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 Art of Natural Building

Design, Construction, Resources
Author: Catherine Wanek,Michael Smith,Joseph F. Kennedy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925601
Category: House & Home
Page: 480
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

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 Community Food Forest Handbook

How to Plan, Organize, and Nurture Edible Gathering Places
Author: Catherine Bukowski,John Munsell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358644X
Category: Community gardens
Page: 272
View: 8086
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Collaboration and leadership strategies for long-term success Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agroecology, community food forests are capturing the imaginations of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the United States. Along with community gardens and farmers markets, community food forests are an avenue toward creating access to nutritious food and promoting environmental sustainability where we live. Interest in installing them in public spaces is on the rise. People are the most vital component of community food forests, but while we know more than ever about how to design food forests, the ways in which to best organize and lead groups of people involved with these projects has received relatively little attention. In The Community Food Forest Handbook, Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell dive into the civic aspects of community food forests, drawing on observations, group meetings, and interviews at over 20 projects across the country and their own experience creating and managing a food forest. They combine the stories and strategies gathered during their research with concepts of community development and project management to outline steps for creating lasting public food forests that positively impact communities. Rather than rehash food forest design, which classic books such as Forest Gardening and Edible Forest Gardens address in great detail, The Community Food Forest Handbook uses systems thinking and draws on social change theory to focus on how to work with diverse groups of people when conceiving of, designing, and implementing a community food forest. To find practical ground, the authors use management phases to highlight the ebb and flow of community capitals from a project's inception to its completion. They also explore examples of positive feedbacks that are often unexpected but offer avenues for enhancing the success of a community food forest. The Community Food Forest Handbook provides readers with helpful ideas for building and sustaining momentum, working with diverse public and private stakeholders, integrating assorted civic interests and visions within one project, creating safe and attractive sites, navigating community policies, positively affecting public perception, and managing site evolution and adaptation. Its concepts and examples showcase the complexities of community food forests, highlighting the human resilience of those who learn and experience what is possible when they collaborate on a shared vision for their community.

The Permaculture Activist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: N.A
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Shelter & Shade

Creating a Healthy and Profitable Environment for Your Livestock with Trees
Author: John Mortimer,Bunny Mortimer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 151
View: 683
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Permaculture Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: N.A
View: 9742
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The Coevolution Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Urban Handbook

A Practical Guide to Community Environmental Work
Author: Elizabeth Agate
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Volunteer workers in environmental protection
Page: 137
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Garden


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Plants, Cultivated
Page: N.A
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The first four and last four pages of each issue of Garden will be local information for the members in each region.

The International Permaculture Seed Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Germplasm resources, Plant
Page: N.A
View: 6833
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Urban Agriculture

An Abbreviated List of References and Resource Guide
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education, Rural
Page: 25
View: 2444
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The International Permaculture Species Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Frozen ground
Page: N.A
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The Future is Abundant

A Guide to Sustainable Agriculture
Author: N.A
Publisher: Everett Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 192
View: 2248
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Permaculture International Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: N.A
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Australian National Bibliography


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: N.A
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The Next Whole Earth Catalog

Access to Tools
Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Appropriate technology
Page: 608
View: 6959
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Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory


Author: Carolyn Farquhar Ulrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
View: 6407
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