Permaculture for Beginners

Permaculture is much more than gardening, it's about using design thinking to build sustainable human habitats that regenerate nature.

New to permaculture? Awesome! We’ve got you covered.

Grab these free resources and enjoy the selection of beginner friendly articles from the magazine. Bookmark this page and welcome to the family!

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Coloring Book

A joyful introduction to the permaculture principles, for all ages! Free downloadable PDF with original artwork and writing.

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Permaculture for Beginners

Here’s a selection of entry-level articles that permie veterans will enjoy as well.