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The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living

Author: Ross Mars
Publisher: Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transitionby design or disasteraway from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future. But what proven tools are available to aid in making a successful, deliberate transition to a resilient, sustainable future?For the first time, the power of permaculture design has been brought to bear on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Mars
ISBN: 9780865718357 0865718350
OCLC Number: 1057611559
Notes: Paperback.
Description: 288 pages ; 229 x 184 mm
Contents: Foreword Preface Dedication 1. Setting the Scene What is changing? Is there a problem? Climate change. Peak oil. Food sovereignty. 2. Sustainable Living Practices Sustainability. Permaculture: designing for a sustainable future. Permaculture design fundamentals. 3. Planning a Garden Ecological principles. How ecosystems work. The design process. Designing for others. Implementation schedule. Sharing the surplus, thriving and surviving. 4. Getting the Soil Right What is soil? Compost making. Soil amendments. Mulch. Green manure crops. Fermented fertilizers. Weeds as indicators of soil conditions. Simple soil tests. Other soil tests. 5. Edible Food Plants Top ten vegetables. top ten garden salad fruits. Handy hints. 6. Fruit and Nut Trees Dryland fruit and nut trees. Cold climate fruit and nut trees. Warm humid climate fruit and nut trees. Some other considerations. 7. Heavenly Herbs Herbs used in cooking. Herbal teas. Pest-repellent herbs. A herb medical cabinet. 8. Other Useful Plant Groups Dryland plants. Cool climate plants. Warm humid climate plants. 9. Fodder and Forage Shrubs and Trees for Farm Animals Dryland plants. Cool climate plants. Warm humid climate plants. 10. All About Water Saving water in the home. Water conservation. Irrigation practices. Graywater reuse. Rainwater harvesting. Integration of water systems. On-site domestic wastewater systems. Water in the landscape. 11. Strategies for Rural Properties Organic farming. Biodynamic farming. Holistic management. Cell grazing. Polyface. Natural sequence farming. Pasture cropping. Keyline. Regenerative agriculture. Water capture. Other aspects of farming. 12. Strategies for Small Spaces Inside the house. Outside the house. 13. Hand Tools Personal protective equipment (PPE) and general work clothing. Ten basic hand tools. Handyperson set of ten tools. Supplementary set of ten tools. Ten basic garden hand tools. Ten handyperson garden tools. 14. Foods You Can Easily Make at Home Ten simple foods to make. Others to try. Ten fermented foods. Preserving your foods. 15. It's Energy That Matters Embodied energy. Saving and reducing energy. Energy-efficient housing. Active solar systems. Energy generation. 16. Forgotten Skills Some simple knots. Handmade paper. Making soap. Homemade laundry detergent. Splitting bamboo. How to make playdough. Saving seeds. Weaving (fiber basketry). Making rope from plant material. How to make candles. Conversion Formulae Acknowledgments Index About the Author A Note About the Publisher
Responsibility: Ross Mars.

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