Farmer Phil’s Permaculture: The Original Permaculture Children’s Book — 7 Comments

  1. I checked out Phil’s site after listening to the interview, and I was really excited to see that he wrote a kids book. I ordered it right away and it arrived on Sunday. Our son is 2 and between my wife and I, we easily read 6+ books to him a day. Since Sunday afternoon we’ve already read it at least 4 times.

    Right now, he really loves the “windmill” and the “other windmill,” but I can see that this will be a fun and easy way to introduce the ideas of permaculture to him. Thank you so much Phil! This was definitely something lacking in the permaculture area. So excited to start my kids off with a permaculture mindset from day one, instead of them having to wait until they are 30 to find it!

    • Eric,

      THANK YOU. It really is humbling when I hear about people reading the book my wife and I wrote to their children. And you’re so right about being exposed to permaculture young. I would be so much further along if I was exposed to it as a child, not as a second career.
      Thanks Again,

  2. Linked to it from Permies a month(?) ago, it is a really great book to expose kids to permaculture principles and supplement their hands on learning. Roly Polys are a gateway to soil life!
    This book is going into our Little Free Library as soon as its built. I saw the website on the back this weekend and hadn’t made the connection until then.
    Thanks Jack!

  3. It’s very nice of Phil to offer it as a free .pdf. Thank you.

    My children have mostly been learning permaculture through osmosis. When your dad is a garden writer and mad horticultural scientist, you tend to pick some things up. Heh.

  4. I printed this book from Peak Prosperity’s website and I have read it myself several times. The pictures are so bright and it’s written so clearly to understand. I gave a copy to all of my grandchildren. Thank you so much for sharing.