One of my key drivers for setting up this website was the urge to highlight as many powerful sustainable food resources as possible and to list them all in the one place. I invite you to submit your own suggestions in the comments section and I will update this list periodically to keep it as relevant as possible.

To help you search what I’m anticipating will eventually become an extensive list I have broken it up into the following topics- Australian Resources, International Resources, My Heros, and Books.

Australian Resources

International Resources
My Heroes
  • Bill Mollison– the farther of permaculture, Bill Mollision is a genuine Australian legend. This Wiki link has a number of his videos available to watch online.
  • David Holmgren– the co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren is still regarded by many as one of the intellectual leaders of the movement.
  • Stuart Hill– while perhaps not as well known in public circles, Stuart Hill is one of the intellectual giants of the sustainable agriculture and social ecology movements in Australia.
  • Costa Georgiadis– Costa is the living, breathing embodiment of the future of sustainable farming in Australia. He is literally the most passionate individual I have ever met.
  • P.A. Yeomans– the inventor of the keyline farming in the early 1970’s, P.A. Yeomans was a man so far ahead of his time that we are only now really beginning to understand just how valuable his design principles could be for future sustainable farming systems.
  • Vananda Shiva– one of my personal heros, Vananda Shiva is a environmental activist, author, philosopher, physicist and world renowned sustainable farming advocate.
  • Michael Pollan– no one articulates the ills of the American food system quite as clearly as Michael Polan. His book, the OmnivoresDilemma is a must read.
  • Masanobu Fukuoka– a Japanese farmer and philosopher, Manasobu Fukuoka developed his own method of natural farming, along very similar lines to permaculture. His book, ‘the one straw revolution’ is another must read.
  • Joel Salatin– the outspoken American farmer and author. Joel Salatin’s book ‘the sheer ecstasy of being a lunatic farmer’ is one of my favorite books on sustainable agriculture. I had the privilege attending a two day workshop with Joel and he is one of the most inspiring characters I’ve met.
  • Wendell Berry– the academic, philosopher, author, activist, farmer, poet. Wendell Berry is, well, he’s awesome. What else can I say?


  • The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer- Joel Salatin
  • The One Straw Revolution- Manisobu Fukuoka
  • The Omnivores Dilemma- Michael Polan
  • Permaculture: A Designers Manual- Bill Mollison
  • The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture- Wendell Berry


    1. Profile photo of Richard Author

      Hi Annie, thanks for reading and getting in touch. Your website is beautiful! I have only had a quick look so far, but watched the Frank Cook video with interest and had the strange experience of finding out that he did the same Masters program that I have just finished at Schumacher College. I had seen his face in the ‘fermentation corner’ of the kitchen and always wondered who he was. Really interesting to make that connection 🙂

      Look forward to reading more!

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