Giveaway: Introduction to Permaculture book

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So who would like a copy of this fabulous book? It’s one of the favourites of our permaculture library, and also the textbook we give out to students at our Intro to Permaculture courses.

The reason for choosing this as our introductory textbook is simple: it’s a great introduction to permaculture theory and practice. It’s also a good choice as a gift, if you’re looking to get someone excited about ecological design…

Small space permaculture garden out the back of Lucille's flat in Sydney, using good design to grow good food

Small space permaculture garden out the back of Lucinda’s flat in Sydney, using good design to grow good food

Designs for ensuring clean rainwater collection - illustration from Introduction to permaculture

Designs for ensuring clean rainwater collection – illustration from Introduction to Permaculture

Sample polyculture planting for productive, edible seasideforest - illustration from Introduction to Permaculture

Sample polyculture planting for productive, edible seasideforest – illustration from Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture as a book is very much not just about gardening. It covers concepts for building design, rainwater harvesting, energy generation, animal systems and many other facets of sustainable human systems.

A great book for sparking ideas and getting your brain clicking next time you sit down to figure out a permaculture design for your garden, verge, spare room, house, school or wherever you’re at.

So! Who wants their very own copy of this iconic, awesome, and very readable book? (Er, not the exact copy above, that’s one of our much-thumbed Milkwood library copies. We’ll post you a nice new one).

Comment below and we’ll roll the dice Wednesday morning, choose someone, and let ‘em know…

Alternately, you could come along to one of our Intro to Permaculture courses and get a copy that way, along with 2 days of intensive permaculture knowledge. Just sayin.

Student designs form a recent Milkwood Permaculture Design Course

Student designs form a recent Milkwood Permaculture Design Course

>> More posts on Permaculture here…

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331 Comments

  1. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ooh, pick me please! I’d love a copy of my own.

  2. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:11 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy of the book! We are always looking on how to improve our ‘backyard food production space’!

  3. Vikki
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love a copy! Thanks :-)

  4. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    OOh! OOH! OOH! Me! I do! I do! Hey today is my birthday! This would be a great B-day gift… Jus sayin! LOL. Thanks for all you do, I love your newsletters they help me a great deal.

    Live long and prosper!

    Lonnie

  5. Amy Stefani
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy! Looks great. Thanks for the contest!

  6. Clayt Kruger
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! I’d LOVE my very own copy of this iconic, awesome, and very readable book! Thanks!

  7. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    Having obtained a 3.5 acre woodland as a youth project we have spent 10 months preparing ourselves and saying ok what are we going to do? The answer is permaculture. The reality is, I don’t have a clue what that means…. I’m a youth worker, but this project is exciting. I’ll be learning alongside the young people! Of course a book like this would give me a head start!
    Thanks for the blog. It has already been an inspiration and given me too many considerations. I would love to go back to a simple veg plot or maybe I wouldn’t.
    Rich

  8. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    We have just mulched and composted our whole front yard to the verge…. we want to plant a forest garden for our neighbours to see…. would love ‘Introduction to Permaculture’!

    • Posted April 3, 2013 at 7:11 am | Permalink | Reply

      Jonathan you’ve WON A BOOK! yay! please email your name + mailing adress to kirsten at milkwood dot net – huzzah!

  9. anthonypickering
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    I could pick up a copy when I am up there for the natural building course and save you the postage :) :)

  10. Alissa
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi there! I would love a copy :D

  11. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy!

  12. penny clark
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    i would love to have this book…i would share the wealth of knowledge with everyone..thanks for the opportunity

  13. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to have a copy! I am just starting my garden after the 15th of April.

  14. serudji
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to have a copy! I am starting my garden after April 15th. Pick me:)

  15. James bell
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    Me, me, pick me please :)

  16. Claire Johnson
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy!

  17. Paul Comstock
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    A wonderful book I’d love to own.

  18. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love one!

  19. James
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    Pick Me! :)

  20. Jessica
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would really like a copy of this book please

  21. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    Considering I’m about to buy a new house with 2 acres of terraced lawn just itching to be planted (and is nowhere close to a big town), this would be the absolute must-have for our move-in! With four teenagers still at home, growing and raising our own food is a no-brainer.

    In short, please and thank you! <3

  22. Gisele
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh man, that looks like a great book! I may have to put it on my wish list.

  23. Radha Case
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy!! I live in London so I live in hope…

  24. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would write a comment to get a copy of this book!!!

  25. Leonardo Cannone
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would read it and apply it.

  26. Karyn Simpson
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy

  27. Toni
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love this book!!!

  28. Rennae Wallace
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy please!! I am forever borrowing it from the library and to be able to have my own would be awesome :)

  29. Catherine Christmas
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy and gratefully out it to good usethis gardening year!

  30. bevvy234
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy. I could do more gardening instead of wasting time on the internet trying to find good information(your great site excluded).

  31. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Pick me please! Just a single mom trying to teach her daughter how to live independently and locally. We plan our gardens every year and I would love a book to pass on to her when she is old enough to move forward with gardens of her own!

  32. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of this book!

  33. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    That would be fantastic! I’ve learnt so much already, but a book to read and refer to would be awesome – fingers crossed!

  34. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to add a copy to my Permaculture book family. Thank you for offering it as a contest. I love your posts and wish I was younger and closer. Peace

  35. Iona Dunbar
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    ooh, looks like a brilliant book! i’m from Scotland and we have had some weird weather the last few years so i’m keen to see what direction i can get from looking into permaculture. please pick me!! :) xxx

  36. Kathy Hatch
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am an elementary school teacher and would love a copy! Sharing the passion of permaculture with our future leaders!!! :)

  37. Marcela Brandao
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, yens, yens!! I do want one!!! I also have lotes of friends i would like to share all this beutifull knowledge ! Please please please!!

  38. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d be hightly appreciative of a free copy of that awesome book.

  39. Jodie Lawson
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    A copy of my own would be fantastic!

  40. Annie Gilchrist
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy. We want to do more in our preschool setting. xx

  41. Logan turner
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to add that to my collection

  42. jane
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to come and do your amazing course, but as that is unlikely to be happening anytime soon, a copy of the book would be really appreciated.

