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Permaculture Resources / Web Sites Books / Pls Post

David S.
Washington, ME
Post #: 79
I have added a lot of new content to recently.

I have added significant new content to the agaricus and oyster pages (and others)



A new page on dyeing fabrics and paper with mushrooms.


Some photo galleries.


Gorham, ME
Post #: 42
Here is an interesting video on permaculture gardening in the mountains of Germany. It is a bit torrent, so you will need a bit torrent program like Azureus or similar­

Another, shorter video is about 5-10 minutes on a test permaculture garden in the desert in Egypt, of all places


Here is the link to that short video download­
A former member
Post #: 66
Check out this brand new educational website created by Richard Telford in Australia.


Lisa F.
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 282
Wow! that's fabulous!! One of best graphical presentations of permaculture info I've seen (and I'm a big fan of E. Tufte and good presentation of complex information).

I'll find a way to work this into the main body of our meetup site!
Aaron P.
user 6845673
Falmouth, ME
Post #: 7
I have been collecting useful documents for a few years, i'm going to upload my collection in individual parts to megaupload so it will be available to everyone. If people are interested i can also setup a bit torrent of the whole thing, just let me know if you want it. Most things will be in .RAR files, if you dont have the software to open it try winrar.­

Permaculture Collection, I downloaded this as one part, but its pretty huge so i'll break it up into 3 parts.

Part 1 - http://www.megaupload...­
building techniques:

  • (ebook - self build) strawbaleguide
  • 50 straw bale house plans
  • earth-sheltered houses
  • straw bale primer
  • strawbaleguide


  • (Gardening) Backyard Composting - Recycling A Natural Product
  • Backyard conservation guide to Compost
  • Text - Gardening - Leggett, Frances - Tea Leaves


  • Compiled Herb Info
  • Earthdawn - Herbs and Plants
  • Cooperative Ext - Growing herbs
  • ditto - ornamental herbs

Part 2- http://www.megaupload...­

Sorry this file is extra large, i didn't realize there is a audio book in there.


  • an introduction to permaculture - sheet mulching
  • Backyard conservation guide to Mulching

Pest Control:

  • ManagingPestsOrganically
  • Pest Control - Organic solutions
  • slugs and snails in gardens
  • stored food pests faq

raw food:

  • (Audiobook) david wolfe - nutrition and raw food
  • [Health][Raw Food][Education] David Wolfe-The Sunfood Diet Success System(selected chapters)
  • [Health][Raw Food][Education] SunFood-15-Hybrid Food
  • (Bruno Comby) Raw Food Nutrition
  • Raw-Food-Read-and-Share
  • superfoods

renewable energy:

  • build a wind turbine - windmill plans
  • CRC Press - Wind and Solar Power Systems

Part 3: http://www.megaupload...­
trees and orchards:

  • [E-book - ENG] Simon Henderson - Building a Bamboo Farm, Using Permaculture Principles in Bamboo Agrofor
  • apple trees for every garden
  • larry santoyo - constructing the food forest orchard - permaculture
  • Tree Planing
  • Tree Planting

water and rain:

  • build install rain barrel
  • Create_A_Rain_Garden
  • Pond
  • steve solomon - gardening without irrigation
  • WaterMgt
  • Wetlands

Everything Else:

  • (eBook-Gardening) Growing Raspberries
  • (eBook-Gardening) Growing Vegetables At Home - Questions And Answers
  • (Gardening) Blackberries And Raspberries In Home Gardens
  • (gardening) Care of the Vegetable Garden
  • (gardening) Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture
  • (gardening) Growing Seed Sprouts at Home
  • (gardening) Harvesting Vegetables from the Home Garden
  • [eBook-En] HowTo - Hydroponics Cultivation - Keithe Roberto
  • bill mollison - the foundation year-book of the permaculture academy
  • david holmgren - essence of permaculture (version 3.0 - april 2004)
  • Forest Gardening.jpg
  • how do you live without electricity
  • KinsaleEnergyDescentActionPlan
  • kirk hanson - permaculture, perennial urban food systems
  • pioneering%20knots%20and%20lashing­s
  • Urban Permaculture
  • Wildlife
  • woodstoves

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses By Michael A. Dirr


These are .doc files with pictures embedded.

From Library Journal
Serving as an ideal companion to Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs (above), this classic manual offers thorough information on the woody trees and shrubs used in landscaping. Aside from each plant's physical description, there's also an elaboration of hardiness, growth rate, culture, diseases and insects, landscape value, cultivars, and propagation.

Permaculture Documentary with Robert Hart and Ken Fern (of plants for a future)
{if you haven't checked out PFAF yet, DO IT NOW:­


The Royal Horticultural Society's Book Of Plant Propagation: Seeds, Roots, Bulbs, Corms, Layering, Leaf Cuttings, Budding and Grafting.

This is a .PDF file, you need acrobat if it wont open­

Lisa F.
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 301
Yikes! Aaron, where have you been hiding!!!??? I hereby dub you "Keeper of all things informational" and/or our local permaculture archivist. Rock on. And thanks!!!
Gorham, ME
Post #: 151
Here's a good PDF file from Cornell Cooperative Extension, of all places, on companion plants.

It isn't as thorough in number of plants as the GHOrganics site, but it breaks things up into repellant plants and helpful plants.

Cornell Companion Plant PDF
user 3022592
Portland, ME
Post #: 145
Aaron & Zengeos, for a next generation-up person like me your expertise with the web wows me. I had never heard of uTorrent but I went ahead and downloaded it. It's taking forever, I saw that it was "done," but when I tried to to click the "Farming with Terraces and Raised Beds," I got this message: "The Torrent you are trying to add is already in the list of torrents. Do you want to load the trackers from it?" I clicked "yes" and that process is still going on. Guess I'll trim Francis' beard and come back and check. I have no idea what "trackers" is all about.

Gorham, ME
Post #: 153

Bittorrents are a form of distributed file sharing.

The torrent file you click on to download is just the tag file. It lists the pieces to the actual file being downloaded and connects to the main tracker for the file. The tracker is the location that *tracks* where all the pieces are coming from and going to, to ensure the file is reassembled in the right way.

Typically, when you start to download a torrent file, you must assign a program to the file. In your case that would be uTorrent for you, I guess. I use Azureus, myself.

Now, when your bit torrent client program loads the torrent file you downloaded it will start connecting to the various other computers downloading the same file and start sharing parts between them until the file is completely downloaded onto your computer (nowadays it's called file transfer, not downloading).

A couple things to look for:

The more people connecting to a torrent as either seeds or peers, the better. This means you should get a faster file transfer as more people are available to transfer pieces to you.

Stay away from rar files. If you download a rar file you must also unrar it once downloaded. If you have an unrar program you are probably ok, though.

Hope this helps.

Lisa F.
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 370
Elaine -

A layperson's way of thinking about it would be like..... if I have a really large amount of data or a super big file that I want to share with others, it can be essentially broken up into bits and distributed to a wide variety and multiplicity of people/computers...those can all be "seeds." Then my chosen software for this (there are lots) can go out and request all those bits, get them and re-assemble them for me to use. No one has to have massive and expensive hardware and bandwith if everybody helps with the little bits.

I simplify...but you get the picture.

Think "distributed infrastructure" instead of "centralized infrastructure." This concept can also be applied to how we feed, power and govern ourselves as well!
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