CLASSES: Permaculture courses teach how to grow food with a light ecological footprint. Courses are offered locally through Cabrillo College, UCSC’s Common Ground Center, and the Regenerative Design Institute’s annex at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School. Also, many garden centers, such as DIG Gardens and Mountain Feed and Farm Supply (see our local resource guide on p. 78 for contact information) provide drought-resistant gardening workshops.
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd edition, by Toby Hemenway (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009)
Ocean Friendly Gardens: A How-To Gardening Guide to Help Restore a Healthy Coast and Ocean, by Douglas Kent (Surfrider Foundation, 2009)
Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles, by Eric Toensmeier (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007) (see www.perennialvegetables.org)
The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem by Christopher Shein (Timber Press, 2013)
At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season.