Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture

AU$ 74.95

Rosemary Morrow

With decades of hands-on teaching experience in a wide range of settings, Rosemary Morrow brings a lifetime of global knowledge to this completely revised and updated edition of her classic Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture text.

Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture covers practical essentials such as soils, water, microclimates, trees, seeds, design, pattern literacy, pests and weeds.

Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture is a call to action. It entreats and empowers us to launch a new restorative relationship with all life.

Foreword by Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and author Dr Vandana Shiva.

The best gift to our world is a planet restored. Here is the guide to do just that!

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Online preview of ‘Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture’

New in this edition are discussions on air quality, marine permaculture, ‘crowded margins’ (including refugee camps), emerging economic models and livelihoods. Rob Allsop’s accessible illustrations complement and illuminate Rosemary Morrow’s practical approach.

2021 marked the start of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration; a critical period for preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems around the world. In recognition, Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture equips readers with the tools, and 40-years of evidence-based practice, to lead the movement.

Take a look at the Conversation Series with Rowe Morrow. Each of the four parts in this conversation series includes a video interview with Rowe, complemented by reflective questions, illustrations from the book and learning prompts.


“This is a vital book for our times of climate catastrophe, biodiversity loss, species extinction, and food and water scarcity…it shines the light on another path.” – Dr Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar, author and environmental activist.

“I have been reading a chapter a day of this book and am thoroughly enjoying it – both the newness of it and the eternity of it. It feels just like sitting and being with Rosemary as she teaches.”  – Sally Neaves, permaculture teacher, designer and practitioner

“This text presents as a new and extremely timely book, expanding the definition of permaculture and delving deeply into issues of decolonisation, the permaculture response to climate change, and economic inequality.” – Brenna Quinlan, permaculture illustrator, author and teacher

Product details

Published June 2022
Melliodora Publishing
Paperback, b&w illustrations throughout, 512 pages.
Printed in Australia
ISBN: 9780648845904

About the Author

Born in Perth, Rowe was claimed early by the Earth; plants, animals, stones, weather. Some years in the Kimberleys as a young girl confirmed it. She trained in agriculture science with which she was very disappointed, then moved to France where she lived in the L’Arche community. Later at Jordans Village in England she realised she would become a Quaker. Back in Australia in the 1980s Rowe’s Permaculture Design Course provided the basis for a concern for Earth restoration. She considers permaculture to be ‘sacred knowledge’ to be carried and shared with others. Since then, when asked, she has travelled to teach the PDC to others who, due to circumstances, could not access it any other way. This took her to immediate post-war Vietnam as well as Cambodia, Uganda, Ethiopia and other countries. Rowe’s present concern is to make teaching sustainable and encourage others to succeed her as teachers.

Additional information

Weight 1.26 kg
Dimensions 280 × 210 × 27 mm

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