Books and Links
If you have any questions you will find there is a lot of good info on the Internet. Just put in simple keywords and you will find answers to many of your questions. As different opinions are offered you will have decide what you wish to take on.
I have collected the sites listed here with simple web surfing, most were just on the first page to come up. Others were found through links in other sites and recommendations.
While the sites listed here contain a great deal of good info, I don’t necessarily agree with everything in them.
In fact, some of these websites do not agree with each other on certain points but a few minor points of disagreement is no reason to reject what is generally good info, so it's up to you to decide what info you use.
Recommended Books Available Online
'The One Straw Revolution' by Mr. Masanobu Fukuoka.
'The Natural Way Of Farming' by Mr. Masanobu Fukuoka.
'The Road Back To Nature' by Mr. Masanobu Fukuoka.
'Water for Every Farm - Yeomans Keyline Plan' by Mr. P. A. Yeomans. http://www.keyline.com.au/
'Permaculture: A Designers' Manual' by Mr. Bill Mollison. http://www.amazon.com/Permaculture-Designers-Manual-Bill-Mollison/dp/0908228015
'Introduction to Permaculture' by Mr. Bill Mollison. http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Permaculture-Bill-Mollison/dp/0908228082
'How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back' by Ruth Stout.
'Gardening Without Work' by Ruth Stout.
'Esther Deans Gardening Book: Growing Without Digging' by Esther Deans, (1977) Harper and Row.
'Leaves of Life'. by Esther Deans, (1994). Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-7322-7099-5
'No-Dig Gardening' by Esther Deans, (1994). ABC Books. ISBN 0-7333-0941-0.
Cornucopia II: A Source Book of Edible Plants http://www.amazon.com/Cornucopia-II-Source-Edible-Plants/dp/0962808725
‘Edible Forest Gardens’. http://edibleforestgardens.com/
'LikLik Buk', village technologies. http://www.echobooks.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1257
Permaculture Guide Book for East Timor. http://www.skinnyfishmusic.com.au/site/store/item/a-permaculture-guidebook-from-east-timor
Find on-line or at your library. If your library does not have a copy of these books, they can order it from another library for you. If a book is not in the national library collection then the library will purchase it for you. When you are finished with it, that book will then be on the shelf for others to share.
‘Organic and Sustainable Gardening’ by Paul
‘The One Straw Revolution’ by Masanobu Fukuoka.
‘From the Forest to the Sea. A Story of Fallen Trees’. U.S, department of agriculture.
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‘The One Straw Revolution’ can also be found at this address
'The City Forest. The Keyline Plan For The Human Environment Revolution' by Mr. P.A Yeomans can be found at these address’.
Free scan of 'From The Forest To the Sea. A story of Fallen Trees', published by the U.S.Department of Agriculture.
‘Bombing the Deserts with Clay Seed Pellets. Popular Mechanics. Oct 1947’.
‘Permaculture Timor Lorosa'e’ by Lachlan McKenzie and Ego Lemos written in Tetum, (East Timorese).
“The Formation Of Vegetable Mould, Through The Action Of Worms, With Observations On Their Habits" by Charles Darwin, Ll.D., F.R.S.
Surprisingly interesting reading for a book about worms. He was a great writer as well as a great scientist.
Keyline plow http://www.yeomansplow.com.au/
Larry Korn http://www.onestrawrevolution.net
Sustainable community and industrial design http://www.mcdonough.com/
Masanobu Fukuoka can be seen making seed balls and detailed info
One Straw Revolution http://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/creator/paradiseonearth.htm
One Straw Revolution http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyFukuokaMas.htm
Keyline notes http://www.yeomansplow.com.au/priority-one.htm
Soil and Health http://www.carbonfarmersofamerica.com/Holmes1.htm
Natural Sequence Farming
Rich Soil http://www.richsoil.com/
Garden Guides http://www.gardenguides.com/
East Timor http://www.egolemos.com/EL/permaculture.html
Permaculture in Darwin http://www.enjoy-darwin.com/permaculture-design-course.html
Gaviotas, a Sustainable Town in Columbia http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004910.html
Story of Lenigrad Seed Scientists, Pavlovsk Seed Bank
Cuban Organic Revolution
Hope in a changing Climate - documentary about the use of ground covers and terraces in repairing degraded land for farming and land care reducing erosion on the Yangtze River.
Slow Food Cities
Fruit Tree Map
This is a map of fruit trees, untended or leaning over fences, in Melbourne. This is a great idea that should spread around the world.
The StubbleStar is technically a new seed furrow opener, a no till sowing device which enables crop growers to sow seeds directly through stubble (and into the soil) thereby eliminating the need to remove or burn the stubble. Seed furrow openers create a well-defined groove in the soil where the seed and fertiliser can be placed at the proper depth.http://grdc.com.au/director/events/groundcover.cfm?item_id=publication-issue59&article_id=482BC0D6E64506386D0787176520EF83
Animated maps of the Earth showing changes through the seasons over the last ten years regarding smoke and fire, CO2, cloud cover, snow, etc http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/
Download of Nasa time lapse animation of the Earth on fire.
Southeast Asia on Fire
Google Earth image of swales built by FDR to ''REPAIR THE NATION'', ease topsoil loss and flooding
Brown cloud 'causing health problems in India', video
Moon Planting Charts
For Australia and Southern Hemisphere
Prince Charles. Environmentalist and Grey Water Gardener
"As the King is the water,
I shall be the forest.
The forest devotes its loyalty to the water"
HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand
December 20, 1982
Kings and Water
Comparison Charts Tropical Crops
Medicinal Plants Nepal
Flowers of India http://www.flowersofindia.net/
India Nature Watch http://www.indianaturewatch.net/
The Plant Observatory http://www.natureloveyou.sg/
Plants of Africa http://www.plantzafrica.com/
Weeds of Australia http://www.weeds.org.au/
Western Australian flora http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Plants of the US http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/
Worm Farm Composting Toilets
Hay Bail Urinals
Organic Cleaning Recipes
Methane Digester Plans
Fuel Efficient and Smokeless Stoves
Organic Pesticide Recipes
Milk controls powdery mildew in pumpkins and other plants
Search this site for Mosquito Control
Phytoremediation - Removing Toxins from Topsoil
Vietnam's Forgotten War Victims
Children of Agent Orange
US. Birds, building and placing boxes
Bird box with video camera. UK
Australia. Boxes for Birds, Bats and Possums. Detailed info.
If you have any trouble bringing up these web sites, try reducing them down to their dot com address. Then you can search the website for the relevant information.