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Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
David Holmgren brings into sharper
focus the powerful and still evolving Permaculture concept he pioneered
with Bill Mollison in the 1970s. It draws together and integrates 25
years of thinking and teaching to reveal a whole new way of
understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. The
12 design principles are each represented by a positive action
statement, an icon and a traditional proverb or two that captures the
essence of each principle.
Holmgren draws a correlation between every aspect
of how we organize our lives, communities and landscapes and our
ability to creatively adapt to the ecological realities that shape
human destiny. For students and teachers of Permaculture this book
provides something more fundamental and distilled than Mollison’s
encyclopedic Designers Manual. For the general reader it provides
refreshing perspectives on a range of environmental issues and shows
how permaculture is much more than just a system of gardening. For
anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations of
sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading.
Although a book of ideas, the big picture is repeatedly grounded by
reference to Holmgren’s own place, Melliodora, and other practical
About the Author
David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of
the Permaculture concept put forth in "Permaculture One" in 1978. Since
then he has written several more books, developed three properties
using permaculture principles, and conducted workshops and courses in
Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Italy, France, Britain, Germany,
Denmark and Sweden. He has also consulted on and supervised urban and
rural projects in Australia and New Zealand.
This is the cookbook for when you are without a cooker or a fridge,
such as on a camping trip. It's also extremely handy during power
Eating Off-The-Grid is a crash course in using basic foods that require
no refrigeration or freezing. It includes complete ingredient and
The book covers food storage and outdoor cooking and includes a wide
range of recipes, However, this type of cooking is tricky and best
learned before it becomes a necessity.
is a sample four-week meal plan and accompanying grocery list for a
family of four.