The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living : Permaculture for Beginners

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A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably.

Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to his or her life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture, including:

* building green homes and passive solar design
* growing edible plant communities and forest gardens
* using no-till and natural farming methods
* creating microclimates for extended growing seasons
* raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques

This is a common-sense approach to sustainable living that creates a self-sufficient and low-effort home for the people that live there, whether in the city or the country. The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living isn't a philosophy book or a dissertation on theory. It is a step-by-step, complete guide to every aspect of permaculture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 15mm | 932g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 150 color photos
  • 1634502817
  • 9781634502818
  • 262,077

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"There is a lot of powerful information here for anyone on a homesteading quest, whether they are working with 1/4-acre of 140 acres." No Ordinary Homestead

"The perfect book to read before developing your property into a sustainable, food-producing haven." Advanced Survival Guide "There is a lot of powerful information here for anyone on a homesteading quest, whether they are working with 1/4-acre of 140 acres." No Ordinary Homestead

"The perfect book to read before developing your property into a sustainable, food-producing haven." Advanced Survival Guide
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About Nicole Faires

Nicole Faires is an adventurer, self-proclaimed eccentric, wife, and mother of three girls. She grew up in a semi-nomadic homeschooling family and spent her early years in rural Montana on a hobby farm where she raised chickens, grew her own food, learned to crochet, read out-of-print books by Masanobu Fukuoka, and dreamed of the Amish. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading and The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture and continues to seek new adventures and local food with her family in beautiful British Columbia.
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