Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemmenway.  A guide to home-scale Permaculture.

Root Cellaring by Mike and Nancy Bubel.  Store your bounty for year-round eating.

Edible Forest Gardens, Vol II, by Dave Jacke:  A fantastic resource for Forest Gardens, this book also has an excellent section on design.

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison is a useful reference for Permaculture principles, ideas, and designs.

Food Not Lawns by HC Flores.  A great book full of ideas about gardening and community development.

City Chicks by Patricia Foreman.  Everything you need to know about keeping chickens and integrating them into your garden in the city.

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. A masterpiece on creating spaces that are functionally beautiful and timeless.

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland.

The Transition Handbook, From oil dependency to local resilience, by Rob Hopkins.

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren. Thoroughly explains Permaculture principles and how they can be applied in many areas of life.

Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots by Sharon Lovejoy.  Fun activities for children or the inner-child in all of us.

Websites A social networking site for Alaskans interested in Permaculture. Outlines the essence of Permaculture.


The Anchorage Permaculture Guild has monthly potlucks to network, share info, and form working groups. Get involved by going to

The Cooperative Extension Service is a wealth of information.

The Alaska Botanical Garden offers a chance to see edible plants in our climate and network with plant experts.

Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association another wealth of local knowledge.


Red Edge Design offers home energy audits and upgrades, workshops, garden consultations and design to help you create your own urban homestead.

Backyard Harvest offers urban farm design and installation in Anchorage.

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