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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Bang, Jan Martin.
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jan Martin Bang
|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.
|Responsibility:||Jan Martin Bang.|