  43. Nan
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please! We’re moving along the path of sustainability and would love to have a guide to help!!

  44. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would lob one of these books, the local
    Indigenous communities would benefit,
    I can teach them :)

  45. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ohohohohohohoh Pick me.

  46. wwax
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ohhhhh pick me.

  47. Ashley
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please, i Just started doing a PDC with the good folks from VEG in Melbourne, this would be a great resource :) keep up the good work guys!

  48. Sonja
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Me please!!!! Trying to set up the farm so its complely sustainable.

  49. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would also love a chance to win, thank u!

  50. michelle
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    Looks like a great book! I’ll have to go see what the local library has.

  51. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would also love to win this, thank you!

  52. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    I was able to get this on an inter-library loan once – just throwing that out to everyone who isn’t selected. But I would love to have my own much-thumbed library copy! If you pick me, this 59 year old farmer, PDC and Polyface Farm Intensive weekend grad and Planning Commissioner promises to stack functions and use if for personal as well as community resilience!

  53. Ash
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please, i Just started doing a PDC with the good folks from VEG in Melbourne, this would be a great resource :) keep up the good work guys!
    (I got an error, sorry if this posts twice)

  54. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would be thrilled for a copy. We are a high passion, low income family that is not only trying to undertake a permaculture redesign of our property but also to raise our children with this way of thinking and acting.

  55. Gabe
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:05 am | Permalink | Reply

    If I could come for a 2 day workshop, I would. In the meantime, I will gladly enter the giveaway for the book.

  56. Albert Rios
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:05 am | Permalink | Reply

    You know you wanna give it to me…im using my jedi mind trick on you…..oooga booga!!

  57. Becs
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love one for my husband!

  58. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of this book. A friend of mine got a copy from her visit to your wonderful farm and she raves about it. I have a small block but every inch is being used for our own food. I would love a copy please.

  59. Larissa
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy! Your copy looks so well read that it is obviously full of great information!!

  60. cherie
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please!! Pretty pretty please!

  61. Beatrix
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy! Pick me! :)

  62. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:10 am | Permalink | Reply

    Alea jacta est!

  63. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    That would be awesome. Yes please :-)

  64. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    We desperately need Permaculture in Kansas….I am introducing the concept and philosophy at Wichita State University tomorrow! (Hopefully they won’t want to talk just about basketball.)

  65. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Mrs sensible and I would love a copy. If you roll the dice our number is 6.

  66. Katherine
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    We have a blank one acre just ready for permie applications!

  67. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    Good book, one copy would be great :)

  68. kkgale
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love that book. Although we have a great small space. We do not really know how to design and create what is in our heads. We try to be self sustaining but can’t put it together. That book would really help!

  69. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please!!

  70. Gary
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    wow good to see such a great response to this offer, we might just have a chance as a race and looking after our planet better with so many people starting to see the light & right way to live and grow, am sure the right person will get this book, the one who needs it most :)

    I am still picking nice red tomatoes temp climate , have everything built on the north facing side of my yard but still manage to find a way even we facing south gardens to get some good crops, so never say never there is always a way :)

  71. Mark Chadwick
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    With a 1200 m2 urban block built on 3 years ago I’d love to expand on my knowledge to further the transformation we are undertaking from former cow paddock on black peer clay to productive, sustainable food production and habitat. I am also involved in a food production start up at a local golf course and would love to share the permaculture message with that group.

  72. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great prize. I’m in. Cheers :-)

  73. Sally
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, pick me! We’re just about to move on to a blank slate of 2 acres and this would so help our planning.

  74. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Very much so, count me in! I am currently learning and trying to grow food, mostly in containers in a rental backyard. It is heaps of fun and I love absorbing all the new knowledge! I do need a lot more help and experience, though…

  75. Fawn
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    This book looks great!

  76. Wendy Williams
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    This book sounds very interesting! I would love to learn about permaculture!

  77. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Please let the dice roll my way

  78. Gary
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    what I meant was all the house etc is in the prime land eg north facing land so my garden is south facing, there’s a will there’s a way. happy growing all.

  79. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    I have been taking an 8 month Permaculture course and plan to take an advanced course this summer and get a teaching cert. I am so interested in this, I can’t get enough. It is the best way to have food security and save the plant. I would be honored to add this to my Permaculture collection.

  80. DW
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    That book is on my wish list!
    Thanks for all you do, I really enjoy the posts, and, if ever I get to Australia, (for more than just a layover, where I am not allowed off the plane, yikes…) I hope very much to visit.
    Take care, and my best;
    DW Burdwood-Porter

  81. Judie keech
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would Love a copy of the book as I can not afford to fly there for classes.

  82. Gai
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    I have a rural property that my son and I dream of turning into ‘crops, chooks and a cow’ when we are able to live there again. In the mean time I’m looking to learn all I can about sustainable planting and layout, solar installation, rainwater tanks and composting. Your book sounds perfect.

  83. Kerrie
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    oh yes please! I would love a copy

  84. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love it. Thank you Milkwood!

  85. Cass
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    If I had this book I could stop borrowing it constantly from the library and then other people might see it on the shelves more often and borrow it and learn about permaculture too :-). It would seriously help transform our post house build rubble into productive wonderland. Thanks for offering this prize and sharing your knowledge.

  86. James
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love a copy. Thank you Milkwood!

  87. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, what a great giveaway. Here’s hoping it comes my way. :)

  88. Adam M
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    pick me!

  89. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love this book! Please pick me :)

  90. Ben
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    very interested in getting into more permaculture, does the book have a section on shade growing plants.

  91. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am so excited to have the opportunity to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  92. katrina spark
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    A great resource to inspire our acreage in NW Tas! Thanks for your blog!

  93. Zack G
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would be thrilled to have a copy of this book =D

  94. Rae
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh gosh can you put e in the running, it would be amazing to own a copy.

  95. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great giveaway! What a fantastic resource !!

