Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Abundant Living on Less Than An Acre

eBook - 2015
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Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal five sunny, gently sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of twenty years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool. The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author's own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as: - No-till vs. till gardening, composting, and soil-building - Natural pest control and integrating small livestock - Basic greenhouse construction - Harvesting, preservation, and more... Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author's journey from adversity to abundance. Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist, writer and certified Permaculture Design Consultant who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road to self-sufficient living ever since. A successful micro-farmer, she produces most of her family's meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, in spite of often-challenging conditions.
Publisher: [United States]: New Society Publishers , 2015
ISBN: 9781550926071
1550926071
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook

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bryceborlick
Feb 06, 2017

It's a good intro to permaculture with some insightful perspectives but it's a little disjointed. Quick read.

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