Ross MarsRoss Mars

Ross 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 center 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.

See Ross’s titles here.

  • How to Permaculture Your Life Quick View
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    • How to Permaculture Your Life
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    • Strategies, skills and techniques for the transition to a greener world Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition – by design or disaster – away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future. What proven tools are available to aid in making a successful, deliberate transition…
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  • The Basics of Permaculture Design Quick View
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    • 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…
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    • Over 50 DIY projects for house and garden using recycled materials How did they do it at Candlelight Farm? Permaculture experts Ross and Jenny Mars outline the steps to transform your garden into a productive living system. Getting Started in Permaculture details the development of Candlelight Farm from a bare paddock to a harmonious, productive living system using the permaculture…
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  • Permaculture Pioneers: stories from the new frontier Permaculture Pioneers: stories from the new frontier Quick View
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    • Permaculture Pioneers: stories from the new frontier
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    • Arguably permaculture is one of Australia’s greatest intellectual exports, having helped people worldwide to design ecologically sustainable strategies for their homes, gardens, farms and communities. Permaculture Pioneers explores social and inner change for sustainability, charting a history of the first three decades of permaculture, through the personal stories of Australian permaculturists. From permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, to ABC Gardening Australia…
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