  96. Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    this book would be a fantastic incubator to the community garden library … currently in the research and begging phase :)

  97. Zack G
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would be thrilled to have a copy of this book!! =D

  98. Malchus
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    I could use one! :)

  99. aaem
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    i’d love a great reference to someday create connected gardens to frolic amongst!

  100. Ana Evelyn santiago
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    Need to have that book in Puerto Rico me me

  101. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    oh yes please… want to do one of your courses but between 2 fulltime shift workers living in another state it is getting very difficult… have my eye out for next years mushroom course…. want to run one in Brissie???

  102. Phil
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy to apply its principles to a newly acquired 21 acre property on the NSW far south coast….

  103. timinillinois
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds like a great book.

  104. Kim Martin
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Please pick me! I have a huge interest in all of that. But with a small child at home and a husband who travels for work, classes aren’t an option for me right now! :)

  105. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    BOOK BOOK BOOK!

  106. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    Happy Easter to everyone at Milkwood. I am spending Easter struggling with the Permaculture approach to 9 dry months then 3 months of rain in winter. Maybe this book would take me a step closer to resolving the issues of water.

  107. Nicole
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am new to permaculture, owning a copy of this book would be an ideal starting point to what feels like an exciting journey of change ahead!

  108. Deirdre
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    would love this please xxx :D

  109. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for posting this :-)
    I think just because you actually endorse this book and have given it a good wrap is enough for me to want to buy it.
    It’s hard to find good sources at times to learn new skills.
    You have a great path and a good website!
    Thanks

  110. Tiffany Frey
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh how I NEED this. I do ALOT of reading but all on the internet. I miss the feel of a real book in my hands where I can mark on the pages and use real bookmarks. And the information… Oh the my..the wealth of information here!

  111. Karina
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’m week 3 of my happy garden and loving every day. It feels like such an achievement.

  112. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love to take your class but given that we live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, I think it unlikely so maybe the book? That would be great!

  113. Mario
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would be awesome to get this book! :) Happy Easter!

  114. Marie Boisclair
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love this book! I borrowed it from the library once and LOVED it! It’s definitely the kind of book that would be useful in the bookshelf as I know I’d refer to it again and again!

  115. Tania
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    We’re dreaming of escaping Sydney and living sustainably on our own patch of dirt. I’m busy reading everything I can lay my hands on in preparation, so we can hit the ground running when we finally get there. This book is on my reading list but I don’t have it yet, so winning a copy would be a big help, not to mention EXCITING!

  116. melissa
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    this would be excellent . Long term gardener who has decided that ther emust be a better way.

  117. Doug
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy

  118. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    Look at all those comments! Fantastic! Congratulations to a fantastic group of people all keen to get into their garden and their world. But yeah – I’d live a copy too! Send it on over, and we’ll continue to Leo spread the word!

  119. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Each weekend I work on my veggie garden and today I am trying to get an aquaponics set up going.. sadly have to work full time and support my adult dyspraxic son so going on the course is just a far off dream.. instead I use books to work out how to do things…so would love one!

  120. bernadine carroll
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi I love your post they inspire me. With the help of other workers we have just set up a food garden at our community organisation for our staff disadvantaged clients. I enjoy picking produce from it to feed my self for lunch. I am now looking for property to be able to live my dream, my suburban back yard is to small for my growing aspirations to live sustainably. One day i will get to do one of your courses.

  121. Mira Makenna
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great Fan from Santa Cruz, California…wanting to co-create a similar community so I’ve been following and enjoying your growing adventures…MOST Inspired and would very much enjoy a copy to assist in the “germenation” process of my Dream Life coming into fruition *;-D Mira

  122. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I follow you from Crystal Palace Transition Town, London UK where we have started a number of community gardens – an edible and another based on the principles of permaculture.. You are an inspriation and it’s fun following opposite seasons. If we could twin, we would but only over social media :-). I’d love to give a copy of your book to my dear friends Jonno and Cat up in Brisbane. They have a piece of land near the Granite Belt where they are at the start of an adventure to live sustainably.. Your book would be the perfect intoduction to Permaculture and no airmiles either. well not from the UK at least. Thank you for sharing your adventure. x

  123. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would also love to own a copy of this book. For 2 reasons 1) big permaculture follower trying to design my own 5 acres right now… this would come in handy.
    2) books are the best!!! Thanks for being so informative

  124. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    We have a large yard, have been renovating, next few years….. huge learning curve as we plan and transform large yard into permaculture garden, huge need for planning ideas and instruction book to guide and inspire, to be offered one would be even nicer. I anticipate it will be well used and hopefully our garden will eventually be a good example of a permaculture garden. x

  125. Marg
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy, thanks!

  126. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy! I’ve been growing my own veg for 2 years now, but I’m ready to step it up that next level. Going to get chickens in a few months too! :)

  127. Cynthia Brink
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    Need to learn as much as I can to help make changes that will be good examples for others to explore that change is possible.

  128. JenB
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    I LOVE the diagrams you posted from the book. I’m just starting out my own little garden on rented property (first garden in 30 years!) and I’m doing my best to follow permaculture principles. I’m excited to begin this and dearly wish I had a way to pass on my excitement to family and friends. The diagrams and drawings I see make me want to draw my ideas in detail so that I can more easily pass them on to stimulate interest and understanding in others. Thank you for the inspiration.

  129. Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy. Am looking at my options to do a PDC in the coming year so would be good to do some pre-reading!

  130. Libby
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love a copy, got permaculture one but this might be a bit less advanced!

  131. fiona whiston
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would so love a copy

  132. Meg McGowan
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    I used to have my own copy of this book until someone borrowed it and forgot to give it back. It’s an amazing book that stretches you mind so effectively you can’t remember how you used to think before you read it. I promise if I win a copy I will never, ever loan it to anyone!

  133. Fiona Thompson
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    if there’s a spare copy to be had count me in please Milkwoodians!

  134. Dianne
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    Spring is fast approaching and I would love to use some of your fantastic techniques in my garden. What a wonderful thing to give out the book. Thank you

  135. Jean Barberi
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    I HATE MY LAWN! I never wanted one but didn’t know what other options were out there.. This book could give me the answers I have been looking for to help me replace my lawn with other, hopefully some edible, options. Thanks!

