Dear All, A book worth adding to the library is this one entitled Permaculture written by Graham Burnett. There are many good books on this subject not all of which are detailed, daunting and huge. This book is all of 3/8" thick, A5 and very nicely illustrated. It is the perfect book for the beginner. It makes a great gift. The book may be purchased from his own website which also has a blog and much more.
"Permaculture is a design science derived from natural systems and cycles in which we live in and are a part of. Made up of a set of principals permaculture designs can be applied to all aspects of human development in order to build healthy communities for ourselves and future generations. The name 'Permaculture' is short for 'Permanent Culture'." www.permaculture.ie