• Gardening

Introduction to Permaculture


Author: B. C. Mollison
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 216
View: 2771

    • Agricultural ecology

Introduction to Permaculture


Author: Bill Mollison,Reny Mia Slay
Publisher: Permaculture Resources
ISBN: 9780908228058
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 198
View: 4763
Topics in this book include: Energy-efficient site analysis, planning & design methods. House placement & design for temperate, dryland & tropical regions. Urban permaculture: garden layouts, land access & community funding systems. Using fences, trellis, greenhouse & shadehouse to best effect. Chicken & pig forage systems; tree crops & pasture integration for stock. Orchards & home woodlots for temperate, arid & tropical climates. How to influence microclimate around the house & garden. Large section on selected plant species lists, with climatic tolerances, heights & uses.

    • Technology & Engineering

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening
Author: Sepp Holzer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583831
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 256
View: 5165
Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn: How he sets up a permaculture system The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm and much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture

Second Edition
Author: Rosemary Morrow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780975078655
Category:
Page: 278
View: 9635
This completely revised and updated edition of Rosemary Morrow's highly successful Earth User's Guide to Permaculture is a straight-forward manual of practical permaculture. This book will be most beneficial if you apply it to the space where you live and work. The same principles apply for becoming more sustainable and living lightly whether you live in a small city apartment with a balcony, in a house with a garden in the suburbs, or on acreage in the country. Included in this new edition are chapters on seed-saving, permaculture at work, integrated pest management, information about domestic as well as rural water usage, a non-destructive approach towards dealing with weeks and wildlife, and designing to withstand a disaster. Earth User's Guide to Permaculture is suitable for beginners as well as experienced permaculture practitioners looking for new ideas in moving towards greater self-reliance and sustainable living.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Basics of Permaculture Design


Author: Ross Mars
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581251
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 170
View: 5888
The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities. Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of experience, it guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages. This is both a do-ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.

    • Gardening

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem
Author: Christopher Shein
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692707
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 8348
Offers information to gardeners of any skill level on how to create permaculture in their own backyard.

    • Gardening

Gaia's Garden

A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture
Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580298
Category: Gardening
Page: 313
View: 9923
This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

    • Gardening

Practical Permaculture

for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth
Author: Jessi Bloom,Dave Boehnlein
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697423
Category: Gardening
Page: 336
View: 8713
“Practical Permaculture is powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.” —Joel Salatin, farmer and author Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, offer authoritative, in-depth, hands-on advice that shares a holistic approach to sustainable living. Permaculture is a growing trend, but still a daunting concept to many. New to permaculture principles and techniques? The guesswork will be eliminated by paging through this invaluable resource. Already an expert? This guide will surely make an important addition to your sustainable agriculture reference shelf.

    • Cooking

The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition


Author: Bill Mollison
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780908228065
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
View: 4686
Practical guide for those interested in storing, processing and preserving their own food, emphasising the fermentation process. Covers a wide range of food groups and also provides information on agricultural composts, silage and liquid manure, nutrition and environmental health. Includes resources and references, a chronology, a species list of scientific names and an index. The author is an expert on permaculture, whose other publications include 'Permaculture 1' (1978) and 'Permaculture 2' (1979).

    • Nature

Permaculture in a Nutshell


Author: Patrick Whitefield
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9781856230032
Category: Nature
Page: 75
View: 9145
Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

    • Technology & Engineering

Miraculous Abundance

One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World
Author: Perrine Hervé-Gruyer,Charles Hervé-Gruyer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586431
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
View: 8533
The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain ("Tomorrow"). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities—from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

    • Political Science

Future Scenarios

How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Author: David Holmgren
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582061
Category: Political Science
Page: 136
View: 6307
In Future Scenarios, permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of “energy descent” that faces us. “Scenario planning,” Holmgren explains, “allows us to use stories about the future as a reference point for imagining how particular strategies and structures might thrive, fail, or be transformed.” Future Scenarios depicts four very different futures. Each is a permutation of mild or destructive climate change, combined with either slow or severe energy declines. Probable futures, explains Holmgren, range from the relatively benign Green Tech scenario to the near catastrophic Lifeboats scenario. As Adam Grubb, founder of the influential Energy Bulletin website, says, “These aren’t two-dimensional nightmarish scenarios designed to scare people into environmental action. They are compellingly fleshed-out visions of quite plausible alternative futures, which delve into energy, politics, agriculture, social, and even spiritual trends. What they do help make clear are the best strategies for preparing for and adapting to these possible futures.” Future Scenarios provides brilliant and balanced consideration of the world’s options and will prove to be one of the most important books of the year.

    • Gardening

Permaculture Design

A Step-By-Step Guide
Author: Aranya
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856230919
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 652

    • Permaculture

Permaculture

Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
Author: David Holmgren,Tim Barker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780994392848
Category: Permaculture
Page: 288
View: 5543
Revised edition 2017

    • Gardening

The Permaculture Garden


Author: Graham Bell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581286
Category: Gardening
Page: 170
View: 7814
Working entirely in harmony with nature, The Permaculture Garden shows you how to turn a bare plot into a beautiful and productive garden. Learn how to plan your garden for easy access and minimum labor; save time and effort digging and weeding; recycle materials to save money; plan crop successions for year-round harvests; save energy and harvest water; and garden without chemicals by building up your soil and planting in beneficial communities. Full of practical ideas, this perennial classic, first published in 1995, is guaranteed to inspire, inform, and entertain.

    • Nature

The Permaculture Promise

What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities
Author: Jono Neiger
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612124283
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 9567
Permaculture is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has evolved into an optimistic approach connecting all the systems of human life: gardening, housing, transportation, energy, and how we structure our communities. The Permaculture Promise explains in simple terms why permaculture may be the key to unlocking a livable future on our planet. Author Jono Neiger asserts that humans can thrive while simultaneously making Earth healthier and not destroying it. The book shows 22 ways that permaculture can create a better future for all living things. Profiles of people and communities — including an urban dweller who tore up her driveway to create a vegetable garden and a California housing development that dedicates a third of its land to parks, orchards, and gardens — will inspire you to incorporate permaculture principles into your life today.

    • House & Home

People & Permaculture

Caring and Designing for Ourselves, Each Other and the Planet
Author: Looby Macnamara
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856230872
Category: House & Home
Page: 295
View: 2081