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.
Published November 2020
New Society Publishers
Paperback, b&w illustrations throughout, 224 pages.
About the Authors
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. www.permacultureinternationale.org
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. www.e-ker.org