ISBN: 9781856230216 Year Added to Catalog: 2005 Book Format: Hardcover Book Art: 206 b&w photographs, 43 color photographs, 145 line diagrams, tables, notes, appendices, index Number of Pages: 8 1/2 x 12, 482 pages Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Old ISBN: 185623021X Release Date: March 11, 2005 Web Product ID: 221
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The Earth Care Manual
A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Climates
The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner.
Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.
About the Author
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.