  136. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love winning this book! I’d really love to get it by taking your course, however, it isn’t financially feasible for me. Looking for something a little closer to home here in Ohio. Thanks for all the info you share with us!

  137. Alex Mateer
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    we would love a copy for our garden group and you wouldn’t even have to post it as we are visiting in a few weeks!…hope this isn’t an April fools???

  138. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please! This is the next step for me. As a Naturopath and Nutritionist healthy food is my passion. I now have a backyard that I could grow organic food in. I would love to permaculture the place and have a mini orchard :)

  139. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hey lady luck, get at me girl.

  140. Amy Joy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d be delighted to win a copy! It would be incredibly useful for the entire family :)

  141. Virginia
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please Milkwood, I’d love a copy. Happy Easter!

  142. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am new to the permaculture philosophy and need a basic guide to begin a park board project on a slope of a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. It butts up against the edge of a natural forrest and sounds like the perfect solution. The small town of Weston has long been a monoculture, agrarian society since the mid 1800′s. I believe that if we begin growing an example of permaculture and create educational signs explaining it, by the time it is a producing forrest garden, the concept might catch on. It is worth a try!

  143. Becky Schwinefus
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy! It looks amazing!

  144. Leigh
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy. We have just built (or still finishing off) a strawbale tiny house and have absolutely no gardens or anything yet, so we are a blank canvas and are looking get designed and planting

  145. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy, better yet I would love do the course, our 25acre property can do with all the help it can get. The course will have to wait (8week old baby), but I could get a head start on design ideas.

  146. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would never be able to get to a course so would love a copy, but I see so many before me would be a miracle

  147. Dr. William DeBolt
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    Living here in the Canadian prairies, we have a acre and half that we have been slowly but surely changing over to a permaculture stewardship. With the “hippie” change as the villagers call it, we have developed a change in our village and especially happy to say with the young childen that attend a local school here. We know that our organic vegetable garden, our honeybees, our seven apple orchard, our grey water system, our local perennial flowers, our solar passive very green home and our full rain (lots of snow) harvest. It would be fab to have a copy of this book in our library. Cheers to all and please take a strong stand against Monsanto (it is killing us and we know it… permaculture is one of the greatest way)

  148. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink | Reply

    Me! I’d love a copy! x

  149. Christopher Horacek
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    Support the youth! Let us read! 17 male from Georgia! Ps. Nick Ritar is my idol.

  150. Maria Elizabeth Zazzero
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    wow! lotsa comments_ all i can say is,”I need all the help I can get,so,this book would be handy. Besides,I like picture ;)

  151. Robyn Matthews
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to have this book. Love the website and and newsletter – can’t do any courses as I’m on very limited income. Do use principles for living every way that I can. Have been a fan of Bill Mollison for a long time.

  152. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    would love a copy, but would you send all the way to Canada??? =D
    u guys do great stuff!

  153. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, please!

  154. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love one to help us transform our boring suburban 1/4 acre block into a permaculture paradise

  155. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to add this book to my collection. I’m a student of permaculture here in Melbourne and I don’t have this book. It’d be incredibly helpful to have.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Cyndi

  156. Jenine
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Please Please could I have a copy, It’s never available at the local library!!

  157. Marius
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    I want to buy one, is it available online? Shipped to Canada.

  158. Alex S.
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to receive that permaculture book. I have a lot to work on with this red clay soil. Thanks.

  159. Anne
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love one. Love your reular posts. thanks for everything.

  160. Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! I would love a copy! Thanks :)

  161. Dani Croaker
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! I am an avid learner and fascinated by permaculture. I would love this book to be able to get started on setting up a food garden in our block! Keep up the great work! :)

  162. Debra Baker
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great idea on the book give away, I think this intro would be great for my daughter who is jsut getting her own place

  163. Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    This book is not available in bookstores in my country (Malaysia). I’ve been trying to get a free / subsidize copy of this book. (quoted price in Malaysia was USD300 – far beyond me). I only get to read part of the book at Google book online. The book would provide an invaluable resource to my community of Punan natural farmers here in Sarawak, Malaysia. Would love to get one.

  164. april
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy. thank you!

  165. Lindy at Mendooran
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of this book so I can use it as a topic for my kids home schooling! They love growing food but we haven’t had much luck with it over the last few years :(

  166. Kel
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the tip abut the book. My son loved the Farm Anatomy one.

  167. Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win a copy. I can’t wait for Bill’s new book to come out very soon.

  168. lisakamaralli
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love one have been trying and failing miserably with permaculture since moving to our property.

  169. Helen Ward
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Absolutely perfect permaculture information – would love the opportunity to kickstart my100 acres at magical Rutherglen Victoria – plus I’ll actually know what Cam is telling me.
    Thanks guys!

  170. Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy so I can stop getting fines on my local libraries copy that I get so engrossed in I forget to return it on time.

  171. Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    So many comments now! I’m on the constant search for inspiration renewal, as my journey into alternate living continues to lovingly unfold. Thanking yew Milkwood for your amazing emailz and effortz!

  172. Heather Krcha
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome!! Thanks for the great giveaway- my fingers are crossed :)

  173. Alana
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes Please!

  174. Annora
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    woo hooo!

  175. Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love to win a copy of this oh so important book which will truly alter every aspect of the way one see’s their current life and help with turning any problems into solutions! :)

  176. Ellen
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    As they say, gotta be in it to win it :)
    I love reading this blog, thank you.

  177. Loura
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m just getting started in permaculture and I would love a copy!

  178. RiatheDeer
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Is this open to a poor struggling Aussie who needs some help in figuring out how to survive off my own land? Coz if it is, I would dearly love your wonderful informative book! Cheers!

  179. Cheryl
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I plant to come to several (bees and fish and permaculture, the food forest one looked sooo good!) of your courses when funds and travel work out but a copy would be very handy in the meantime!

