26th May 2022


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Small and Slow Solutions – free download

I truly believe this is the best introduction to Permaculture out there. Read it and learn, no matter how experienced you are. This is a work of genius with lots of links to further learning.

Jon Kean, Permaculture Association Britain


Small and slow solutions permaculture in school and community sector39 publications
Permaculture in School and Community


A resource book for teachers and trainers
A manual developed for in-field trainers, with permaculture students in Northern Uganda, at Maaji and Bidibidi refugee settlements 2018.

This version has been updated for use as a course handbook for the Kumi/ EUPO PDC 2020.

30 pages, many illustrations, in black and white and large type for easy photocopying or reading from a smartphone


Permaculture Design Course Curriculum

This is the core PDC curriculum as outlined by the Permaculture Association of Britain. On a PDC we try to explain these key ideas in theory, on the blackboard, visit actual sites demonstrating the ideas/ show slideshows of ideas in practice and take part in practicals. This reinforces and develops an understanding of these ideas in theoretical, visual and practical ways.


Tropical Permaculture Guidebook
Produced as a collaboration between Permaculture from teachers from East Timor and Australia. It is an all encompassing work. It is broken into chapters. Click for a 41mb download of the chapter on Home and Garden.

A gift of ‘permaculture knowledge’ from Timor-Leste

The revised and expanded international edition is a comprehensive reference guide to tropical permaculture. This unique book provides practical information for anyone, regardless of experience.


A gift of permaculture knowledge from Timor Leste,

United Nations Refugee team produced a permaculture handbook 2001 and have critiqued its strengths and weaknesses in refugee situations. It has much to offer, but if the refugees themselves are invested in the place, or developing longer time strategies then its potential can be limited they point out. It is copyright but I am sure we can share for evaluation purposes.

Free downloads, please make a donation if you are able to.

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Worldwide, mainstream aid projects tend to deal with the symptoms of problems, rather than the problems themselves. In fact, often aid projects actually exacerbate the root issue, by supply free food and clothing that undermines the ability of people on the ground to make a living. In other words, we put them out of their low carbon business, forcing them off the land into cities where they must become part of the consumer treadmill, or perish.

But, sometimes, people with clear heads and unselfish hearts manage to help in much more substantial ways. The links to follow are to individual chapters of a Farmers’ Handbook created by Chris Evans (UK) and Jakob Jespersen (Denmark), who have spent considerable time in Nepal, helping to develop locally appropriate methods and technologies that can help the people of Nepal live better lives, and sustainably so.

Although the information is specifically tailored for Himalayan conditions, almost everyone will find some useful ideas and information in this comprehensive work. The whole handbook is 50 chapters in 5 volumes – a total of 792 pages, including 170 pages of colour photos and illustrations.

trees and shrubs for uganda
Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda
Your permaculture resources really modelled me so much to becoming a better teacher Everyday I will always work and support the movements, thank you Mr Jones .
Lakers Tommy
Permaculture teacher and student, Uganda
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