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

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

by Patrick Whitefield
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856230216
Publisher:
Hyden House Limited
Publication date:
03/30/2005
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
853,007
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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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