  180. Amy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    We’d LOVE your book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  181. jess
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    count me in for the draw please

  182. Agnes
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please! I would love this :-)

  183. Tracey
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I have wanted this book for some time, but sadly it’s not in the budget. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. Would be a great birthday present on Wednesday :)

  184. Angie
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I homeschool my two girls and this is our fav book! We have to borrow it from the library as we dont have a copy. We are studying permaculture and aquaponics and want to teach my girls how to grow all their own food sustainably. This book is a perfect learning tool for that.

  185. Paul
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love and appreciate this book!

  186. Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

    We would love this!

  187. Tiffany
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i’d love a copy! i’m currently accruing overdue fees from the local library for this book… have to return it tomorrow and couldn’t renew it as someone else is waiting to read it! how awesome is that! but yup read a little into it and decided it was one we HAVE to have in our library! wow!

  188. Charity
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh I love this book! I can’t wait to get a copy. Thanks in advance.

  189. Sharon T
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy I have an area all picked out ready to start and need this book for some advise – thanks for giving us the opportunity to win one….:)

  190. Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I see my chances are rather slim, but I shall definitely be interested in getting this book for my brother :)

  191. Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    One of those books I keep getting out of the library, and always think, must get my own copy one day. Though right now after spending a couple of hours in a bee suit on a hot day, I’m thinking, do I really NEED a book full of more ideas about what I could / should be doing, or should I just go lie down and have a nana nap :p

  192. Christopher Lamb
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Am very interested in the topic of permaculture,my backyard is no longer big enough for all the projects I have in mind.every chance I get i’m either in the garden or reading about it,so this book would get read cover to cover.

  193. Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m in, too! Great give-away!

  194. Lynell Rosenberg
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    My hubby & I would love to receive a copy. We left city life behind & bought a 70 year old church in a small country town in central west NSW. It took 2 years to renovate it to be our home, but we have just moved in :-D
    We want to start planning our vegetable & fruit garden on our one acre plot, but we need help. This Permaculture Book would be a blessing for us.

  195. Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a great opportunity to expand our library! Kindly include me in your drawing. By the way, I enjoy and appreciate your Tweets. Thanks for tons of valuable info.

  196. Shelley
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Awfully popular book! I’ve always wanted it too!

  197. Kaitlin schitea
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would cherish having this book, I can use it as my bible as I travel the world transforming landscapes and lives!

  198. Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This would go a long way on our 81 acre property near Somerset Dam in Queensland, on which we are working towards being self sustaining!! We love it here and want to learn a holisictic approch to keeping the land naturally beautiful and productive! :)

  199. Chris
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Since I have recently had 2 mini strokes (October 2012) I am unable to enroll in the permaculture design course I was hoping to this spring due to financial reasons (short/long term disability doesn’t pay much) this book would have been part of it and I would love the chance to own/read it and carry on my permie path minus the PDC.

  200. Posted April 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity to share some good knowledge through a tried and tested reference book. I’ll put my hand up for the draw. :)

  201. Posted April 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    200 comments? really? Ok let’s make it two copies, since everyone’s in such adoration of this text. Wow. Thanks for the enthusiasm, all :)

  202. steve
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing offer! Would like to be included please.

  203. Posted April 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love a copy of this, as I’ve been following your posts, and can’t get to do a course, but want to put the concepts into practice at my place and become more self-sufficient. Even though I have a disability, I can plan, plod along, and get some of these goals achieved. Having all the ideas in one place ( book) would be more helpful also, as I keep losing the bits of paper I write the ideas on! Thanks for you site and this opportunity.

  204. Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    YES PLEASE!

  205. Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I run http://www.buildingmalawi.com and am looking to learn more about permaculture for our projects in Malawi. Please pick me!

  206. Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve been trying to learn as much as possible about permaculture, I haven’t read this book yet, so would be great to win a copy!

  207. Wendy Goss
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    In three weeks, we’ll be heading to Tassie as caretakers at Bill Mollison’s Tagari Farm for the next 5 mths hrough Winter and would love this fantastc book to help us design our new purchase of land near there.

  208. Kathy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gladly throw my hat in the ring for a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book! Have borrowed it from the library a few times, would be great to own my own. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Very generous :)

  209. Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Please add my name to your the virtual hat. Thanks. :-)

  210. Rochelle Vycke
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    YES PLEASE- This book may be the ‘kick in the butt’ I need to finally create the garden if been dreaming about.

  211. Sylvia
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Bill Mollison was only ever available thru the library, then permaculture “courses” were unheard of. That’s why I love your site. I used to live in NSW but have now retired to tropical north Qld. I reckon if you can grow your own veges up here you’re a wizard! I have pawpaws and chilis growing like mad, all after cyclone Yasi, but anything else needs to be possum/wallaby proofed. I don’t want to “fence in” my whole backyard with wire.
    The only alternative I’ve come across is wired grow houses. Any other ideas?
    All this to say, yes I’d like a book to see if Bill has some options. Many thanks for your great site.

  212. Helen
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just starting out on t
    he permaculture pathway- need all the help i can get! Thanks for the chance for a copy of a well renowned author.

  213. Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of this book! Our local library only has the Japanese translation, and while I can read it, I feel that I am loosing out on a lot of it. Please put me down for a chance!

  214. Lisa Peace
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh my! I really need this.. My mother is moving to a great piece of land. She is 65 yr old, retiring with a brilliant sea change…. I would love too move me and my kids up, and learn, live a new self sufficient life… This book would be a great start. X love your work.

  215. Posted April 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i would love a copy of this book! i am trying to spread the word about permaculture here in Greece, and it seems like an invaluable source for me to translate – premaculture is the best antidote for the crisis here!

  216. Jo Fisher
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of this book too. I have your courses stashed away in my mind, for when children and family things allow. We have just moved into a house in the burbs, and I am trying to work out the best way to make it productive. I am sure the book be be a wonderful wealth of knowledge. If I am the very lucky one, I’d like to share it with the school kitchen garden that I am involved with, as well as our local community garden where I have a plot. Thanks guys for this and a great blog. Jo

  217. carol spencer
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This looks like a handbook to self-reliance, building community and greening the planet..hell yes, I would love a copy to share with like minded folks! Love getting your emails and updates and finding out how things are done successfully!

