Here are some of the books, videos, websites and tools we have found useful in establishing our systems







The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture, Second Edition







Growing Fruit Trees: Novel Concepts And Practices For Successful Care And Management








Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition








Perennial Vegetables








The Resilient Farm and Homestead








How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition








Nature’s Garden








The Forager’s Harvest




I do not own this particular sickle, but a sickle is a really good tool to have. I often prefer cutting the unwanted plants around the really small tree seedlings leaving them around as mulch instead of pulling them. This way I have less chances of disturbing the tree’s roots.


Soil Blocker

I have used the hand held the 4 soil blocker last year, but I might start using a standing one if I scale the numbersoil blocker of seeds I start. I have found the soil block to be the best way to start small seeds in a controlled way.

The one I have was bought in the US from Johny Seed’s, but they are also available on, and I think that with the exchange rate and shipping it might be cheaper there.





Introduction to Permaculture for OEE