Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

NB apologies if these amazon links don't stay current - and don't be afraid to support your local bookstore, GST or not! :)


These books are reference books, with information and diagrams I refer to repeatedly:


Jackie French, Natural Control of Garden Pests


Bill Mollison, Permaculture Designer's Manual

- especially the Key to Mineral Deficiencies and how to address them

- but note with a well composted soil nutrient problems are almost always a result of a pH imbalance


Bill Mollison, The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition

- want to know what a traditional food stuff is, how to make/ grow it or preserve it, what micro-organisms are involved, precise temperatures etc? example yoghurt, soy milk, kefir, kombucha, straw mushrooms, tempeh, soy sauce, beef jerky, how to keep turmeric fresh, fermented sweet potato, dried fish, fruit leather, haloumi cheese, cheddar, green mango pickle, black bean sauce etc


David Holmgren and Bill Mollison, Permaculture II (in particular - no link available on amazon at the moment - for specific and detailed designs e.g. chook tractors, poly-yield farm illustration) and Permaculture I (zones, elements of design)


This one is my favourite book on how to design and work your Permaculture home garden (practical, actual information on planting cycles, rotations etc, descriptions of what you need to do to keep it all going, how to combat the problems that come up etc - from someone who's been doing it for 20+ years)


Linda Woodrow, The Permaculture Home Garden


I also recommend Earth Garden magazine.

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