Permaculture Design Notes


Sharing a clear, concise and accessible synthesis of permaculture design from the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) curriculum as well as a teaching manual sharing top tips for teaching any subject. Includes best practices for planting, seed saving, food preservation, medicine making & green building.

This work has been fully created by volunteers, led by Delvin Solkinson with many collaborators. The book is a free download online. It is also available as a cloth bound, foil stamped, hand numbered, limited edition collectible book printed on Forest Stewardship Council Certified (FSC) 100% recycled paper. As of August 2022 there are 300 of these books remaining. Get on the ground team and help support this project by ordering a copy.

Deepest thanks to the core team for epic level contributions : Kym Chi, Grace Solkinson, Dana Wilson, Tamara Griffiths and Annaliese Hordern. Grateful for proof reading from Niki Hammond, Tes Tesla, Stephanie Johnson & Katie Houle. Thanks for amazing illustration by Brenna Quinlan and design by Alexa Spaddy. Extra thanks for art from Ben Tour and Martin Bridge, especially in the companion Elements Game. Source inspiration and content comes my teachers Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, Larry Santoyo, Toby Hemenway, Looby Macnamara, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Michael Becker, Starhawk, Patricia Michael, Geoff Lawton, Mark Lakeman, Max Lindegger, Sam Bullock, Doug Bullock, Tomi Hazel, Jude Hobbs, Susun Weed, Robyn Francis, April Sampson-Kelly, Graham Bell, Aranya, Chris Evans and many more