ISBN: 9781856230872 Year Added to Catalog: 2012 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: B&W Illustrations Dimensions: 9-1/2 x 7-1/2 Number of Pages: 304 Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Release Date: August 6, 2012 Web Product ID: 702
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People and Permaculture
Caring & Designing for Ourselves, Each Other & The Planet
This book is cause for celebration! Many of us have long hankered for the insights and principles of permaculture to be translated to serve all aspects of our lives. Looby Macnamara has been worth waiting for: she fills the bill with luminous clarity, lean eloquence and an exquisite knowledge of systems. Her opening chapters on 'Thinking Like an Ecosystem' should be required reading in every classroom from third grade through graduate school. Equally rewarding are her applications of permaculture to health, communication and the life of the mind. It's part of the genius of the book that all this, once you see it, can seem as natural as breathing.
—Joanna Macy, Author of "Coming Back to Life," "World as Lover, World as Self" and co-author of "Active Hope: How to Face the Mess WeÂ’re in without Going Crazy"
This is the first book to explore how to use permaculture design and principles for people - to restore personal, social and planetary well-being.
People & Permaculture widens the definition of permaculture from being mainly about land-based systems to include our own lives,relationships and society. This book provides a framework to help each of us improve our ability to care for ourselves, our friends, families and for the Earth. It is also a clear guide for those who may be new to permaculture, who may not even have a garden, but who wish to be involved in making changes to their lives and living more creative, low carbon lives. People & Permaculture transforms the context of permaculture making it relevant to everyone.
Part 1 - provides a detailed introduction to permaculture design and principles as applied to people.
Part 2 - looks at the tools and techniques we can use in our own lives; how we can transform our internal landscape, enhance our well-being and be at our best.
Part 3 - investigates ways of creating harmony in our relationships and groups, through our communication and decision making.
Part 4 – explores a wider vision for our social systems, in particular health and education.
Part 5 - moves on to explore how to expand our feelings of connection across the globe.
Part 6 - focuses on how we can manifest a positive future with the use of a new design framework specifically created for people-based designs.
Including over 50 practical activities, People & Permaculture empowers readers with tried and tested tools to initiate positive change in their lives. It is a hands-on yet powerful guide to creating a sustainable world.
About the Author
Looby has been teaching permaculture since 2002, and is partner of a leading teaching and consultancy partnership,
Designed Visions (www.designedvisions.com). She runs
full permaculture design courses as well as teacher training, advanced permaculture design and peoplecare courses.
Looby travels to Nepal to support the Himalayan Permaculture Centre and has founded a Fair Trade business, Spirals of Abundance, importing organic cotton clothes and other Nepalese handicrafts.
She has supported the development and growth of permaculture nationally through her input as trustee of the Permaculture Association (Britain) for 5 years (2001-2006) and was the Chairperson for two of these.