How to Use Our New Permaculture Library

One of the things we found when searching for permaculture materials online is that there is a lot of chaff to sift through to find the viable seeds. If you click on a “permaculture” video that shows nothing but dancing hippies or tells you to buy lots of drip irrigation and soil amendments, you’re in the wrong place.

In order to put some of the best sources in one place, we’ve created a permanent permaculture library for our website that you can access from the upper left navigation tabs (where it says “Home, About, Contact,” etc.).  Click here to view it.

Photo Caption: Learning to mimic natural ecosystems in the garden provides for less work, higher productivity, and long lasting sustainability.

Here’s a sample of two videos in our library. The first is only 5 minutes long and quite possibly the answer to all the world’s problems. We’re not just saying that:

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The second has the beautiful production quality, footage, facts, and narration you’d expect from the BBC — accessible to any grandmother, friend, boss, neighbor, spouse, expert permaculturalist, or random stranger:

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View the rest at the permaculture library. If you have suggestions for materials we should add, please let us know in the comments.


Eliza Lord

I'm a Greenville, SC native (the Appalachian foothills) who wears the hats of Greenville Master Gardener & Upstate Master Naturalist. I love to write about food and sustainability.

4 thoughts on “How to Use Our New Permaculture Library”

  1. PlantPostings
    Twitter: plantpostings
    - April 9, 2013 12:02 pm

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Donna@Gardens Eye View - April 9, 2013 5:28 pm

    This is wonderful as so much is out there and I have found much is not valuable and instead confusing…
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  3. Mark Willis
    Twitter: marksvegplot
    - April 10, 2013 1:56 am

    You’re right, there is a lot of rubbish talked about this subject, and most websites covering it are actually trying to sell you something.
    Mark Willis´s last blog post ..Cane-supports

    1. Eliza Lord
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - April 10, 2013 2:03 pm

      Yeah, there are a ton of static-sounding, shaky videos out there that may or may not contain good info but are turn-offs based on how they are produced. Then I find well-made videos with completely false advice (or dancing hippies — I don’t mind that they are dancing, I mind that they’re calling it permaculture). When someone asks me about permaculture I’d like to be able to recommend some quality, easy-to-digest info.

      Fortunately there is a ton of it and it’s fun to collect it! :)
      Eliza Lord´s last blog post ..How to Find Permaculturalists in the Upstate

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