  218. Frankie
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    thank you for the wonderful pictures and posts, a great distraction whilst i do my assignment during the Easter Long weekend. Ta :)

  219. Amanda Borland
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Been meaning to get this one, count me in.

  220. Michael Brouwer
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please, count me in.

  221. Derek Deuce Deeley
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    WE ARE ABOUT TO BUY 1.38 hectares IN SOUTHERN Finland AND MY girlfriend HAS TAUGHT ME THE VIRTUES OF PERMACULTURE. this book would be a great start on our journey

  222. efiliation
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    hiya. what a sign to commit more to the permie side of my passions that would be. Though, i really oughtta just do it anyway :) thanks for your work n inspiration milkwood

  223. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to win this …even though I already own a copy, I would give it to some friends who are just discovering permaculture!

  224. Tania Sherwood
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I follow Milkwood’s activities with great relish as we are doing similar things on a small acreage – pigs, livestock, ducks and chooks and trying to do this self sufficiency thing in a holistic way. So much of it is based on instinct about whats right but some extra ideas from the book would be such a help. Pick me please!

  225. gitte kaan
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy of the book! We are always looking on how to improve our ‘backyard food production space, and we do not have much material about these thinks in danish, so english is the next best <3

  226. Gemma Elliott
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love that!! I just started a PDC with the very edible garden guys in Melbourne and it would be awesome to have a copy if my own!! :) you guys are great!!

  227. Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    We purchased a ‘new’ home last year on almost one half of an acre with my ultimate goal or the property for it to be a food forest, but I definitely need guidance as I have never done any Permaculture design. I recently discovered that then way I was gardening Was permaculture! Basically on accident, on purpose obviously, but I had never heard the word. Now trying to learn all I can from what resources I have, but it is time to move on to things like this book and get serous about my education! I would be most appreciative if Milkwood had a role in that :0) many thanks

  228. jinjeannine
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    would love to be considered for this permaculture introduction book…thanks,

  229. Daniela
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for my copy! :)

  230. Brett Anthony
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love the chance of a copy, Thanks

  231. Alexandra
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love a copy too! It would help greatly to figure out what to do with our steep, cold, windy, frost-prone block. It’s a hard one!!

  232. Terri
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Nick, Kirsten & family.
    My family and I have enjoyed the many posted emails from you guys.
    We’ve made many changes to our little “THEMBA” 3.29acres. On a limited budget. Much to the disbelief of our community.
    They said I wouldn’t grow anything here.
    But being inspired by your edible garden has my place looking very green at this point in time.
    We’ve fertilized,planted and worked with the humanure toilet to benefit the families needs.
    We would be honored to receive your book.
    As we missed your last open field day at Milkwood, we certainly won’t be missing the next one.
    We look forward to getting the next updates.
    Please, keep them coming : )
    Thanks heaps guys.

  233. Simone
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I NEED this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  234. malcolm
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please! Trust it’s not an April 1st Joke!

  235. Laura Baker
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please! I’d lend it to all the women in our Mums and Bubs permaculture course (after reading it, of course!)

  236. Lisa
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Planning a food forest garden in Bendigo, this book would be mighty handy!

  237. Ange Constable
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    fantastic funky fabulous freak of nature seeks book of goodness…

  238. Ann Green
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I stand in the line and hope it’s my lucky day. I’d like the book to go to my daughter, whos is together with her partener planning to build a home in a sustainable way. Sweden

    • Maria Svavarsdottir
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yes please i would very much like a copy of this wonderful book

  239. TL
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Me too – I read your posts and would love to do one of your courses to help us on our Hunter Valley property, but they are so expensive – perhaps I can start learning from the book …….

  240. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’ll happily join the list as I’m digging away at the moment….
    Looks like its a popular line though.

  241. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please! I’ve read and loved Linda Woodrow’s, I own Rosemary Morrow’s but I’d love to have this one to look through!

  242. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hello,
    My sister shared the Milkwood farm with me and I enjoy the ideas on facebook updates.
    I discovered Permaculture on youtube about 6 years ago at the age of 15. Watched every good video available on the subject and read books at the library. From there I tried composting, raising chickens, and vegetable gardening for four years. I’m now 21, studying at a fine art atelier and living in a shared apartment in Florence, Italy. Still collect kitchen scraps and am attempting a compost pile in the parking lot behind the building. Since I don’t have planting space, have sprouted squash seeds and guerrilla planting them in my neighborhood. After finishing at school here, my goal is get my PDC in Tasmania (or somewhere nearby) and learn Permaculture Design to the best of my abilities. I would love the chance to read this book in depth!
    Thank you, Evanny

  243. Julianne Wilson
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Please put me in the drawing! I am so grateful for your posts. I have learned so much and shared much with others. However, I am in the USA, which would add a bunch of postage, so if by some chance I win, please send the book to richrown (comment #7 above) to help with his youth project. Thanks! How delightful that you are getting so many comments this way! Hope you are enjoying the glow of knowing how many people are actually reading your blog and have been inspired by your work! Kudos! And thank you!!!

  244. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I want it. I went to buy it at amazon but it was too expensive and I went with a cheaper alternative that wasn’t by Bill Mollison. But I want a Bill Mollison book. Pleeeeeeeease. :)

  245. Tina
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, please! I’m kind of new to the ideas of permaculture. I need to book to help figure it all out and get started.

  246. Louise
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Me please! I’m a newbie and I would love a companion in print to help me take my first steps!!

  247. devon
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hopefully I can come to a course someday, until then…I’d love the book!

  248. Rhoda
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow what a great giveaway.

  249. Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would read this book cover to cover and start over again. I live in the Midwest.

  250. Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    I will put my hand up too, please, to be in the lottery for this book. What a prize… :)

  251. Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve been wanting to learn more about permaculture and this book seems like the perfect place to start!

  252. Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would so love a copy please. :)

  253. Tina
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    Please add me to your drawing! I live in Kansas in the middle of industrial agriculture. Learning all that I can about more sustainable practices and hoping to influence others. Thank you!! Love your site!!!

  254. Posted April 2, 2013 at 2:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love reading your blogposts and following your fb page! Thanks for sharing all the info and for all the hard work you do!

