Compulsory Literature - Books
Please note: two copies each of the compulsory course books, and one copy of the supporting course books, are in the Cemus library. These books are for reference use in the library, but are not available to be loaned out.
Roberts, Paul, 2008. The End of Food. London: Bloomsbury.
- - The End of Food is to be read in its entirety. Also, please read the prologue and chapters 1 - 4 by Seminar 1 on June 16 - -
Whitefield, Patrick, 2004. Earth Care Manual - A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and other Temperate Climates. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
- - Earth Care Manual is intended as a reference, not necessarily for you to read in its entirety. However, please read chapters 1 + 2 by June 17; and please read chapter 13 by June 24. - -
Suggested Literature – Books
The following books are recommended reading for completing the assignments as well as for further developing your understanding of the course subjects. It is not expected of you to read all of these, but some of them, or parts of some of them may be helpful or of interest to you.
Aranya, 2012. Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
Holmgren, David, 2002. Permaculture, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. Hepburn, Victoria: Holmgren Design Services.
Pinkerton, Tamzin and Hopkins, Rob, 2009. Local Food - How to Make it Happen in Your Community. Totnes: Green Books Ltd.
Jeavons, John, 2012. How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine. New York: Ten Speed Press.
Gunnarsson, Elisabeth Svalin, 2012. I trädgårdsmästarens spår: Kunskap för en hållbar trädgård. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
Compulsory and Suggested Readings, Videos and Podcasts
Week 1 - Compulsory
June 10 – Systems Thinking and Sustainable Development
Jacobus A. Du Pisani Professor of History (2006) Sustainable development – historical roots of the concept, Environmental Sciences, 3:2, 83-96
Meadows, Donella H. Excerpt from Thinking In Systems – Chapter 2: The Basics.
What is Resilience? Stockholm Resilience Centre. Chapters 1-2.
Video - Johan Rockström - Let the Environment Guide Our Development
June 11 - Local Food Systems: Producer/Consumer relations
Edwards-Jones, Gareth et al. 2008. Testing the assertion that ‘local food is best’: the challenges of an evidence-based approach. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 19, pp.265-74.
June 11 - Global Food Systems and Food Sovereignty
Roberts, Paul. End of Food. Prologue and Chapters 1-2.
Video - Seeds of Freedom
Week 1 - Suggested
Literature – Meadows, Donella. Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System.
Literature – Allen, Erika. Growing Community Food Systems. Post Carbon Reader.
Podcast - Carbon Farming with Connor Stedman
Video - Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities
Video - Food Inc.
Week 2 - Compulsory
June 16 – Urban Agriculture
McClintock, Nathan, 2010. Why farm the city? Theorizing urban agriculture through a lens of metabolic rift. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 3, pp. 191–207
Magid, Jakob, et al., 2006. Possibilities and barriers for recirculation of nutrients and organic matter from urban to rural areas: A technical theoretical framework applied to the medium-sized town Hillerød, Denmark. Ecological Engineering, 28, pp.44-54.
June 17 – Introduction to Permaculture 1
Whitefield, Patrick. Earth Care Manual. Chapters 1-2.
Holmgren, David, 2007. Essence of Permaculture - A Summary of Permaculture Concepts and Principles. Hepburn, Victoria: Holmgren Design Services.
June 18 – Introduction to Permaculture 2
Harper, Peter, 2013. Permaculture – The Big Rock Candy Mountain. The Land, 14.
Podcast - Whole Systems Design and the Resilient Farm with Ben Falk
Video - Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change
Videos - A permaculture garden setup on the Univ of Massachusetts campus-
Video - A Farm For the Future
Week 3 - Compulsory
June 23 – Foodonomics: The Economics of Food in the XXIe Century
June 24 – Permaculture Design
Whitefield, Patrick. Earth Care Manual. Chapter 13.
June 24 - Agroforestry
Jacke, Dave and Toensmeier, Eric. 2005. Edible Forest Gardens - Ecological Vision and Theory for Temperate Climate Permaculture. White River Junction, VT, USA: Chelsea Green Publishing. pp.25-39.
June 25 – In Transition for Resilience: What Creates Opportunities for Wholesome Sustainability?
Smith, Amanda, 2011. The Transition Town Network: A Review of Current Evolutions and Renaissance. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, 10:01, pp.99-105
June 25 – Health and Connection to Nature
Shroeder 2008 - Felt Sense of Natural Environment
Abram, David. 1997. The Spell of the Sensous, preface
Week 3 - Suggested
Literature - Benyus, Janine. A Biomimicry Primer
Literature - Abram, David. The Perceptual Implications of Gaia.
Link - Ask Nature
Podcast - Agroforestry with Steve Gabriel
Video - Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Video - Andrew Faust at Occupy Wall Street NYC - Consumer to Producer Cultures
Video - Forks Over Knives (click the ab button to get rid of subtitles)
Week 4 & 5 - Compulsory
June 30 – Wild and Edible Plants
July 1 – Food Preservation
Sandor Katz, Wild Fermentation. Chapters 1 – 2.
Hemenway, Toby, 2005. Finding a sense of surplus. Permaculture Activist, 46, [online] Available at:http://www.patternliteracy.com/125-finding-a-sense-of-surplus
Week 4 & 5 – Suggested
Podcast - Radical Possibilities with Ethan Hughes
Video - Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes
Video - Greening the Desert with Geoff Lawton
Video - Lessons of the Loess Plateau, China
Video - The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil