Book List

Recommended Books
A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia - Martyn Robinson
A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland - Steve Wilson
Australian Stingless Bees - John Klumpp
Backyard Poultry - Naturally - Alanna Moore
Bamboo Rediscovered - Victor Cusack
Bats - Les Hall
City Permaculture (volume one) - Earth Garden Publications
Create an Oasis with Greywater - Art Ludwig
Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture - Rosemary Morrow
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia - Simpson & Day
Food Not Lawns - HC Flores
Gaia’s Garden – A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture – eBook by Toby Hemenway
Getting Started in Permaculture - Ross and Jenny Mars
How can I be prepared with self-sufficiency and survival foods? - Isabell Shipard (local author)
How can I grow and use sprouts as living food? - Isabell Shipard
How can I use herbs in my daily life? - Isabell Shipard
Local Food - How to make it happen in your community - Tamzin Pinkerton & Rob Hopkins
No-dig Gardening & Leaves for Life - Esther Deans
Organic growing with worms - David Murphy
Organic Vegetable Gardening - Annette McFarlane
Outdoor Classrooms - a handbook for school gardens - Carolyn Nuttall & Janet Millington (local author)
Permaculture - A designers' manual - Bill Mollison
Permaculture – A practical guide for a sustainable future – Bill Mollison
Permaculture One - Bill Mollison & David Holmgren
Permaculture Plants - Jeff Nugent & Julia Boniface
Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgren
Permaculture Two - Bill Mollison
Radical Homemakers - Shannon Hayes
Share. A permaculture cookbook - Northey Street City Farm
Smart Permaculture Design - Jenny Allen (1st edition titled 'Paradise in your garden') (local author)
Teaching Permaculture Creatively - Robin Clayfield & Earthcare Education (local author)
The Basics of Permaculture Design - Ross Mars
The Bee Book - Beekeeping in Australia - Peter Warhurst & Roger Goebel
The Best of Permaculture – A Collection - Max Lindegger (local author) & Robert Tap – A collection of works that appeared in newsletters published by various Permaculture groups and the International Permaculture Journal.
The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia - Louis Glowinski
The Humanure Handbook - Joseph Jenkins
The One Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka
The Permaculture Home Garden - Linda Woodrow
The Rodale Book of Composting - Rodale Press
The Transition Handbook - Rob Hopkins
Tropical Food Gardens - Leonie Norrington
You Can Have Your Permaculture and Eat It Too - Robin Clayfield (local author)
What Garden Pest or Disease is that? - Judy McMaugh (non-organic, but good reference guide)
Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum Publication


Establishing a Food Forest - The Permaculture Way Series presented by Geoff Lawton
Harvesting Water – The Permaculture Way Series presented by Geoff Lawton
Introduction to Permaculture Design presented by Geoff Lawton (includes local properties)
Permaculture Rainbow Valley Farm NZ
Permaculture & Organic Gardening - ABC's Gardening Australia
Relocalisation - how peak oil can lead to permaculture - presented by David Holmgren
Think Global - Eat Local a diet for a sustainable society - SEED International (local production)
Wonderful World of Herbs - Isabell Shipard (local presenter)

Earth Garden - Australian based, available at most newsagents
Permaculture Magazine - UK based, but available in a few Sunshine Coast newsagents - if yours doesn't have it, ask for it. Contains a lot of useful articles, particularly on urban permaculture, Transition Towns, groups and community activities.

Other good reads...
Blessed Unrest - Paul Hawken
Building Social Business - Muhammad Yunus
The Freedom Manifesto - Tom Hodgkinson
The Lorax - Dr Seuss
The Social Entrepreneur - making communities work - Andrew Mawson