Resource List

A running resource list of items discussed or mentioned in class will be maintained here throughout the year.




El Coronado Ranch video

Water Rainglers

Human Planet BBC series  and on Netflix

Curitiba Brazil: ” A Convenient Truth” film, and “The Invention of Money” in This American Life, also in Planet Money and related stories in Planet Money



Cradle to Cradle:  Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart

Tending the Wild by M. Kat Anderson

Permaculture:  A Designers Handbook by Bill Mollison

The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country by Peter Banes

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

People and Permaculture by Looby Macnamara

The Empowerment Manual by Starhawk


Books on the table:

Edible Forest Gardens by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier

Permaculture Design Magazine

The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk

Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren

The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins

Practical Permaculture For Home Landscapes, Your Community and the Whole Earth by Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein

1491:  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann

The Permaculture City by Toby Hemenway

Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains by Lisa Raynor

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The Forest Garden Greenhouse by Jerome Osentowski

Water For Every Farm by P.A. Yeoman

Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land by Gary Nabhan

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander

Rainwater Harvesting Vols. 1 and 2 by Brad Lancaster

Water by Steve Solomon

Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets

Let it Rot! by Stu Campbell

Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Arlene

Long Descent by John Michael Greer

Archdruid Report by John Michael Greer

Gaviotas by Alan Weisman

Changes in the Land by William Cronon

Little House on a Small Planet by Shay Salomon

The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander

The Nature of Order by Christopher Alexander

Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen

Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson

Mind and Nature by Gregory Bateson

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible by Charles Eisenstein

Farmers of 40 Centuries by F.H. King

Humanure Handbook by Joe Jenkins

The Biochar Solution by Albert Bates

The Natural Building Companion by Ace McArleton

The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins

Builders Greywater Guide by Art Ludwig

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land by Gary Paul Nabhan

The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne

Fidelity: Five Stories by Wendell Berry

Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains by Lisa Rayner

The Straw Bale House by David Bainbridge

Rainwater Harvesting by Brad Lancaster



Larry Santoyo  “The Infinitely Quotable”  Google him to find podcasts featuring Larry Santoyo, and before you know it you will be quoting Larry Santoyo too.

Brad Lancaster’s website is an amazing treasure trove of resources

Looby McNamara’s website: and book:  People and Permaculture –

Heather Hackman’s website on social justice (including climate justice): , Resource Page: and blog:
Elaine Ingaham
Natural Resources Conservation Services NRCS
ATTRA National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
Johnny Select Seeds
Cooperative Extension Master Composter
Colorado Mycological Society
Aprovecho Research Center
Open source ecology
Living Building Challenge
The Tracking Project