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Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren

David Holmgren builds on the extraordinary success of the permaculture concept and the global permaculture movement to provide a more cerebral and controversial contribution to the sustainability debate – including an exploration of how mainstream concepts of sustainability dodge the critical issue of global energy peak; and proposing ways to live within nature’s limits while providing a secure future for everyone.

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability brings into focus the powerful and still evolving permaculture concept he pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970’s. It draws together and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles, taking a step-by-step look at the 12 Permaculture Concepts.

This book provides refreshing perspectives on a range of environmental issues and shows how permaculture is much more than a system of gardening. For anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations for sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading.

“Although a book of ideas, the big picture is repeatedly grounded by reference to Holmgren’s own patch and other practical examples. I owe this book the most profound debt of gratitude. It is the book which first suggested what a collective response to peak oil and climate change rooted in permaculture design principles might look like in practice. Like all life-changing experiences it is best savoured, as you will thereafter think of your life in two halves, before you read Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability and after. I do not hesitate to refer to it as a work of great genius.” Rob Hopkins co-founder of the Transition Movement 


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Book details

First published in the UK in 2011 (published in Australia 2002)
ISBN: 978-1-85623-052-0
Size: 234mm x 156mm
Format: Paperback, 320pp

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