If you want a clear, deep and passionate guide to how we, as a race, might adapt to the rapidly approaching reality of energy descent in such a way that we not only survive but thrive, you must read this. – Rob Hopkins, the Transition founder
If the Permaculture Principles that David Holmgren discusses in this extremely important book were applied to all that we do, we would be well on the road to sustainability, and beyond. –Professor Stuart B. Hill
This book is relevant to every aspect of how we reorganise our lives, communities and landscapes to creatively adapt to ecological realities which shape human destiny.
For students and teachers of permaculture this book provides something more fundamental and distilled than Mollison’s encyclopedic Designers Manual.
For the general reader this book provides refreshing perspectives on a range of environmental issues and shows how permaculture is much more than a system of gardening. For anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations for sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading.
Although a book of ideas, the big picture is repeatedly grounded by reference to Holmgren’s own patch, Melliodora, and other practical examples.
180mm wide x 240mm high, 320 pages, black and white.
You can also read the free summary of permaculture concept and principles taken from this book – Essence of Permaculture.
The eBook edition of David Homgren’s seminal work, has been reviewed to improve grammar, use of terms, and includes updated and additional references. The digital edition is fully searchable, with new colour icons, live links to updated web addresses and direct cross-referencing to precise points in the text rather than general chapter references. See the post with an extract of David’s prologue for the eBook release or download a sample (ePub).
.ePub format, file size: 8.3MB, 489 pages in standard display size on an iPad2