  255. Tracey
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 2:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    Would love to learn more about permaculture & ideas for living on a postage stamp-sized lot.

  256. megcourtney
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 2:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love your blog: it gives me a chance to pause in my office-job workday and fantasize about a more connected existence. I also get tons of inspiration for applying your methods and experiments on my small urban plot. From everything I’ve read here and elsewhere, this book is the original authority and a must-have for permaculture in practice. It’s been on my Amazon.com wishlist for some time because it’s a bit of an investment. I’d love the chance to win a copy! Thanks much for all you do!!!

  257. Mark Berry
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    Me please!!!!

  258. Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    We have five acres and truly have no idea what we are doing or even where to begin. This book is much needed to start to our sustainable library and lifestyle. Please choose us.

  259. Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    We have five acres and no idea what to do or where to start. This book is a much needed start to our sustainable library and lifestyle. Please choose us.

  260. Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    This would go perfectly with my “The self sufficient Life”…

  261. Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Pick Me! Pick Me!

  262. Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    brand new to permaculture, in fact brand new to gardening, now that I have 600m2 garden to sort out, I need as much help as possible.
    Karl – Oost Friesland Germany

  263. Shiram
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Please!!!!!One copy!!!hahahaha

  264. Gus
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Have two community projects on the go at the moment – any resources would be a great help! :)

  265. cang
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, so exciting to see so many people interested in permaculture in Australia and all wanting to learning more! I’m one of them!

  266. Janet McConaughey
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Does this relate to australia only or would it apply to cold wisconsin? I’d love to read it and then pass it along to the next person on the list. We could make a chain all over the world. Everyone could sign it.what do you think?

  267. Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    In a couple of weeks we move into our own home, in which I hope to build a productive garden full of food for our family. I’d love to win this book! But if not, I guess I can reintroduce myself to the library. :)

  268. angus and josie
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gosh so many people ..even from Wisconsin.! We are not from Wisconsin but enjoy the blog and wonder how you have the time to do it so often,thank you for all your writings i have a feeling this blog will grow and grow.

  269. Ranna
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love reading your blogs each day and following your tremendous progress and efforts at Milkwood. I came across you guys and my gentle intro to Permaculture through RegenAg. I have done courses with Joel Salatin and Kirk Gadzia. I’d LOVE a copy of this book to assist me to improve the productivity and visual stimulation of my teeny backyard!
    Thanks for all the great work you do sharing information, knowledge and most importantly, you experiences :-D

  270. Greta
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes please.

  271. Erin
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    My name is Erin and I’m a sophomore in college, currently studying urban agriculture in Landscape Architecture… I’m helping a school for gifted children design a permaculture garden! This book would be a lovely resource.

  272. Peter Windle
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hope you have a big dice, lots of comments=lots of people read your newsletters which are great! any copies of the full permaculture book. Appreciate the oppourtunity, Cheers Peter

  273. Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love this book because you prove permaculture can be beautiful and functional.

  274. Taib
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy…. sending lots of good energy your way……

  275. Fran Payne
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve always wanted to do a Permaculture course, but the price, distance and leaving children behind have always hindered me. A copy of the book would be wonderful.

  276. Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    love your website and all the info….you guys are great!!!! please check our little permaculture project in argentina…
    love to have the book!!!!!

  277. Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    Last night i realised an important thing that i had never thought before – the earth is like playdoh. Over the course of 20years one can actually develop any landscape that they are inspired by – by digging, dumping, moving, planting – and best thing is, the earth will grow and live. I love that idea. It means that the universe comes to you where you are exactly right now. One doesnt need to go traveling to exotic shores or spend lots of money getting a mortgage because it is near the coast or because it looks relaxing – if one committs and roots oneself in the landscape any plane can become anything. thats amasing! BIG LOVE Kelly jones

  278. Jenny
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Loved the Sydney lecture on forest garden design…looking forward to more!

  279. Denise
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    If you pick me
    I’ll plant a tree
    to grow in my garden
    to provide for me
    and my family
    and if I succeed
    for others to eat

  280. Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway… would be happy to win a copy of this book :)

  281. Tim
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    And the dice rolls….
    This would be a much appreciated and inspiring addition to my new acreage in Olinda NSW. I hope to get along to one of your courses some time soon.
    Following the dream.
    Tim

  282. Sara
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    Just what I need to do my PDC! Hope I’m the lucky one:)

  283. Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    Bungalow Community Garden is at the beginning of it’s existance. This book would set us on the right path in planning the garden as well as in physically implementing the design. Our community is so diverse, isolated individuals, older people, refugees, migrants, young couples, kids, homeless youth all in an inner suburb of Cairns, Qld. Many need the healing of gardening, the wonderful feeling of creation and many need the companionship gardening provides as well as the nutrition from fresh fruit and vegetables. We all have so much to learn, about gardening, from gardening and from each other. It is an exciting journey.

  284. Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity. i would love to win this book. My husband and I are just beginning to learn permaculture and we’ve been told this is the permaculture book to have.

  285. Kashkadigs
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Milkwoodies,
    Thanks again for hosting the great Dave Jacke intensive course- Loved it so much! I’m throwing my hat in the ring for this one. Was talking to my daughters preschool teacher this morning about their vege patch. She has to go in for an operation soon and is worried about what will become of the garden while she is away. I told her about sowing some green manure for the time she is away and she is very interested. I’d love to give her this book and a packet of the green stuff. Figure it might make some good recuperative reading and she can return full of permacultural ideas to share with the kidlies- gettem while they’re young I say! So come on dice- roll my way (;
    xxxKate

  286. Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, a copy of Intro to Permaculture would be a great addition to a growing library. Thanks

  287. Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to have a copy of this book. This is a huge family interest, my daughter is already deeply involved here is Wisconsin, and I am following in her footsteps.

  288. Jade
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Pick me!!

  289. Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This would be an absolute gem to have a copy of. We try to use permaculture principals in our suburban home and this would help us on our way ( and the fact that it’s ALWAYS out at our local library ). :) Thanks

  290. Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Principle 5: Use and value renewable resources & services.

