Permaculture

Author: B. C. Mollison

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: UOM:39015027156820

Category: Gardening

Page: 576

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The Permaculture Transition Manual

This is the book I would want on a deserted island as a survival guide. It is a great resource for any community or individual looking to create a better future.

Author: Ross Mars

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865718350

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Harness the power of permaculture to thrive, not just survive, the great transition from fossil fuels
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The New Permaculture Design Manual

By thіnkіng саrеfullу аbоut thе wау wе use оur resources - fооd, energy, ѕhеltеr аnd оthеr mаtеrіаl аnd non-material needs - іt іѕ possible tо get muсh more оut of life bу using less.

Author: Wilfred Dawson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798582142881

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By thіnkіng саrеfullу аbоut thе wау wе use оur resources - fооd, energy, ѕhеltеr аnd оthеr mаtеrіаl аnd non-material needs - іt іѕ possible tо get muсh more оut of life bу using less. We саn bе more рrоduсtіvе fоr lеѕѕ effort, rеаріng bеnеfіtѕ for оur еnvіrоnmеnt аnd оurѕеlvеѕ, fоr nоw аnd fоr gеnеrаtіоnѕ tо соmе.Thіѕ іѕ the еѕѕеnсе of реrmасulturе - thе dеѕіgn of аn есоlоgісаllу ѕоund wау of lіvіng - іn оur hоuѕеhоldѕ, gаrdеnѕ, соmmunіtіеѕ and buѕіnеѕѕеѕ. It is сrеаtеd bу cooperating with nаturе аnd caring fоr the еаrth аnd іtѕ реорlе.Pеrmасulturе еnсоurаgеѕ uѕ to be resourceful and self-reliant. It іѕ nоt a dоgmа оr a religion but an ecological dеѕіgn system which hеlрѕ uѕ fіnd ѕоlutіоnѕ tо thе many рrоblеmѕ fасіng us - both lосаllу аnd glоbаllу.
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Permaculture Design Notes

An essential synthesis of permaculture design from the core curriculum of the Permaculture Design Course.

Author: Permaculture Design

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781775114826

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An essential synthesis of permaculture design from the core curriculum of the Permaculture Design Course. A book of notes freely offered to the World Community. Part of a learning & teaching toolkit with Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards. Created over 15 years of teaching 25 PDC's & taking 20 advanced courses, PDC with Rowe Morrow, Bill Mollison & Geoff Lawton, & Toby Hemenway. Part of a Diploma & Masters Degree with Bill Mollison, Diploma with Larry Santoyo & Scott Pittman, Diploma with Looby Macnamara and mentorship of Larry Santoyo. Part of a Doctoral work in Permaculture Education. Core Contributions: Kym Chi. Design: Onbeyond Metamedia. Key notes: Annaliese Hordern & Tamara Griffiths. Editing & support: Jacob Aman, Niki Hammond, Tes Tesla. Source inspiration: David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Michael Becker, Scott Pittman, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, Mark Lakeman, Patricia Michael, Starhawk, Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward & Jude Hobbs.
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The Permaculture Transition Manual

Harness the power of permaculture to thrive, not just survive, the great transition from fossil fuels. This is the book I would want on a deserted island as a survival guide.

Author: Ross Mars

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550926309

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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The complete permaculture skills guide to thriving during the great transition to a fossil-fuel free world. Packed with information on permaculture design principles, nutrient-dense food growing and forest gardening, soil building, ecological land management, animal husbandry, home-scale energy generation and water efficiency. Plus a host of “forgotten” skills, from fermenting to soap making, seed saving to rope making.
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Permaculture Design

"Leads the reader through the design process, linking theory to practice."--Provided by publisher.

Author: Aranya

Publisher:

ISBN: 1856230910

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Integrated Forest Gardening

This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations.

Author: Wayne Weiseman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603584975

Category: Gardening

Page: 310

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Permaculture is a movement that is coming into its own, and the concept of creating plant guilds in permaculture is at the forefront of every farmer's and gardener's practice. One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs: perennial plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal and woody species polycultures. The massive degradation of conventional agriculture and the environmental havoc it creates has never been as all pervasive in terms of scale, so it has become a global necessity to further the understanding of a comprehensive design and planning system such as permaculture that works with nature, not against it. The guild concept often used is one of a “functional relationship” between plants–beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization. In other words, it is the integration of species that creates a balanced, healthy, and thriving ecosystem. But it goes beyond integration. A guild is a metaphor for all walks of life, most importantly a group of people working together to craft works of balance, beauty, and utility. This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations. Included is information on: • What we can observe about natural plant guilds in the wild and the importance of observation; • Detailed research on the structure of plant guilds, and a portrait of an oak tree (a guild unto itself); • Animal interactions with plant guilds; • Steps to guild design, construction, and dynamics: from assessment to design to implementation; • Fifteen detailed plant guilds, five each from the three authors based on their unique perspectives; • Guild project management: budgets, implementation, management, and maintenance. Readers of any scale will benefit from this book, from permaculture designers and professional growers, to backyard growers new to the concept of permaculture. Books on permaculture cover this topic, but never in enough depth to be replicable in a serious way. Finally, it's here!
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The Basics of Permaculture Design

16 Bibliography About Permaculture Books Bell , G. ( 1992 ) . The Permaculture Way . Thorsons . London . Bell , G. ( 1994 ) . The Permaculture Garden .

