Human Permaculture

AU$ 49.95

Life design for resilient living

Bernard Alonso and Cécile Guiochon

Illustrated by Marie Quilvin

Harness the power of permaculture to change yourself and become a regenerative force for the planet.

As climate change, the global pandemic, and ecological and social breakdown start to bite, rapid, positive change is needed now. Rather than looking to others, change must come from the inside out: transforming the “I” to “we”, changing the world by changing ourselves, and re-establishing our deep connection to nature.

This guide is for everyone who wants to find their own meaning in life, put their talents at the service of the environment, live ethically, and navigate the great transition we face in a future of climate change and energy decline.


Human Permaculture is a powerful, forward-thinking guide that uses permaculture principles of ecological design rooted in people care, Earth care, and fair share for redesigning your life and community to align with the resources available on the planet.

Richly illustrated and inspiring, Human Permaculture offers specific actions and tools for adopting an ethical, regenerative way of life. Coverage includes:

  • Human permaculture principles
  • A nine-step ecological and social life design process
  • Discovering your personal niche
  • Stimulating the permaculture ‘edge effect’ to work with others in efficient teams
  • Rediscovering our deep connections to water, soil, forests, and caring for nature.


“A distilled crash course in how to think in a way the future needs us to think. Vital reading”. – Rob Hopkins, author: From What Is to What If, and founder of Transition movement.

“The coronavirus pandemic has upended our food system, requiring us to rethink it quickly and in broad strokes. The principles for doing so, to the benefit of people and planet, are all contained herein. Accessible, well-grounded, and profound”. – Richard Heinberg, author: The End of Growth, and Senior Fellow: Post Carbon Institute.

Product details

Published November 2020
New Society Publishers
Paperback, b&w illustrations throughout, 224 pages.
ISBN: 9780865719316


Bernard Alonso is co-founder of the Collaborative International University of Transition and a human permaculture facilitator, speaker, coach, and project designer. He lives in Quebec, Canada.

Cécile Guiochon is a French journalist and holder of a Permaculture Design Certificate. She co-founded the company KerWatt, which develops citizen renewable energy projects in Brittany, France.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 215 × 215 × 14 mm

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