Chelsea Green Publishing

The Permaculture Way

Pages:239 pages
Book Art:Black and white line drawings
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Paperback: 9781856230285
Pub. Date March 30, 2005

The Permaculture Way

Practical Steps to Create a Self-Sustaining World

By Graham Bell
Illustrated by Brick
Preface by David Belamy
Foreword by Bill Mollison

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March 30, 2005

$29.95

The Permaculture Way shows us how to consciously design a lifestyle which is low in environmental impact and highly productive. It demonstrates how to meet our needs, make the most of resources by minimizing waste and maximizing potential, and still leave the Earth richer than we found it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Graham Bell

Graham Bell is the former editor of Permaculture News. He worked for the Prince's Trust and is now a freelance environmental consultant. He lives and works in the Scottish Borders, and is married with two children.

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