Author: Ross Mars

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 1856230236

Category: Gardening

Page: 170

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First published 1996 by Candlelight Trust, W.A., Australia.
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The Permaculture Handbook

PERMANENT AGRICULTURE — ABUNDANCE BY DESIGN "In true permaculture style, this book combines empowering vision with grounded common sense, strategic thinking with nuts and bolts information... likely to become the classic design manual for ...

Author: Peter Bane

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550924855

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Permanent agriculture - abundance by design The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable. The Permaculture Handbook is a step-by-step, beautifully illustrated guide to creating resilient and prosperous households andneighborhoods, complemented by extensive case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens. This comprehensive manual casts garden farming as both an economic opportunity and a strategy for living well with less money. It shows how, by mimicking the intelligence of nature and applying appropriate technologies such as solar and environmental design, permaculture can: Create an abundance of fresh, nourishing local produce Reduce dependence on expensive, polluting fossil fuels Drought-proof our cities and countryside Convert waste into wealth Permaculture is about working with the earth and with each other to repair the damage of industrial overreach and to enrich the living world that sustains us. The Permaculture Handbook is the definitive, practical NorthAmerican guide to this revolutionary practice, and is a must-read for anyone concerned about creating food security, resilience and a legacy of abundance rather than depletion.
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Permaculture Design Companion

A practical workbook to apply permaculture to any project from start to finish, this is a step-by-step guide for integrating places and people, buildings and ecosystems.

Author: Jasmine Dale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1856233294

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

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A practical workbook to apply permaculture to any project from start to finish, this is a step-by-step guide for integrating places and people, buildings and ecosystems. The Permaculture Design Companion is a tried and tested process to creating a coherent, relevant and engaging design. Based on over 20 years of experience, this design guide has been used to teach over 1000 people. Many have gone on to establish thriving permaculture smallholdings, build their own natural homes and ethical businesses, and create productive urban food gardens. It is a thorough and effective design tool, suitable for absolute beginners and advanced practice. The process can be used for small to large projects, in urban spaces or the countryside--whatever your situation. This unique resource combines analysis, creativity and inner work. It will inspire you to design with nature, bring clarity and organisation to your ideas, and provide the momentum and support to make your designs become reality.
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Designing for Hope

New York: Back Bay Books. p.xiv. 4 Jones, C.G., Lawton, ... Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. Australia: Holmgren Design Service.

Author: Dominique Hes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317626985

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this capital. This book offers a hopeful response to the often frightening changes and challenges we face; arguing that we can actively create a positive and abundant future through mindful, contributive engagement that is rooted in a living systems based worldview. Concepts and practices such as Regenerative Development, Biophilic Design, Biomimicry, Permaculture and Positive Development are explored through interviews and case studies from the built environment to try and answer questions such as: ‘How can projects focus on creating a positive ecological footprint and contribute to community?’; How can we as practitioners restore and enrich the relationships in our projects?; and ‘How does design focus hope and create a positive legacy?’
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Earth Care Manual

peas , but you will find details on vegetable polycultures , perennial vegetables , no - dig gardening , the application of permaculture design principles ...

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 185623021X

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.
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The New American Landscape

For books, CDs, papers about compost tea and extract, or to invite speakers to talk ... Permaculture gardening and community organizing with an urban focus.

Author: Thomas Christopher

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604693041

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Gardeners are the front line of defense in our struggle to tackle the problems of global warming, loss of habitat, water shortages, and shrinking biodiversity. In The New American Landscape, author and editor Thomas Christopher brings together the best thinkers on the topic of gardening sustainably, and asks them to describe the future of the sustainable landscape. The discussion unfolds from there, and what results is a collective vision as eloquent as it is diverse. The New American Landscape offers designers a roadmap to a beautiful garden that improves, not degrades the environment. It’s a provocative manifesto about the important role gardens play in creating a more sustainable future that no professional garden designer can afford to miss. John Greenlee and Neil Diboll on the new American meadow garden Rick Darke on balancing natives and exotics in the garden Doug Tallamy on landscapes that welcome wildlife Eric Toensmeier on the sustainable edible garden David Wolfe on gardening sustainable with a changing climate Elaine Ingham on managing soil health David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth on sustainable pest solutions Ed Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre on green roofs in the sustainable residential landscape Thomas Christopher on waterwise gardens Toby Hemenway on whole system garden design The Sustainable Site Initiative on the managing the home landscape as a sustainable site
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The Permaculture City

This book shows, in the stories of the innovators who are doing it as well as in how-to instructions, how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and ...

