Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Ross Mars is a teacher and environmental consultant. He lives and works in Australia.
Table of Contents
Foreword by David Holmgren
Permaculture Is a Direction, Not a Destination
Maximising the Edge
General Design Principles
Steps in the Design Process
Basic Tools for the Designer
Basic Principles of Garden Building and Management
It's All a Mater of Location
Getting the House Right: Zone 0
Designs for Urban Settlement
Designing for Rural Properties
Permaculture in Schools