The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.... 320, 327, 358, 369, 379 Rackham, Oliver 379 Ragmans Lane Farm 294-297 Rainfall British average 70, 98 Rainwater harvesting 93, ... Succession 24, 241 Sunshine British average 70 Sutherland, Maggie aamp; Neil 302 Swales 100 Temperature 76-77 British average 70 ... external costs 128 homeworking 127 housing density aamp; 143 reducing need 127 safe routes 127 school run 127 shopping 127 Treesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Earth Care Manual|
|Publisher||:||Permanent Publications - 2004|