The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Countries

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856230216
  • Publisher: Hyden House Limited
  • Publication date: 3/30/2005
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 510,009
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Whitefield is a permaculture teacher, writer, designer, and consulting editor for Permaculture Magazine. He is the author of the mini-classic Permaculture in a Nutshell, which has been translated into four languages, as well as The Earth Care Manual, The Living Landscape, How To Make a Forest Garden, and Tipi Living.

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Table of Contents

1. What is permaculture?
2. principles of permaculture
3. Soil
4. Climate & microclimate
5. Water
6. Energy & materials
7. Buildings
8. Gardens
9. Fruit, nuts & poultry
10. Farms & food links
11. Woodland
12. Biodiversity
13. design process
14. Design skills & methods
App. Suppliers of permaculture requisites

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