The list author says: "Permaculture is the combining of many facets. It's architecture, town design, road engineering, gardening, forest management, wildlands enrichment, plant propagation, farming, animal husbandry, energy resourcing, waste containment, herbal lore, ecology, and the kitchen sink, all wrapped up in one. Caution: It's highly addictive! Once you understand the principles, you won't be able to stop seeing how every place could have been better designed."
"One of the most useful books I own. Highly recommended. Ideal for homeowners remodeling or building; for city planners, construction companies, farmers, anyone who deals with buildings, roads, pathways or other places used by human beings."
"The BEST introduction to permaculture, highly recommended. Don't be put off by the title if you aren't into earth-as-goddess. Frankly there's none of that in this book. It's all practical advice from a man who knows everyone in the permaculture world."
"Amazing fellow from the Tyrols of Austria-Germany. He reminds me of The Man Who Planted Trees. His ideas are so common-sense and easy to use, I found myself saying 'wonder why I didn't think of that!'"
"Incredible book that I've checked out more times than any book from my local (southwestern AZ) library. The pictures will help you understand why building with earth can help people reconnect with the natural world in almost a therapeutic way."
"Don't buy this out-of-print book here, find the free download on the internet. Very useful for the beginner, highly recommended. Note: This is NOT the more expensive Permaculture: A Designer's Manual, which is hard to find for under $100."
"Great ideas from a man who is earning $80,000 profit yearly from his small acreage in Maine. Very detailed and quite intensive gardening methods that go beyond my skill level but highly recommended for the hoop house design for simple economical greenhouses that hold up to severe weather."
"Incredible ideas from an Australian farmer. He proved that a specific kind of simple plow, used on contour, can transform miles of eroded hardpan into luxurious, productive farmland. Something else happens too: The climate changes from drought conditions to regular rainfall in 2 years."
"Amazing pictures! Amazing details! And the author, an adobe builder herself, shows us step-by=step how to a build super-efficient, old-fashioned adobe fireplace that will draw well and cost almost nothing."