Permaculture in a Nutshell

By Patrick Whitefield - 84 pages - 1993 Back To Books external image 9781856230032_1.jpgdownload for free from ?? (preview)
Description"This inspiring book is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It explains how permaculture works in the city and the countryside, including on farms, and also explores ways people can work in cooperation to recreate real communities. Permaculture in a Nutshell is the ideal introduction to this complex subject—essential reading for those wishing to understand how a new way of perceiving horticulture can transform our relations other humans and with the Earth." (from Chelsea)
"Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshellis a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact." (from Googlebooks)

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Table of content

Preface by Jonathon Porritt ix
Introduction xi
  • 1 What Is Permaculture? 1
  • 2 "A Tale of Two Chickens" 9
  • 3 In The City 17
  • 4 In the Garden
  • 5 On The Farm 37
  • 6 In The Community 53
  • 7 Some Questions Answered 63
  • 8 Getting Started 71
Resources 76