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The permaculture city : regenerative design for urban, suburban, and town resilience

Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As more people flock to urban areas to live, nowhere are the empowering principles of permaculture more needed and desired than in our cities. Author Toby Hemenway (Gaia's Garden) demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that connects the pieces of our landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to our need for water, shelter, food, energy, livelihood, and community. Hemenway moves beyond urban  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Hemenway
ISBN: 9781603585262 1603585265 1603585273 9781603585279
OCLC Number: 893453726
Description: xvi, 269 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The surprisingly green city --
Permaculture design with an urban twist --
Designing the urban home garden --
Techniques for the urban home garden --
Strategies for gardening in community --
Water wisdom, metropolitan style --
Energy solutions for homes and communities --
Livelihood, real wealth, and becoming valuable --
Placemaking and the empowered community --
Tools for designing resilient cities.
Responsibility: Toby Hemenway.

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As more people flock to urban areas to live, nowhere are the empowering principles of permaculture more needed and desired than in our cities. Author Toby Hemenway (Gaia's Garden) demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that connects the pieces of our landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to our need for water, shelter, food, energy, livelihood, and community. Hemenway moves beyond urban gardening and offers readers practical tips as well as examples from around the country of how people are using permaculture principles to live more sustainably and build deeper connections in urban areas. The Permaculture City also documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners, and provides hope and opportunity for our cities, towns, and suburbs.--COVER.

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Publishers Weekly- "This eagerly awaited book from West Coast permaculture expert Hemenway, author of the classic Gaia's Garden, pushes permaculture design beyond its usual realm of homesteading and Read more...

 
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