Resources

Websites, articles, documents, video clips, audio clips, books anything that may be of use!

On the web

Peak Oil

Climate Change

Energy descent / Transitions

Permaculture

Books

Essential Transition Reading

  • img017The Transition Handbook – Rob Hopkins                       

Permaculture

  • The Earth Care Manual – Patrick Whitefield
  • Permaculture, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgren
  • How to Make a Forest Garden – Patrick Whitefield
  • Plants for a Future – Ken Fern
  • Permaculture in a Nutshell – Patrick Whitefield
  • The Woodland Way – Ben Law

Transition and Peak Oil

  • The Transition Timeline – Shaun Chamberlin (released end of March 09)
  • The Party’s Over – Richard Heinberg
  • Powerdown – Richard Heinberg
  • Depletion and Abundance –   Sharon Astyk
  • Future Scenarios – David Holmgren

Growing Food

  • Vegetables in a Small Garden – RHS
  • Organic Gardening the no Dig Way – Charles Dowding
  • The Seed Savers Handbook – Cherfas et al
  • The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency – John Seymour
  • Backyard Composting – Roulac
  • Biodynamic Agriculture – Schultius

Food Systems

  • The End of Food: The Coming Crisis in the World Food Industry – Paul Roberts
  • Not On The Label:  What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate – Felicity Lawrence
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma:  The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World – Michael Pollen
  • Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why It Matters – Andrew Simms

Community

  • Creating a Life Together – Diana Leafe Christian
  • Coming Back to Life – Joanna Macy
  • Rekindling Community – Alistair McIntosh

Energy

  • How to Live Off Grid – Rosen
  • Do It Yourself 12volt Solar Power – Michel Daniek
  • Off the Grid – Duncan Kerridge et al

Eco Building

  • The Whole House Book – Borer and Harris
  • Natural Building – Woolley
  • Places of the Soul – Christopher Day
  • A Pattern Language – Christopher Alexander

Crafts

  • Traditional Woodland Crafts – Raymond Taybor
  • Green Woodwork – Mike Abbott
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