The Basics of Permaculture Design

The Basics of Permaculture Design


By (author) Ross Mars

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  • Publisher: Permanent Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 244mm x 15mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • ISBN 10: 1856230236
  • ISBN 13: 9781856230230
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 225ill.
  • Sales rank: 35,607

Product description

The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent 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, it 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. This is both a do-ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.

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Author information

Ross Mars is an experienced permaculture teacher, designer and consultant. He is a qualified high school teacher and has been actively involved in permaculture education in schools. He is the author of the well known text The Basics of Permaculture Design and has also produced an educational video on energy efficient housing called Passive Solar Design of Buildings.