The Basics of Permaculture Design

AU$ 27.95

Ross Mars

Artwork by Martin Ducker

The Basics of Permaculture Design is an introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities.

Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of experience, this book guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages.

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This skilfully illustrated permaculture design manual outlines a number of techniques that can be used to build your own system where energy is harvested, directed and allowed to flow.

As David Holmgren writes in the preface:

Permaculture involves the integration of ecological design principles, the ethics and values of working with nature and the detailed situation and site-specific practical realities of life. In trying to combine these three very different spheres of human activity, there is constant  tension and the need to re-assert balance.

In The Basics of Permaculture Design we see the results of one experienced permaculture practitioner, designer and teacher’s efforts to maintain this balance.

Product details

Published 1996. Reprinted new format 2020.
Candlelight Trust
Paperback, 114 pages, b&w, Illustrations throughout, 210 x 297mm.
ISBN: 9780958762618

About the Author

Ross MarsRoss Mars is a highly regarded permaculture teacher, designer and consultant. He is the author of the bestselling books, Getting Started in Permaculture, The Basics of Permaculture Design and How to Permaculture Your Life and has produced two videos on energy efficient housing design and renewable energy systems for power generation. Ross founded Candlelight Farm, a permaculture demonstration site and training centre in Western Australia. Over the past decade, he has delivered dozens of basic, design, advanced and diploma-level Permaculture Courses. Both a scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and an entrepreneur, Mars also manufactures and supplies greywater and rainwater tank systems, and installs waterwise gardens and water-sensible irrigation systems.

Additional information

Weight 0.333 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 7 mm

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