The privately curated library at Daruma Ecovillage is stocked with over 800 books either with ‘Permaculture‘ actually in the title, or books that are directly related to the topics covered in our Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses and Natural Building Courses.
You can see a selected listing of the books by following the above link to the Library page, and on the Library page itself, we have provided you a link to the ‘Library Thing’ website, which we use to catalogue our books. That can be searched, filtered and ordered if you would like to check if we have a specific title before your visit.
Although our time is very much occupied during a Permaculture Design Course at Daruma, we do try to pack in as much as possible. A thorough review of the literature, is one of the things that is of course well outside the scope of a PDC. We do, however, have a physical Library on-site with over 1,000 books covering all the many fields that you could think of within any of the Permaculture Domains of Action.
So, an ‘optional activity’ is for Students to carry out a brief review of a book that informs or underpins permaculture thinking. This can be a book a student chooses individually, or that has been suggested to them by the Daruma team. You can see these permaculture book reviews here.