The Basics of Permaculture Design
An excellent introduction to permaculture principles, design processes and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms and larger communities. Packed with useful tips and clear illustrations.
The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, including design processes and the tools needed for developing sustainable gardens, farms and larger communities.
Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations and a wealth of experience, The Basics of Permaculture Design guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties; water harvesting systems; animal systems; permaculture in small spaces, like balconies and patios; and farms, schools and ecovillages. There is even a chapter about appropriate technology, covering photovoltaics, wind and hydro-power, pumping water and cooking devices such as hayboxes and solar food dryers. This is a both a DIY guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.
“A clear, readable guide and a useful tool for effective action.”
David Holmgren, co-founder of the Permaculture Movement
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