The Basics of Permaculture Design
By Ross Mars. Artwork by Martin Ducker.
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.