An Online Permaculture Reader Resource

the author, Doug Crouch

This online PDC handbook is a collective creation brought to you by TreeYo Permaculture, headed by Doug Crouch. It is a fair share service to those who are seeking information about various aspects of Permaculture. By using a multimedia approach, we embody the permaculture principles and bring concentrated information to a central node. We really hope that you will leave comments or questions so that the collective genius of the Permaculture community can be realized.  Through this blog/book format, we can have an open dialogue and co-create so that future users can access not only the valuable information presented but also discussions and comments brought by you the users.

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Much of the information is derived directly from the curriculum presented in our courses and is a reflection of our take on Permaculture. The project of the PDC Handbook is a massive undertaking and we welcome any feedback to help drive it forward.

Furthermore, this is an online reader for those who will be taking permaculture courses with us or other teachers.  We feel that it is a testament to the permaculture philosophy of being completely open-source with everything we do, Cooperation not Competition.  At the same time we also recognize the intellectual property involved and we wish to honor the system of Collective Commons. Thus please do give us credit for our work here and please share this resource widely.

The Website is structured to echo the 14 chapters of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual with an additional three sections: Food Fermentation (Bill actually considers his most important work to be his book Ferment and Human Nutrition), Natural Building, and Animal Systems (emphasizing Holistic Management).

This is also the same framework in which we organize our Permaculture Design Courses (PDC). We find that people come to our regular TreeYo Permaculture site from googling things like Earthships and swales. So we have created this site, which is a five year project to create, and will be directing you as well to other places with more information so that we are not reinventing the wheel.

*** If you do use the pics or logos please give us credit on your site as you will see that we do the same. Enjoy the website and please do contribute anyway that is of value! ***

Paw Paw, a temperate fruit from the tropical Anona fruit family
Paw Paw, a temperate fruit from the tropical Anona fruit family

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12 thoughts on “An Online Permaculture Reader Resource

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  2. Calamity Jane

    i just wanted to say what a wonderful idea, and generous gift of time and energy this reader is! i am deep into The Manual right now, not in a course, just at home, and having any external perspective on it is helpful. thank you!

    1. cdoug_e

      Thank you Calamity. I am loving the experience of writing about Permaculture. it is deepening my knowledge. Please leave comments as you begin to implement as well. Cheers

  3. Hi Doug,
    thank you for this reader… I appreciate it very much to have this opportunity to review some of the things we’ve learned! I have to admit it is sometimes hard for me to concentrate on the spoken words and write them down at the same time… so it’s great that I can have a look at it again in piece and quiet and at my own pace…! So thanks a lot and I hope to see you in Jamaica…

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  5. Hi Doug,

    We ‘meet’ again. I just had time to review one your email notifications that came through. I find this Manual.. great stuff.. and I recognise your drawings about which we communicated about in the past, but I know I have been so busy that I did not follow them up. Still too busy to do so now. But I have taught a PDC and then shared the PowerPoint’s on our website (bottom of – feel free to link to them and I will put a link to your Manual too. The more shared info out there the better. Cheers dude

    1. cdoug_e

      Thanks mate spread the word for sure on it! Going to press publish now on patterns chapter!

  6. Kidon Shalomah

    Home, sweet home! Love this space guys! 😀 shout out from Cape Town, South Africa. I’ll be passing this on to aaaaall the guys falling prey to the perma-bug I’ve been infected with recently.

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