Permaculture is incredible. It’s a tool, a system, to grow food with no expensive and toxic inputs, to design living spaces and communities in a way that harmonizes with and strengthens eco and social systems. It’s both a set of specific how-to’s and a big epistemology, a way of understanding the world. So Permaculture is super useful in the immediate, practical sense of teaching skills for growing food and creating livable spaces with minimal cost and dependence, and also it’s a great analytical tool for approaching problems and questions. Hella useful.
Below I list some ways to learn about Permaculture besides an expensive on-site class. Not all of these are strictly Permaculture, and not all are strictly perfect, not all are strictly free– but there’s a lot to learn & self-evaluate & trial. Got more? Add them in the comments.