Permaculture Design Guide

Have you read a book or two, 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...

Design Guide Intro
Permaculture Design - a step by step guide is a practical and portable companion to other books on the subject. While it includes the core permaculture ethics, principles and philosophies, it places them directly into the context of a design process. It provides clarity about where different tools, strategies and techniques can be most effectively applied in going from where you are now to where you'd like to be.

"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."

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Contents
The guide explains:

  • Different design approaches
  • Making maps
  • Site surveying
  • Working as part of a design team
  • Interviewing clients and stakeholders
  • Working with large client groups
  • Identifying design aims and setting goals
  • Choosing the best systems and elements
  • Identifying optimum placements
  • Integrating elements into efficient systems
  • Different ways to present designs
  • Implementation and maintenance planning
  • Sharing your ideas with clients
  • Designing non-land based systems

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.

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

    '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
  • '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'

    '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'

    Claire Wise, permaculture Diploma student
  • 'Filling an important and largely empty niche, it deserves to be in the hands (or in the back pocket or handbag) of every serious designer.'

    'Filling an important and largely empty niche, it deserves to be in the hands (or in the back pocket or handbag) of every serious designer.'

    Peter Bane, from his Permaculture Activist review
  • 'Aranya goes through the design process in a beautifully clear way - no other permaculture textbook really comes close to its logic and practicality'

    'Aranya goes through the design process in a beautifully clear way - no other permaculture textbook really comes close to its logic and practicality'

    Nicole Vosper, permaculture teacher and columnist in 'Positive News'
  • 'Each chapter is packed with ideas, tools and concepts... the beauty is the cohesive way in which they are presented'

    '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
  • 'This is an excellent, important and evolutionary book for the permaculture movement'

    'This is an excellent, important and evolutionary book for the permaculture movement'

    Steve Charter, permaculture teacher and author of 'Eat More Raw'
  • 'This book fills a huge void in permaculture literature'

    'This book fills a huge void in permaculture literature'

    Esther Allerton, staff at Permies.com
 

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    The Design Guide comes with a large collection of digital resources, downloadable for free via a web link in the appendices at the back of the book.

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