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Permaculture : a student's guide to the theory and practice of ecovillage design

Author: Jan Martin Bang
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris Books, 2015.
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Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course. This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about ecovillage design. Starting with a historical survey of the tradition of intentional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bang, Jan Martin.
Permaculture.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Martin Bang
ISBN: 178250186X 9781782501862
OCLC Number: 915042182
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Author's Foreword; Guest Preface by Kosha Joubert: Ecovillages in a Time of Transition; Chapter 1. Ecovillages; Intentional communities in the distant past; Pythagoreans; Essenes; Monasticism; The recent past; Ecovillages today; Community profile: Hurdal Ecovillage; Starting group work; Tips for facilitators and groups; Hopi Poem; Some suggestions for groups; Introduction session (simple); Introduction session (with pictures); Getting to know your names; What to write on?; A Permaculture song; Crossed arm exercise; Fruit salad; Cosmic circle; Vision workshop. The ball gameChapter 2. Permaculture Tools; Permaculture definitions; Biomimicry; Permaculture principles; Design as a divine art; Permaculture in the world; Transition towns; The changing face of Permaculture; Community profile: Earthaven; Tips for facilitators and groups; Permaculture principles; Chapter 3. The Size of Communities; Size of Ecovillages; Privacy and integration; Greenfield or retrofitting; Community as organism; Community profile: Auroville by Ann Ellsie Morger; Tips for facilitators and groups; Whole community; Chapter 4. Farming; Small scale farmers; Forest farming. Community Supported AgricultureVelwell Orchard; Farming in cities; Organic Bhutan; Biodynamic farming; The agricultural spectrum; Community profile: Solborg; Tips for facilitators and groups; Make your own companion plant groups; Chapter 5. Gardening, Soil and Plants; Soil architecture; Compost; Biochar; Nitrogen fixing in organic agriculture; What plants do with soil; Plant genetics --
breeding or modification?; Plant communities; Food forests and forest gardens; Rotation; Garden Schedule; Garden design; Community profile: Lotan; Tips for facilitators and groups; Backcasting. Chapter 6. House DesignDesign strategies and techniques; Permaculture zoning; Site planning; Energy and heating; Passive and active houses; Design values; Community profile: Lancaster Co-housing, Forgebank; Tips for facilitators and groups; Brainstorming and wild design; Chapter 7. Building; Materials; Stone; Earth; Bricks and blocks, tiles and pottery; Glass; Metals; Timber; Grass and stuff; Straw bales (SB); Natural fibres; Paints; Junk, recycling and earthships; Plastics; A checklist of materials for sustainable building; Deeper considerations; Community profile: Friland. Tips for facilitators and groupsSolar tracking exercise; Chapter 8. Energy and Technology; Critique of nuclear with emphasis on Fukushima; Solar power; Falling water; Wind generators; A total system; Geological heat; Bio energy; Wood; Fuel values of wood; Manure; Biogas; A word of warning about Biofuels; Unconventional energy sources; Carbon capture and storage; Bioregions; Community profile: Solheimar; Tips for facilitators and groups; Create a bioregion; Chapter 9. Water; Water on earth; Looking after our precious water; The magic of water; Uses of water; A few Permaculture principles.
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