Check out these informative sites about permaculture in action.
Permaculture Design Course
Many permaculture design certification opportunities are popping up across the USA. Before registering, however, you may wish to verify that the certification provided is recognized as valid by the Permaculture Institute USA (http://www.permaculture.org/). Permaculture Institute USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotion of permaculture through education, and by establishing professional practice standards for the permaculture movement. Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute’s work focuses on education and alliances.
Permaculture Design Plans & Manuals
Beacon Food Forest, Seattle WA.
Utah State University, Moab, Moab UT. As-Built Garden Map and Key, designed by Claire Core:
- Northeast garden map
- Southeast garden map
- Shade islands map
- Front entry garden map
- Canyon gardens map
- Plant palette map key
Utah State University, Moab New Campus Architectural Design Plans Phase 1: USU MOAB Feasibility Study (includes an entire chapter on permaculture design for the campus)
Permaculture Design Research
Brain, R., Adams, J., & Lynch, J. (2017). Mitigating projected impacts of climate change and building resiliency through permaculture: A community ‘Bee Inspired Gardens’ movement in the desert Southwest, USA. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 223(11), 505-515.
Ferguson, R.S. & Lovell, S.T. (2013). Permaculture for agroecology: Design, movement, practice, and worldview. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 34(2), 251-274.
Mang, P. & Red, B. (2011). Designing from Place: A Regenerative Framework and Methodology. Building Research & Information, 40(1), 23-38.
Permaculture and Water Harvesting Information sheet