Author: Toby Hemenway

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603585262

Category: Architecture

Page: 269

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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 practical guidance and plenty of examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. Permaculturists have learned that 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. This book shows, in the stories of the innovators who are doing it as well as in how-to instructions, 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.
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Permaculture

Author: Bill Mollison

Publisher:

ISBN: 0908228244

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Page: 616

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Systemic Design

... leading to both the influential Permaculture Design Certificate educational programme and a massive designer's manual (Mollison, 1988).

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431556398

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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This book presents emerging work in the co-evolving fields of design-led systemics, referred to as systemic design to distinguish it from the engineering and hard science epistemologies of system design or systems engineering. There are significant societal forces and organizational demands impelling the requirement for “better means of change” through integrated design practices of systems and services. Here we call on advanced design to lead programs of strategic scale and higher complexity (e.g., social policy, healthcare, education, urbanization) while adapting systems thinking methods, creatively pushing the boundaries beyond the popular modes of systems dynamics and soft systems. Systemic design is distinguished by its scale, social complexity and integration – it is concerned with higher-order systems that that entail multiple subsystems. By integrating systems thinking and its methods, systemic design brings human-centred design to complex, multi-stakeholder service systems. As designers engage with ever more complex problem areas, it is necessary to draw on a basis other than individual creativity and contemporary “design thinking” methods. Systems theories can co-evolve with a new school of design theory to resolve informed action on today’s highly resilient complex problems and can deal effectively with demanding, contested and high-stakes challenges.
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Eat More Raw

Permaculture Reading A huge range of useful books is available by mail order from Permanent Publications ( UK ) , all described in their excellent catalogue ...

Author: Steve Charter

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 1856230244

Category: Natural foods

Page: 171

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Ethics and Urban Design

New York : Basic Books , 1973 . Berkowitz , Bill . Community Dreams . San Luis Obispo CA : Impact Publishers , 1984 . Kennedy , Declan . " Permaculture and ...

Author: Gideon S. Golany

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471122742

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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"The city," according to urban design scholar Gideon Golany, is"the largest and most complicated project ever produced byhumankind." In Ethics and Urban Design, he challenges designprofessionals to reexamine their basic assumptions about the urbanenvironment and offers design strategies based on enduring humanvalues. In search of answers to the paradoxical problems of the moderncity, Golany takes the reader through the sweep of humansettlements from the dawn of civilization to the present. Hisauthoritative examination of the genesis of the city is illuminatedby instructive examples of early urban centers. Mesopotamia, theIndus River Valley, the Egyptian cities of the Nile, and thecapital cities of ancient China--all are examined in the light ofwhat made them work as major centers of human activity. What Golany finds in the success stories of the past are cohesivesociocultural values that shaped the design of homes,neighborhoods, and cities. These ethical values helped to maintainan equilibrium within the society that permeated its natural,social, and human-made environments. In the present era,conversely, he finds a major disconnection between human values andthe ethics of technology, which has resulted in confusion,imbalance, and dehumanization. To help designers gain a perspective on possible solutions, Golanyexplains leading comprehensive design strategies, including thevalley theory, the urban border zone concept, and the regionalconcept of Patrick Geddes. In the case study of contemporaryHolland, he details what a small, densely populated country hasbeen able to achieve through design planning rooted inenvironmental ethics. "Future Frontiers for Urban Design," the culminating section ofthis groundbreaking book, opens with Golany's vision of the futurecity. He examines the issues of thermal performance and climate asthey relate to urban design and offers the concept of"geospace"--the earth-enveloped habitat. Buttressing hispresentation with detailed information on the mechanics ofgeospace, Golany describes case studies of the successful use ofearth-enveloped habitats in China and Tunisia. He makes a powerfulargument for the geospace city as a renewal of ancient traditionsthat can restore the vital equilibrium between nature and humansettlements that we seem to have lost. Ethics and Urban Design is a distinguished scholar's analysis andprescription for the city; it offers an abundance of stimulatingideas for the architects, designers, and planners who have assumedresponsibility for its future. Ethics & Urban Design draws on historical examples andcontemporary case studies from around the world to illustrate urbandesign strategies that can help restore equilibrium to the natural,social, and built environments of the city. In this stimulatingbook, urban design scholar Gideon Golany offers architects,designers, and planners both an in-depth analysis of thefundamental issues of urban design and practical options for thedesign of the future city. * Examines the genesis and development of the city from theearliest presettlements to the rise of urban society * Presents urban design strategies based on historical examples ofearly urban centers, including Mesopotamia, the Indus River Valley,Egypt, and China * Offers case studies of environmental success stories from Europe,Asia, and Africa * Details geospace design options--the use of underground space fordiversified land use, housing, and transportation * Fully illustrated, with over 80 photographs, drawings, anddiagrams
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