Grow a permaculture garden that is as resilient as a natural ecosystem with these resources.
Learn how to design, establish, and maintain your own permaculture forest garden through case studies and lists of the best edible and useful plant species.
All about growing a stress-free garden using permaculture techniques. Learn how to deal with challenges such as small space, sloping land, poor soil, and shade.
Highly recommended for beginners and professionals who want to learn how to create an edible backyard ecosystem. Build a productive garden with biodiversity in mind.
An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests
Your #1 multipurpose permaculture plant for biomass production, attracting beneficial insects, and more. Grow this sterile-seed variety to prevent spreading.
Growing Fruits & Vegetables
This 24-packet set by Botanical Interests Seeds is the survival stash of seeds to have on hand for food security. These tried-and-true heirloom varieties have been around for 50 years or longer.
Makes digging, weeding, and planting a cinch. Mine is over 10 years old and looks like new. Go ahead and get this good quality garden knife that lasts forever. By Gardener's Supply Company.
Great edible landscape design ideas. I love the 'Luscious Landscape Index', which rates fruit crops based on flavor, time investment, maintenance, difficulty, etc.
A biologist takes you on a tour of his organic orchard developed using permaculture design, in this feature-length film. Learn techniques for setting up your own system.
All-in-one amendment blend by Organic Mechanics that includes biochar, worm castings, compost, and more. Light and porous, encourages aeration. Improves and nurtures soil biology.
Improving Soil Quality
An edible cover crop for compacted or nutrient deficient soil and the no till garden. Creates lots of biomass and attracts worms. Leave these in the ground to decompose.
Important tool for loosening and aerating soil in the no till garden without destroying structure and soil life. Don't skip this annual step in repairing compacted soil.
Adds vigor to the garden by providing nutrients and activating beneficial microbes. Bang for your buck: Spray on top of other soil amendments to activate them.
Sow under fruit trees, in forest gardens, and in garden paths. Fertilizer, living mulch, and pollinator attractor all in one. Pre-inoculated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Richest known natural fertilizer that attracts beneficial organisms and neutralizes pH. I make my own but always need more! Trustworthy source, OMRI listed.
Growing & Using Herbs
Calendula is an edible flower with many medicinal uses. Essential in my vegetable garden for trapping pests and attracting pollinators and beneficial insects.
Preserve your fresh herbs by air drying them on this attractive hanging rack in a cool, dry, and dark room. Indestructible, mine is about 10 years old. By Gardener's Supply Company.
Start your herbalism journey at home with this self-paced course from Herbal Academy. Over 34 lessons, you will feel comfortable and excited about selecting herbs and making wellness-promoting preparations.
This 9-packet set includes herbs well suited for making salves, tinctures, and other herbal preparations while attracting a variety of pollinators with beautiful blooms. By Gardener's Supply Company.
Cute as a button flowers make an excellent herbal tea and a nutrient rich mulch for fruit tree guilds and food forests. Companion in the vegetable garden.
This 8-packet set of beautiful, edible, flower seeds by Botanic Interests Seeds will bring colorful cheer to your garden or edible landscape. And the culinary possibilities are endless!
Create gorgeous and delicious landscapes with planting suggestions, combinations, and design ideas from the vanguard of the edible landscaping movement.
Perfect for hard-working gardeners' hands. This soothing, healing herbal salve by Catskills Comfrey is made on the farm from farm-grown comfrey, arnica, and calendula.
A convenient, all-in-one kit that includes 5 galvanized pots, a leak-proof tray, organic seedstarting mix, and a set of 5 organic kitchen herb seeds. By Gardener's Supply Company.
I've had this model for years! Compost kitchen scraps indoors and harvest worm castings for the garden simply. Includes a variety of accessories to save money in the long run.