Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture covers practical permaculture essentials such soils, water, microclimates, trees, seeds, design, pattern literacy, pests and weeds. It has new chapters on marine permaculture, ‘crowded margins’ (including refugee camps), emerging economic models, livelihoods, and patterns in nature and their design applications.
It shows us that by working in our local patch we can help restore our global ecosystems. As part of a growing call to action, Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture entreats and empowers us to launch a new restorative relationship with all life. Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture is all that Earth User’s Guide was, and so much more. With a complete revision, and extra chapters added to broaden the scope, the book helps address the bigger picture of how we can restore the Earth in and beyond our own backyards. The newly-titled Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture covers essentials such as: soil, water, microclimates, trees, seeds, design, pattern literacy, pests and weeds.
It also turns our minds to the growing global challenges to Earth’s air, soil and water, and shows us that by working in our local patch we can help restore our global ecosystems.
New in this edition are discussions on air quality, and chapters on marine permaculture, ‘crowded margins’ (including refugee camps), emerging economic models, livelihoods, and patterns in nature and their design applications.
As always, Rob Allsop’s warm and 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 permaculture practice, to lead the movement.
The best gift to our world is a planet restored. Here is the guide to do just that!
Published June 2022
Paperback, b&w illustrations throughout, 512 pages.
Printed in Australia
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.