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Permaculture Design - a Step-by-step Guide

Have you read some books or done a course and still feel unsure
about how to make use of permaculture in the real world? 

This may be just what you need...

My Permaculture Design Step-by-Step Guide

...is available direct from me for just £10.95* (retail price £14.95)Design Process Guide by Aranya

* £2.00 P+P to all UK mainland addresses. £5.00 to Europe. £8.00 to the Rest of the World.

I've written 'Permaculture Design - a Step-by-Step Guide', to explain how to go about putting a design together. While there are plenty of excellent books already written about permaculture, I hadn't found one that really explained the design process in a step-by-step fashion from start to finish. This was a gap I initially filled on my design courses with a set of worksheets, which were then tried and tested by 15 groups of design course students over 18 months, before being turned into this guide.

I've written the guide as a practical and portable companion to other permaculture books. While it includes the ethics, principles and philosophies, it places them directly into the context of the design process. It also provides clarity about where different tools and techniques can be effectively applied in the overall scheme of things.


"I love it - it has been written with such warmth and commitment that it is going to
rekindle my desire to do something more practical (permaculture-wise)."

Claire Wise, permaculture Diploma student


Design Process Guide back cover

The guide looks at:

  • systems and patterns
  • design frameworks
  • land based design and beyond
  • working as part of a design team
  • site surveying and mapping
  • client interviews
  • working with large client groups
  • identifying functions and setting goals
  • choosing systems and elements
  • placement and integration
  • different design formats
  • implementation and maintenance planning
  • presenting your ideas to clients


If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course (even just an introductory one), then this guide could be just what you need to build on your prior knowledge* and put it into practical application


"Aranya takes you through the process with the same chisel-sharp clarity
as he describes the individual design tools."

Patrick Whitefield from his Permaculture Magazine review (reproduced below)


Click on the book to view sample pages as a pdf document.

Design guide sample spread lge trans


"This book fills a huge void in permaculture literature."

Esther Allerton from her review at Permies.com (see book reviews)


It comes with an option to add a CD of accompanying digital resources

Such as flowcharts, worksheets, high resolution versions of maps etc. Most of these are available to readers as free downloads from a special page on my website (the link is included in the book). I'm also offering these resources, plus a few extras, on a CD that can be ordered as part of a package with the book for just £2.00 extra.

Ways to pay...

I've included PayPal buttons below for easy ordering, but I'm also happy to take payments either by cheque (please make it payable to 'Aranya Gardens'), Postal Order, or via direct bank transfer (please contact me for details).

Hey! I can even sign it for you if you want... 

If so, please let me know if you'd like me to personalise it with your name by entering the details in the PayPal box below.

Thank you and enjoy!


"Each chapter is packed with ideas, tools and concepts...                 
    the beauty is the cohesive way in which they are presented."

Gary Finch from his Permaculture Works review (see book reviews)


 ORDER NOW AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF JUST £10.95 PLUS P+P

(UK £2.00 flat fee / EUROPE £5.00 per book / REST OF WORLD £8.00 per book)

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* Despite it's straightforward explanation of each stage in the process, this is not an introductory text. So if you are new to permaculture, seek one out first - click here for some suggestions. 


"Thanks so much for sending us a copy (of your book).
It truly is an excellent piece and extremely good value"

Darren Doherty , RegenAG founder, Permaculture and Keyline Teacher & certified farm designer