Practical Permaculture

for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

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Author: Jessi Bloom,Dave Boehnlein

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697423

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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“Practical Permaculture is powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.” —Joel Salatin, farmer and author Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, offer authoritative, in-depth, hands-on advice that shares a holistic approach to sustainable living. Permaculture is a growing trend, but still a daunting concept to many. New to permaculture principles and techniques? The guesswork will be eliminated by paging through this invaluable resource. Already an expert? This guide will surely make an important addition to your sustainable agriculture reference shelf.

Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

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Author: Jessi Bloom,Dave Boehnlein

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694432

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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This is the ideal introduction to permaculture for gardeners new to the method. Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein demonstrate how to establish a garden that is both productive and well-designed. They explore all of the elements of creating a permaculture system, from efficient management of water and waste, to energy systems. In-depth case studies from across the world illustrate the benefits that permaculture can have on local communities.

The Basics of Permaculture Design

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Author: Ross Mars

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 170

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The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities. Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of experience, it guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages. This is both a do-ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.

The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country

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Author: Peter Bane

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865716668

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

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A step-by-step guide to creating resilient and prosperous households introduces permaculture as a practical way to live well with less money, convert waste into wealth, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

The Permaculture City

Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

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Author: Toby Hemenway

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585273

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem

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Author: Christopher Shein

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692707

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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Offers information to gardeners of any skill level on how to create permaculture in their own backyard.

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

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Author: Jenni Blackmore

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926071

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal five sunny, gently sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of twenty years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool. The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author's own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as: No-till vs. till gardening, composting, and soil-building Natural pest control and integrating small livestock Basic greenhouse construction Harvesting, preservation, and more Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author's journey from adversity to abundance. Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist, writer and certified Permaculture Design Consultant who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road to self-sufficient living ever since. A successful micro-farmer, she produces most of her family's meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, in spite of often-challenging conditions.

Free-range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-friendly Yard

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Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692375

Category: Gardening

Page: 221

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Presents advice for keeping chickens in the garden, discussing such topics as housing, garden design, landscaping, fencing, plant choices, and predator control.

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening

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Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn: How he sets up a permaculture system The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm and much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.

Permaculture

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Practice of Ecovillage Design

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Author: Jan Martin Bang

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 178250186X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course. This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about ecovillage design. Starting with a historical survey of the tradition of intentional community, the book also covers topics ranging from the size of community, gardening and farming, building and technology, to economics, and tools for helping communities to grow and develop. Additionally, the book features a number of richly-observed Ecovillage case-studies with photographs, alongside lots of tips for facilitators and self-study groups. This comprehensive book will also be of interest to those wishing to contribute to the founding and building of Ecovillage communities for a sustainable future.

Gaia's Garden

A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture

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Author: Toby Hemenway

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580298

Category: Gardening

Page: 313

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This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

Permaculture Design

A Step-By-Step Guide

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Author: Aranya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856230919

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Planting in a Post-Wild World

Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

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Author: Thomas Rainer,Claudia West

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697202

Category: Gardening

Page: 316

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“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

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Author: Ben Falk

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 1603584447

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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A manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition, written by a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention.

The Permaculture Promise

What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities

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Author: Jono Neiger

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124283

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Permaculture is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has evolved into an optimistic approach connecting all the systems of human life: gardening, housing, transportation, energy, and how we structure our communities. The Permaculture Promise explains in simple terms why permaculture may be the key to unlocking a livable future on our planet. Author Jono Neiger asserts that humans can thrive while simultaneously making Earth healthier and not destroying it. The book shows 22 ways that permaculture can create a better future for all living things. Profiles of people and communities — including an urban dweller who tore up her driveway to create a vegetable garden and a California housing development that dedicates a third of its land to parks, orchards, and gardens — will inspire you to incorporate permaculture principles into your life today.

The Food Forest Handbook

Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden

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Author: Michelle Czolba,Darrell Frey

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422114

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial herbs and vegetables. Food forests can help increase biodiversity, protect valuable habitat for beneficial insects, and promote food security and resilience, all while providing an abundant harvest. The Food Forest Handbook is a practical manual for the design and management of a home-scale perennial polyculture garden. Simple, straightforward instructions guide the reader through: Getting started - site assessment and planning Tending the forest garden – maintaining soil health, succession planning, , mulching, pruning and more The fruits of your labor – crop profiles, harvest, storage, nutrition and recipes. This timely book makes the concept of food forests accessible to everyone. Focusing on the potential of perennial polyculture to enhance local food systems, The Food Forest Handbook shows the reader how to mix and match plants in unique combinations to establish bountiful landscapes and create genuine self-reliance in years to come. Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a five-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. He has been permaculture teacher for thirty years, and is the author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. Michelle Czolba is co-owner of Pittsburgh Permaculture and co-founded the Hazelwood Food Forest. She has extensive experience in the design and maintenance of perennial polyculture.

The Permaculture Transition Manual

A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living

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Author: Ross Mars

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926306

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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The complete permaculture skills guide to thriving during the great transition to a fossil-fuel free world. Packed with information on permaculture design principles, nutrient-dense food growing and forest gardening, soil building, ecological land management, animal husbandry, home-scale energy generation and water efficiency. Plus a host of “forgotten” skills, from fermenting to soap making, seed saving to rope making.

The Minimalist Gardener

Low Impact, No Dig Growing

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Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856232852

Category:

Page: 176

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Low input, year-round no-dig gardening that provides your kitchen with fresh healthy food, without breaking your back Written by an acknowledged expert, this friendly guide will help you grow food in whatever space you have large or small, rural or urban with minimal purchased inputs, and maximum satisfaction. This is the first in a collection of Patrick Whitefield s pioneering writings, celebrating his life. It explores a cutting edge of permaculture gardening that is eminently practical and visionary all at the same time. Patrick describes an evolving system that is totally chemical free, requiring little input from outside the garden gate. His minimalist approach uses techniques such as no-dig, raised beds, perennial vegetables and self-seeding salads as ground cover, and mulching when appropriate. This minimizes garden maintenance whilst growing an abundance of produce year round. Patrick describes how to select plants based on what you like to eat and how to combine them in polycultures that confound would-be pests. He mixes annual hybrids, heritage varieties and perennial vegetables and has a pragmatic approach to selecting seeds and seed saving. There are also tips on fruit growing, from berries to fruit trees, including how to choose rootstocks and varieties."

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too

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Author: Michael Judd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615873794

Category: Gardening

Page: 143

View: 2634

Offers information on turning a personal yard into an edible landscape, including such topics as herb spirals, food forests, raised bed gardens, earthen ovens, uncommon fruits, and outdoor mushrooms.