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Practical Permaculture

For Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Timber Press
 | 
February, 2015
ISBN:
9781604694437
In stock now: 
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$44.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Permaculture is an ecological movement popular among farmers, homesteaders, and a growing number of home gardeners. It is a systematic and holistic approach to living that includes everything from beekeeping and raising chickens, to foraging and fermentation, and leads to a life rich in healthy food, comfortable and safe housing, and renewable energy and resources.

Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth provides home gardeners with the skills they need to start their first permaculture garden or to further their current involvement in the practice. Jessi Bloom,   an ecological landscape designer, and permaculture expert Dave Boehnlein (of the legendary Bullock brothers) explain the guiding principles and ethics of permaculture, show the entire design process from land assessment to the completed master plan, and offer detailed information on the plants, water, waste, energy, shelter, food, animals, and structures that make up the garden.

The third section of the book covers the systems that should be included in any permaculture design: systems for managing soil fertility, water, waste, energy, shelter, food production, and animals and wildlife. The fourth section describes fifty rock-star plants for permaculture landscapes. The fifth section focuses on invisible structures, the economic and social underpinnings of any permaculture design. At the back of the book are lists of resources and suggestions for further reading that we highly recommend you take advantage of, since this book is just a starting point.

Illustrations and lot of colour photographs provide instruction, inspiration, and glimpses into working permaculture gardens throughout the world. This comprehensive and accessible guide is a substantial reference for anyone interested in learning more about permaculture.

“Jessi and Dave are two deeply experienced permaculture designers who have encapsulated years of practice in this very hands-on guide to permaculture design. This valuable book will save the beginning permaculturist time, trouble, and effort, and enrich the understanding and abilities of advanced practitioners as well.” —Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Publisher’s Description: 

Permaculture is an ecological movement popular among farmers, homesteaders, and a growing number of home gardeners. It is a systematic and holistic approach to living that includes everything from beekeeping and raising chickens, to foraging and fermentation, and leads to a life rich in healthy food, comfortable and safe housing, and renewable energy and resources.

Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth provides home gardeners with the skills they need to start their first permaculture garden or to further their current involvement in the practice. Jessi Bloom, the bestselling author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens and an ecological landscape designer, and permaculture expert Dave Boehnlein explain the basic principles and ethics of permaculture, show the entire design process from land assessment to the completed master plan, and offer detailed information on the plants, water, waste, energy, shelter, food, animals, and structures that make up the garden.

Illustrations and color photographs provide instruction, inspiration, and glimpses into working permaculture gardens throughout the world. This comprehensive and accessible guide is the ultimate reference for anyone interested in learning more about permaculture.
 

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