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.

'Permaculture: A Designers' Manual' by Mr. Bill Mollison.

'Introduction to Permaculture' by Mr. Bill Mollison.

'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

Edible Forest Gardens’.

'LikLik Buk', village technologies.

Permaculture Guide Book for 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. 

Free E-Books

‘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.


Web Sites


Keyline plow

Larry Korn



Sustainable community and industrial design  

Masanobu Fukuoka can be seen making seed balls and detailed info

One Straw Revolution

One Straw Revolution

One Straw

One Straw

One Straw

Keyline notes

Soil and Health


Natural Sequence Farming 

Ruth Stout

Rich Soil


Garden Guides

East Timor

Permaculture in Darwin

Soil Health

Gaviotas, a Sustainable Town in Columbia



Home Drainage

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.

Satellite Images

Animated maps of the Earth showing changes through the seasons over the last ten years regarding smoke and fire, CO2, cloud cover, snow, etc     

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,+Arizona&sll=37.579413,-95.712891&sspn=38.999941,92.724609&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FfjB6wEd2CFj-Q&split=0&t=h&ll=32.219691,-111.212229&spn=0.005618,0.007575&z=17&iwloc=A)

Brown cloud 'causing health problems in India', video

Plant Identification

Flowers of India

India Nature Watch

The Plant Observatory

Plants of Africa

Plants of Hawaii 


Weeds of Australia

Western Australian flora 

Plants of the US

Bird Boxes

US. Birds, building and placing boxes


Bird box with video camera. UK

Australia. Boxes for Birds, Bats and Possums. Detailed info.

GMO Danger

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.

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