Permaculture Resources

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 ( 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.


Arthur Benjamin TedTalk: The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers

The Fibonacci Sequence

Dan Barber: How I Fell in Love with a Fish

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Planting the Rain to Grow Abundance: Brad Lancaster Tedx Tucson

Permaculture Design Plans & Manuals

Beacon Food Forest, Seattle WA.

Teal Farm, Huntington VA. Design Plan

Utah State University Moab, Moab UT. Design Plan

Utah State University, Moab, Moab UT. As-Built Garden Map and Key, designed by Claire Core:

Utah State University Moab Site Operation Manual 

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 Websites

Heartwater Farm

Permaculture Association: Forest Garden Research

Permaculture Institute

Real Earth Design

Whole Systems Design

Permaculture Documentaries

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic

Permaculture and Water Harvesting Information sheet

Watershed Regeneration and Permaculture Selected Resources