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Patrick Whitefield

Patrick Whitefield (1949-2015) was one of the UK's leading permaculture experts. He was a teacher, writer, designer, and consulting editor for Permaculture Magazine, and the author of the mini-classic Permaculture in a Nutshell, which has been translated into four languages, as well as The Earth Care Manual, How to Read the Landscape, and How To Make a Forest Garden.

    Patrick's Books

    How To Read The Landscape

    Patrick Whitefield has spent a lifetime living and working in the countryside and twenty years of that taking notes of what he sees, and this book is the result of that work. Whitefield explains everything from the signs that wild animals leave and the meaning behind the shapes of different trees, to how whole landscapes, including woodland, grassland, and moorland, fit together and function as a whole. Opening How to Read the Landscape is like opening a window on a whole new way of seeing the living world around you.

    The Living Landscape

    How to Read and Understand It

    Patrick Whitefield shares a lifetime’s knowledge of the myriad interactions that go to make up the fascinating and varied landscapes we see all around us. He will inspire you to reconnect with the land as a living entity, not a collection of different scenery, and develop an active relationship with nature and the countryside.

    Permaculture in a Nutshell

    This inspiring book is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It explains how permaculture works in the city and the countryside, including on farms, and also explores ways people can work in cooperation to recreate real communities. Permaculture in a Nutshell is the ideal introduction to this complex subject�essential reading for those wishing to understand how a new way of perceiving horticulture can transform our relations other humans and with the Earth.

    How to Make a Forest Garden

    A how-to guide to growing a garden based on the model of a natural woodland forest.

    The Earth Care Manual

    A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Climates

    Patrick Whitefield, one of Europe's foremost permaculture teachers, has packed The Earth Care Manual with useful information, contacts, and ideas. This book is clearly and accessibly written, lavishly illustrated, and contains many case studies.


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