Pre-course Resources


The contents of this video series will be most useful to people familiar with basic notions and concepts of permaculture. Participants to the Whole Systems Design permaculture design courses were encouraged to read or watch several documents, books and videos prior to attending the course. Below is an extensive list of the recommended resources and references.

Permaculture and Design

Ecology, Land Use and Relationship



Gas and Food


Toxicity and Vitality 


Seed saving


Herb Gardening and Medicine-Making


Growing at-risk and endangered plants


Food as Medicine


Collapse/Cultural Succession






Other Valuable Books