Earth User's Guide to Permaculture

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture

Paperback(Revised second edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856230513
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Edition description: Revised second edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 841,925
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Morrow is known and revered worldwide for her pragmatic and effective approach to creating permaculture systems across an incredibly broad range of environments. Rosemary has successfully implemented community-scale permaculture systems in such diverse biospheres as Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Thailand, the Middle East, Australia, and northern Europe, to name but a few. Her knowledge on how to create abundance, food security, and successful sustainable farming models, no matter what the country, is unparalleled in permaculture education today.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
An observing and appraising eye     3
Starting permaculture     5
Permaculture's ethical underpinnings     9
Ecological themes in permaculture     15
Ecology: life's networks     17
The wonder of water     27
Climates and microclimates     48
Soils: living organisms     58
Trees, forests and windbreaks     72
Our plant and seed heritage     82
Applying permaculture     93
Reading your land     95
Developing your design methods     101
How and where we live: Zone O     108
Your garden: Zone I     119
The food forest: Zone II     130
The birds and the bees in the food forest     140
If you are farming: Zone III     149
Harvest forests: Zone IV     159
Natural conservation forests: Zone V     167
Other cultures and places     176
Permaculture at the office, shop and factory     184
Adding resilience to design     189
Design for disasters     191
Managing pests: IPM     202
Living with wildlife     216
Weeds: guardians of the soil     220
Aquaculture: the water permaculture     228
Social permaculture     237
Money matters: permaculture, wealth and livelihood     239
A sense of place     247
Living in communities, villages, suburbs and cities     252
References, websites and resources     259
Index     263

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