Written to introduce readers to Permaculture concepts and design strategies.Abundantly illustrated with detailed diagrams and line drawings throughout. Includes a listing of useful Permaculture plants with descriptions and uses, and a further species list in useful categories.
The book is set out as a step-by-step introduction to Permaculture with detailed instructions. Using simple language it describes the range of Permaculture for general consumption.
Very little content of Mollison's other books are found within Introduction to Permaculture.
This book is the same as the "black cover" Introduction to Permaculture it is just an older version. No further discounts apply.
Written to introduce readers to Permaculture concepts and design strategies. Topics include: energy efficient site analysis, planning and design methods, house placement,
design for temperate, dry-land and tropical regions, urban Permaculture garden layouts, land access and community funding systems, chicken and pig forage systems, orchards and home wood lots, how to influence micro-climate and a large section on selected plant species with climatic tolerances, heights and uses.
Abundantly illustrated with detailed diagrams and line drawings throughout. Includes a listing of useful Permaculture plants with descriptions and uses, and a further species list in useful categories.
Introduction to Permaculture
The book is set out as a step-by-step introduction to Permaculture with detailed instructions. Using simple language it describes the range of Permaculture for
general consumption. Very little content of Mollison's other books are found within Introduction to Permaculture.
This book is about design.
It is a practical book dealing with the elements of design which create a sustainable system. Energy benefits are discussed relating to both domestic and broad acre environments.
Permaculture Two is about design, not gardening or livestock per se but as elements in a system intended to serve man, and the ends of good ecology.
"Good teachers have nothing to give but enthusiasm to learn; they cannot with the best will in the world, give their students knowledge. Thus it is 'how' to design, rather than designing your site, which I am attempting here".
This is the definitive Permaculture design manual in print since 1988. It is the textbook and curriculum for the 72-hour Certificate course in Permaculture Design.
Written for teachers, students and designers, it follows on and greatly enlarges on the initial introductory texts, permaculture One (1978) and Permaculture Two (1979) both of which are still in demand.
Very little of the material found in this book is reproduced from the former texts. It covers design methodologies and strategies for both urban and rural applications, describing property design and natural farming techniques.
Most of this book is about fermentation, for it is an excellent way to prolong the life of many foods and to build proteins and vitamins into starchy low-grade foods. Most western peoples are familiar with yeast breads, sourdoughs, cheese, and beers. But few of us realise how skillfully traditional peoples enhance the flavours in their diet, or make simple carbohydrates more nutritious through fermentation.
“All the recipes given herein are traditional; they belong to humanity, even though they have been collected or tried by various authors, they have all been used for centuries by thousands of human beings. Only a few recipes are my own inventions (you may guess at these) but even these derive from my family or friends in their main ingredients or procedures.” Bill Mollison
If you are like us, on a quest for knowledge about sustainable design systems...
We're talking about the rubbish popularised by chemical
companies that rice production is chemical dependent – 10,000 Japanese
rice growers have proved otherwise.
This book is written by a farmer for farmers – a complete guide to integrated duck and rice farming.
Takao Furuno, a Japanese rice farmer has been producing sustainable, profitable organic rice for the last ten years. Abundantly illustrated, tabled and photographed, this book serves as a text-book for case studies and farmer-evolved natural systems.
'Farmers have increased their yield by 20 to 50 per cent or more in the first year'.Mae-Wan Ho, Open University, Milton Keyes, U.K.
'By using human imagination and ingenuity, and by co-operating with nature rather than re-engineering it, Takao Furuno has cleared yet another path for a safe, diverse and sustainable agricultural future. So who needs transgenic crops?'from Soil and Health, February 2000, pp 36–37
Recommended by Bill Mollison:
'A beautiful case history of sustainable agriculture – very finely worked out.'
AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus Palmensis) seed, collected from Tagasaste trees growing on the Permaculture Institute property at Sisters Creek Tasmania
Photos below show the extra broad leaf of this particular cultivar – normally the leaf of this species is no wider than 12mm – our selected cultivar leaves go up to 20mm wide and some beyond.
Take advantage of our very special seeds on offer. Propagate, grow, plant and share seedlings. Spread the goodness around.
Just think a piece of the Permaculture Institute farm (designed and developed by Bill and Lisa Mollison) could be growing at your place soon; producing an abundance of usable nitrogen (via root bacteria and leaf mulch), flowers feeding your birds, bees and beasts, sheltering your lands and stock from winds, providing small wood for your rocket stoves; plus displaying beauty, serenity and shelter for your enjoyment and protection.
Only available to Australian Residents and
postage is FREE.
Winter, Spring and Summer bee forage
Nitrogen fixer and provider
Coppices well and provides abundant small wood yield
Nutritious animal and poultry fodder
Easy to grow and maintain
Great chop and drop species