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This critically acclaimed and definitive permaculture design book was the inspiration that BBC2's Brigit Strawbridge (of Its Not Easy Being Green) needed to attend her first permaculture design course with Patrick Whitefield, setting her and her family off on a voyage of discovery which is helping to introduce and inspire others. Already hailed in the UK, Europe and America as definitive, and reprinted by popular demand, The Earth Care Manual offers an inspirational yet practical vision of a sustainable future invaluable to those new to the subject as well as to the experienced practitioner. The permaculture movement started in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern industrial agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It initially placed an emphasis on gardening, with proponents of permaculture since expanding on its principles; addressing all subjects vital to sustainability, from building and community design to food, energy, water, microclimate and shelter. All of these topics and more are addressed in The Earth Care Manual, demonstrating that permaculture is an interconnecting framework linking a diversity of green ideas.Its aims are a low input, high output efficient use of resources, and genuine sustainability. The Earth Care Manual gives a vision of a sustainable future and the practical steps we can take towards it, both large and small, urban and rural. Written by Patrick Whitefield, one of Europes foremost teachers and practitioners of temperate permaculture, it explains in depth how to apply permaculture to any situation, from the smallest of buildings or apartments, to houses, gardens, orchards, farms and woodlands.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856230216
ISBN-10: 185623021X
Format: Hardback
(297mm x 210mm x 28mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Permanent Publications
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick Whitefield

Patrick Whitefield was a British permaculture teacher, designer, and author. He has been and still is an influential British exponent of the permaculture movement since 1990, and appeared in several television programmes, including the BBCs Its Not Easy Being Green (2006) and A Farm for the Future (2008). Patrick grew up on a smallholding in Somerset and qualified in agriculture at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire. He had experience of farming in Britain, the Middle East and Africa, and had been involved in organic gardening, nature conservation, country crafts and green politics.

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