Toby Hemenway’s “Gaia’s Garden”

This is the “accessible” guide to Permaculture—a word you’re going to hear a lot of for the next century as resources get more expensive. I call it accessible because the other texts available are not perhaps as well organized for the person just starting out their understanding of these systems. We were cursed with oil, and in the “Green Revolution” we used it for everything in industrial food production: fertilizer, pesticides and automation for planting, spraying and harvesting. Permaculture shows a way to produce food for yourself, your family and your future generations of family without causing more damage to the biosphere’s climate and diversity.