Practical Permaculture

Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697421
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Gardening

“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

Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604694437
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Genre: Gardening

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 Permaculture Handbook

Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716667
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Gardening

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 Basics of Permaculture Design

Author: Ross Mars
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603581257
Release Date: 2005-03-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 City

Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603585279
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Genre: House & Home

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.

Sepp Holzer s Permaculture

Author: Sepp Holzer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583831
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Gaia s Garden

Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580298
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

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.

Free range Chicken Gardens

Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604692372
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Gardening

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

Planting in a Post Wild World

Author: Thomas Rainer
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697209
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Gardening

“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.

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Author: Jenni Blackmore
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550926071
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: House & Home

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.

Getting Started in Permaculture

Author: Ross Mars
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 185623035X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Gardening

Presents information on designing and building productive gardens along with fifty projects using recycled products.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

Author: Ben Falk
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781603584449
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Gardening

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.

Big Impact Landscaping

Author: Sara Bendrick
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781624143397
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Gardening

Transform your outdoor space on any budget with step-by-step DIY projects and insider knowledge from an expert landscape designer and TV host of DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.The Ultimate in Designer Landscaping Projects for Boosting Your Home's Value If you've ever looked at the weed-filled expanse that passes for your backyard and wondered why your family never uses it, then this book is for you. Sara Bendrick, host of I Hate My Yard! and Build It Like Bendrick, addresses the most common homeowner requests for affordable ways to bring privacy, shade, dining areas, fire features and manageable plantings into their yards to increase their enjoyment of outdoor spaces and increase the value of their home. With 28 unique projects featuring step-by-step instructions and photos, Sara shows you how to: - Build an outdoor kitchen area for a grill or pizza oven - Assemble a fireplace out of prefab concrete modules - Install a stone patio with a pebble mosaic focal point - Build an overhead structure to provide shade and the feeling of an outdoor room - Make a privacy screening wall that lets in light and provides a beautiful backdrop - Create a maintenance-free dry creek bed with a footbridge that will wow your neighbors - Construct a retaining wall from practically free recycled materials - Add a bocce court that will return fun and games to your backyard Get the most out of your property and expand your living space while enjoying more time outdoors. With Big Impact Landscaping as your guide, your backyard will go from a forlorn, forgotten wasteland to the go-to gathering place your family and guests will never want to leave.