cities
Providing resources on energy and climate change, designed specifically for the people who work with and for local governments.
responses to energy descent and climate change:
Supporting community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness.
Information and news on how to build a world of resilient communities (formerly energybulletin.net)
A Melbourne based organisation that has been set up to help people get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban permaculture systems.
Seed Savers Network
Dedicated to the preservation of the genetic basis of our food supply, seedsavers can help you get involved with or start up your own local seed saver’s network.
Plants for a Future
A resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses.
Kitchen Gardeners International
Empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve greater levels of food self-reliance through the promotion of kitchen gardening, home-cooking, and sustainable local food systems.
Green Home Project
A well documented retrofitting project in Canada that transforms a 50’s style energy guzzler to an energy efficient and resource conserving home.
Retrofitting your home
A guide on how to retrofit your home with respected permaculture practitioner Rosemary Morrow.
Michael Mobbs has been a pioneer of ‘sustainable living’ and is based in Sydney.
Sustainable World Radio
Bringing you in-depth interviews, news, and commentary about creative, exciting, and innovative ways of living.
A media cooperative project that uses web video technology to educate the community about grass-roots solutions to sustainability such as gardens in schools, community gardens, home gardens, healthy eating and lifestyles, ecological farming, broad-acre permaculture, organic farming and agroecology.
A list of articles from the journal published seasonally since 1992 from the Southern Highlands Permaculture group in the cool climate region of S.E. Australia.
Founder of the ‘transitions movement’, Rob Hopkins’ blog that has daily updates. It’s topical, amusing, engaging and explores the emerging transition model in its many manifestations.
Home of the Permaculture Principles website and the Permaculture Calendar, the house embodies the ethics and design principles to transform a run down old bungalow on a small suburban block, to a showcase in sustainable design.
A couple of city kids make the tree change to rural New South Wales. Book reviews, do-it-yourself projects, videos and more.
The Greening of Gavin
An ordinary Australian man who has a green epiphany whilst watching a documentary and transforms his life, keeping an incredible record of his journey.
A vast resource for those looking for an introduction, inspiration or to further their understanding on the matter.
PRI Permaculture Forum
Permaculture discussion forum set up by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.
Aussies Living Simply
Working towards the creation a sustainable future by becoming more self-reliant.