These Permaculture and Biodynamics Resources comprise a list of essential readings which Avice and Hazel helped me put together from the much-loved books they've collected over the years.
I've also put in some books recommended by Nick Barlett, the verme and biodynamics expert whose farm we visited, and some of the videos we saw on the course. I've also included some of the authors whose information I've found invaluable in putting all this information together.
Please note, if you click on the link you'll be redirected to information about that product or how to purchase it. Some products are pretty rare so getting them might be difficult but I've done my best to ensure there's a way to order either online or by mail.
Ultimately, I'll eventually try and review some of these books and documentaries on the site so you'll have an idea of what they're about. In the meantime, enjoy learning!
Permaculture and Biodynamics Resources: Must-read books:
Natural Disease and Pest Control: Henry Elwell and Anita Maas (this is an incredibly valuable resource, but not easy to come by as I can't find a way to order online). It's worth the effort though, it only costs (according to echonet.org) USD 6 within Africa/USD 8 elsewhere, from the Natural Farming Network - Zimbabwe, P.O. Box CY 301, Causeway, Harare, ZIMBABWE; phone 726538/731541; fax 263-4-723056
The global gardener series (not available on Amazon). This four part series covers temperate, dryland, tropical and cool climate permaculture strategies). Watch termperate climate permaculture strategies below:
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Eco-travel & Lifestyles
Hi, my name is Melissa and I created this site together with photographer Christopher List to help spread awareness about green lifestyles and travel, so everyone can learn how easy it is to live in a sustainable way. Enjoy!
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