The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country
Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924850
Category: Gardening
Page: 480
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Abundance by design

The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country
Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716668
Category: Gardening
Page: 480
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A step-by-step guide to creating resilient and prosperous households introduces permaculture as a practical way to live well with less money, convert waste into wealth, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

The Basics of Permaculture Design


Author: Ross Mars
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581251
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 170
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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.

Permaculture

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Practice of Ecovillage Design
Author: Jan Martin Bang
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 178250186X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course. This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about ecovillage design. Starting with a historical survey of the tradition of intentional community, the book also covers topics ranging from the size of community, gardening and farming, building and technology, to economics, and tools for helping communities to grow and develop. Additionally, the book features a number of richly-observed Ecovillage case-studies with photographs, alongside lots of tips for facilitators and self-study groups. This comprehensive book will also be of interest to those wishing to contribute to the founding and building of Ecovillage communities for a sustainable future.

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Abundant Living on Less than an Acre
Author: Jenni Blackmore
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926071
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
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Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal five sunny, gently sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of twenty years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool. The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author's own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as: No-till vs. till gardening, composting, and soil-building Natural pest control and integrating small livestock Basic greenhouse construction Harvesting, preservation, and more Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author's journey from adversity to abundance. Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist, writer and certified Permaculture Design Consultant who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road to self-sufficient living ever since. A successful micro-farmer, she produces most of her family's meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, in spite of often-challenging conditions.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach
Author: Ben Falk
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 1603584447
Category: Gardening
Page: 304
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A manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition, written by a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention.

Gaia's Garden

A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture
Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580298
Category: Gardening
Page: 313
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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.

The Permaculture City

Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience
Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585273
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
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Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

Paradise Lot

Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City
Author: Eric Toensmeier,Jonathan Bates
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584005
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
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When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a "permaculture paradise" replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa—all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden—intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden's needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression—also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms. In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed.

The Forest Garden Greenhouse

How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis
Author: Jerome Osentowski
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584269
Category: Edible forest gardens
Page: 384
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With a revolutionary new “Climate Battery” design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts—integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures—that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where Osentowski (along with architect and design partner Michael Thompson) has been designing and building revolutionary greenhouses that utilize passive and active solar technology via what they call the “climate battery”—a subterranean air-circulation system that takes the hot, moist, ambient air from the greenhouse during the day, stores it in the soil, and discharges it at night—that can offer tropical and Mediterranean climates at similarly high altitudes and in cold climates (and everywhere else). Osentowski’s greenhouse designs, which can range from the backyard homesteader to commercial greenhouses, are completely ecological and use a simple design that traps hot and cold air and regulates it for best possible use. The book is part case study of the amazing greenhouses at CRMPI and part how-to primer for anyone interested in a more integrated model for growing food and medicine in a greenhouse. With detailed design drawings, photos, and profiles of successful greenhouse projects on all scales, this inspirational manual will considerably change the conversation about greenhouse design.

Permaculture

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

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

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

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
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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

Permaculture for Beginners
Author: Nicole Faires
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510702121
Category: House & Home
Page: 344
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A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably. Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to his or her life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture, including: • building green homes and passive solar design • growing edible plant communities and forest gardens • using no-till and natural farming methods • creating microclimates for extended growing seasons • raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques This is a common-sense approach to sustainable living that creates a self-sufficient and low-effort home for the people that live there, whether in the city or the country. The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living isn’t a philosophy book or a dissertation on theory. It is a step-by-step, complete guide to every aspect of permaculture.

The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition


Author: Bill Mollison
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780908228065
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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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).

Earth Care Manual

A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Climates
Author: Patrick Whitefield
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9781856230216
Category: Science
Page: 469
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The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.

The Thinking Beekeeper

A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives
Author: Christy Hemenway
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865717206
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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A guide to an alternative method of keeping bees, shows how to cultivate top bar hives, in a book aimed an those interested in ensuring the viability of the bee population for years to come. Original.

The Urban Farmer

Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
Author: Curtis Stone
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771421916
Category: Gardening
Page: 288
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There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include: Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces. Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.

The Garden Awakening

Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves
Author: Mary Reynolds
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9780857843135
Category:
Page: 208
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The Garden Awakening is a garden design book with a difference. Drawing inspiration from long-forgotten Irish gardening traditions, Mary Reynolds re-imagines gardens as spaces that work in harmony with nature. Under Mary's gentle guidance you can awaken your garden, nuturing the land to become a beautiful natural space. The Garden Awakening provides: inspiration for garden designs that are in harmony with nature practical ideas and guidance for creating and maintaining your garden advice on creating a spirtual space in your garden Whether you want to bring the energy and atmosphere of wild places into your own garden, are interested in permaculture and forest gardening, or want to create a spiritual space, this book will guide you in embracing the wild way.

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too
Author: Michael Judd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615873794
Category: Gardening
Page: 143
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Offers information on turning a personal yard into an edible landscape, including such topics as herb spirals, food forests, raised bed gardens, earthen ovens, uncommon fruits, and outdoor mushrooms.