Bogen om Permakultur (written and published in the Danish language) gives a clear, easily read and currently updated introduction to the term permaculture as well as the vision and the practical use of the design process.
”Permaculture is a holistic design process, that provides the techniques and tools we need to regenerate natural resources and reverse climate change- which is already well on the way to destroying our natural resource base, and throw the planet into a catastrophic and irreversible situation.
Permaculture offers that counteraction that we need. With permaculture we could in the space of a short time, acheive a carbon neutral lifestyle, and even acheive a lifestyle that directly counteracts climate change by sequestering carbon.”
The book gives many reasons for the importance of permaculture and offers practical solutions for:
- forest gardening and raised bed systems
- agroforestry and animal husbandry,
- holistic grazing and permacultural grain-growing
- carbon sequestering housing from local materials
- local energy solutions
- aquaculture and grey water treatment
- country-town links
and much much more, so we can take practical action. All of this is supported by photos from more than 60 permaculture projects in Scandinavia.
The authors of the book are placed at the centre of the scandinavian permaculture movement and have 20 years of experience with the implementation and development of practical permaculture. Mira Illeris og Esben Schultz were the initiators of the Nordic Permaculture Magazine and still edit this magazine to date. (Tidsskrift om Permakultur)
here you can find reviews of the book
Nordic Permaculture Magazine
“Tidsskrift om Permakultur”
The magazine is edited and published by the small business LevBæredygtigt. Permaculture Denmark and LevBæredygtigt have since 2014 been in collaboration around the magazine, so that the associations members can receive the publication twice a year. The magazine is packed full of interesting articles about permaculture-related subjects and news from the three nordic permaculture associations, including Denmark.
Permaculture – Nordic Yearbook
The Nordic Yearbook has been published every year since 1997 in collaboration with the permaculture associations of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. A limited number of these publications are stored and can be ordered. Ask about availability and prices. The last Nordic Yearbook was published in 2013 and from 2014 the new Permaculture Magazine will be sent out to members of the danish permaculture association. They can also be bought directly from LevBæredygtigt.
Practical and Theoretical Permaculture
FOREST GARDEN ARCHETYPES –A catogerisation and systematisation of forest gardens, which is a very god theoretical frame for understanding the various types of forest gardens. Based on examples from England.
Candela Vargas Poveda’s 50-page booklet has plenty of pictures, measures and illustrations from forest gardens. It contains lots of inspiration, new design methods and examples of various techniques of how to keep a forest garden. Download it here: FGA Booklet.
If you would like to know more, please read her master thesis, which describes how the booklet was made: Mst.Thesis Candela Vargas
Revolution disguised as gardening? An encounter between political theory and permaculture in Denmark
Sarah McCarthys thesis answers questions such as: to what extent permaculture can be seen as political action? how would a permaculture utopia actually look? and what are the biggest barriers to getting there? In order to complete the thesis, Sarah has spent a great deal of time with local LAND centre coordinators, the board of Permaculture Denmark and also some of the associations members.
Permaculture in an nutshell, of Patrick Whitefield
Permaculture – A Designers’ Manual, Bill Mollison
Textbook with explanation of the basic principles of permaculture with examples from all over the world. Written by the founder of the permaculture movement.
Published 1988, 2. edition 2002, 576 pages, ISBN 0-908228-01-5
Introduction to Permaculture, Bill Mollison
Summarised and edited version of Mollison’s two first books “Permaculture One” and “Permaculture Two”.
Published 1991, 2. edition 1994, 216 pages, ISBN 0-908228-08-2
The Permaculture Way, Graham Bell
Brief and easy, popular publication. 237 pages.
How to make a forest garden, Patrick Whitefield
Practical introduction to planning and installation of a garden based on renewable plant systems – a so-called forest garden. The examples come from England and therefore, installation- and plant-wise applicable many places here in the North. 168 pages.
Future scenarios, David Holmgren
Planning of a future with both oil- and climate crisis.
Published 2009. Paperback ISBN-13 978-1-9-0032250-8