Essence of Permaculture booklet – Revised

AU$ 5.00

A short summary of the permaculture concept and principles extracted from Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren. This 2020 revised and expanded 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.

Also available  as an eBook or in the original PDF version.

Available in the USA from Permaculture Principles – US Store.

For wholesale orders please visit Melliodora Wholesale.


The Essence of Permaculture introduces the concept of permaculture and outlines the twelve permaculture principles. This booklet is a great way to prepare for the full length book by permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren. It has been very popular with permaculture teachers to give to their students for introductory reading on the principles. It also contains some of David’s reflections on the history and uptake of permaculture, and the future of the movement.

Printed in Melbourne, Australia on FSC certified paper using vegetable-based inks.

Product details

Published 2020
Melliodora Publishing
Paperback, 32 b&w pages.
Size: 148mm wide x 210mm (A5).

About the Author

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

Additional information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 210 × 148.5 × 2 mm

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