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Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

by David Holmgren


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ISBN-13: 9780646418445
Publisher: Holmgren Design Services
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Since then he has written several more books, developed three properties using permaculture principles, conducted workshops and courses in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism. As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change(2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2003). With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time.

David lives with his partner Su Dennett and their son Oliver at "Melliodora", a one-hectare permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at

Table of Contents

1. Ethical principles of permaculture

2. Observe and interact

3. Catch and store energy

4. Obtain a yield

5. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback

6. Use and value renewable resources and services

7. Produce no waste

8. Design from patterns to details

9. Integrate rather than segregate

10. Use small and slow solutions

11. Use and value diversity

12. Use edges and value the marginal

13. Creatively use and respond to change

14. Postscript: After September 11

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Holmgren's initial idea of Permaculture is brought into the 21st century as he grows it from a complicated means of edible landscaping to a far reaching philosphy to sustain us in a culture of declining energy. Holmgren writes with the palpable passion of Jaspers and Frost in the mid 20th century as a Great Mind confronting the prospect of the mass of Mankind doing its best to destroy itself. Not a gardening book!