  291. Marcia
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The person who wins this would be a very lucky person indeed. It would make a lovely surprise gift for my daughter

  292. Krystina Steed
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ooh, I would love a copy of this book!

  293. Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    We are going to build a small resort, and our plan is to make it as more sustainable as we can… permaculture, aquaponic are the must to have tools…

  294. Bob Kershaw
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    me me me me me oh oh pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  295. GreenOceanBliss
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What do you get when you cross a funky 80′s hairdo with the conditions that are perfect for growing bacteria?

    • Posted April 3, 2013 at 7:11 am | Permalink | Reply

      greenoceanbliss you’ve WON A BOOK! yay! please email your name + mailing adress to kirsten at milkwood dot net – huzzah!

  296. Posted April 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    reply to 295 a yazz hot-beeswax bac-crop….. urm like u know hot wax n flat tops!

    Milkwoodians I’d love to read the divinity of permaculture if my number gets drawn fro the hay stack :D

  297. Felix Serrano
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Introduction to Permaculture is the book! I will be working in Haiti! Please let it be me…..

  298. di
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Introduction to Permaculture would so help me to get my 3/4 acre patch into some sort of productive heaven. Ahhhh. I need all the help I can get!! :)

  299. Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This book is so iconic, I’ve even seen it at a local NGO here in Dili, Timor-Leste. The hubby and I would love a copy!

  300. Posted April 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ohhh yes please! That would be so lovely :)

    I ate the last of my (blanched then frozen) Milkwood beans last night that I bought from the popup shop a couple weeks ago… please send more produce to the city! I can’t get enough of it! X

  301. michelle knott
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Please pick me! I have just moved onto land and need to learn how to rehab the burnt landscape along with where to start my self sustaining garden!!
    Michel

  302. Rebekka Drewes
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy! It sounds like a really good basis.

  303. bebe
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love a copy…let the die roll…

  304. Elissa
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    We are just embarking on our permaculture adventure, trying to read as much as possible and would LOVE a copy of this book to help us get started! (We are finding it hard to find an introductory course in Melbourne area…if anyone knows of any short courses happening May/June/July? We can’t quite afford the PDC just yet)

  305. Posted April 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m comment number 301.. auspicious.. Would love to learn more about Food forests..I’m already on your postings.. and alsways informative and helpful..

  306. Mat
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    306

  307. Jeremy Harris
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    My children would benefit hugely from these teachings. Can’t afford the PDC, but would love the book! :)

  308. EL
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Throwing my hat in as well. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the great blog!

  309. Nick Chapman
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, this has been on my ‘What to buy me for a gift’ list for a while now. would love to be able to cross it off! Cheers Guys

  310. Angela Matarrese
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I really need it… I am an agronomist from Italy and this book would be a great help to start living my dream!

  311. Jim
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is one way to get a lot of comments. It is great to see that at least this many are prepared to make a comment after reading this blog post. Great to see such a large following Kirsten and Nick. You must be doing something right.

  312. Jenny Ann
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, yes. I would love a copy of this book. Been wanting this book for some time but just have not got around to getting it and I am also hoping to do one of your courses soon… Love your ideas! This is our future.

  313. Mel
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of the book!! Working so hard on the land :) any extra knowledge would be appreciated :)

  314. Beck
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    We are travelling Australia in a caravan and dreaming of finding our own little part to settle and make a home using permaculture concepts. I have been reading permaculture books in libraries all over Australia and keep referring back to this one when there is something I come across and I need a bit of help understanding! My hubbie and I have learnt a lot and have been able to explain a few things to our children that we honestly did not know anything about two years ago. We have been house sitting for people all over the place who are striving to be a bit more self sufficient or are energy conscious and environmentally aware. It is fantastic to see!! We would love a copy!

  315. Robyn Harris
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! So many replies!
    Of course I too would love to win. Reason being that I want to introduce this stuff to my dad’s farm. He’s much more likely to flick through a book than to read the stuff that I print off from the internet.

    now, how will you choose??

  316. Robbie Walsh
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would be a hard book to put down by the looks of it!

  317. charlie anderson
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Doing great things at milkwood guys, love to get up there one day but long way from kangaroo island, keep up the good work and i,d love a copy of the book.

  318. Rhonda
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for your awesome newsletters, so generous to share your knowledge and experiences.
    Like everyone else, I’d love to win this book.

  319. jacky brown
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to receive this book!!! I have learned so much as I follow your blog and website. Thank you so much!!

  320. Kat Power
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to receive a copy of this book, it would be fab, Kat Power,Bendigo

  321. Shafqat Ullah
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oops every buddy want to be a winner great!!!
    I will say please pick me because I am the pioneer of Permaculture in Pakistan. This book will help me and my friends to develop our modle Farm in Pakistan.

    Regards

  322. Wilfredo Moran
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I hope, I have any chance to get it. I´m planning to start mi backyard farm based on permaculture values and ideas.

  323. Devon Hampton
    Posted April 3, 2013 at 5:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    I would love a copy of this book.we are moving in a smaller space and it would be great to learn more on how to utilize it.

  324. Posted April 3, 2013 at 6:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Reblogged this on Luna Indigo and commented:
    Permaculture is the future of food. It is important for us to learn how to grow food in this manner.

  325. Dave
    Posted April 3, 2013 at 6:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hello !!! A copy of this magnificent book would be amazing . It is not for me , but for a beautiful lady with a heart of gold . She sent me your web page as it is something we are both very interested in. The book for her , would just be something else !!!
    Have a brilliant day :-)

  326. Posted April 3, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    THANKYOU MILKWOODAVERSE! Wow what an amazing response – so, so good to see so many people are into this knowedge! The dice (ok the random number generator, i don’t have dice this big) said 8 + 295 so I’ve contacted those commenters.

    Wish we had enough intro books for you all! Stay tuned for the next round and thanks again for your support :)

  327. Posted April 3, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    oh yes and also NO MORE COMMENTS PLEASE. It’s all over red rover.

  328. Becky
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 3:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    Holy Cow. I’m just going to buy one here in Tucson AZ.
    The postage to here would be astronomical:-)

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