Essence of Permaculture eBook

AU$ 3.00

David Holmgren

A summary of the permaculture concept and principles extracted from Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. This 2020 revised edition has minor updates to reflect changes in society over the 15 years since it was originally published as well as further clarification of some of the principles.

Available here as an ePub, ideal for mobile devices, along with the original PDF version. Also available as an A5 booklet.


The Essence of Permaculture introduces the concept of permaculture and outlines the twelve permaculture principles. It is a great way to prepare for the full length book by permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren. It also contains some of David’s reflections on the history and uptake of permaculture, and the future of the movement.

This ePub version is in full colour with added functionality is best suited to mobile electronic reading devices like Android tablets, the iPad and even smartphones. This file can also be viewed on your computer using free readers such as Adobe’s Digital Editions. The ePub file is around 40 pages long on a full sized iPad, this will vary depending on text size selected and device used.

When you purchase this product you will receive links to both the .pdf and .ePub versions of the eBook. You can choose to download either or both formats. We recommend that you read our read our Frequently Asked Questions before making a download purchase.

Essence of Permaculture is available on iTunesThis publication is also available as a free download with black and white images in pdf format, best viewed using Adobe Reader. The ePub version is also available from iTunes.


David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism. As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios (2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2003/2017) and his most recent book RetroSuburbia (2018). With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time. David lives with his partner Su Dennett at “Melliodora“, a one-hectare permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at

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