Permaculture methods can be applied in the house, the garden, the wider community and on the farm, but it is also a way of life: its lessons and application go far beyond gardening and food growing, to the way we speak to each other; the way we look after ourselves; the way we keep house; the energy we use and the water we need. Permaculture is not about getting away from it all but taking control of our lives, our individual needs and our common future. Whatever your age and skills, it is a practice rich with practical solutions for creating an enduring and more harmonious way of living.
The Permacuture Way shows us how to meet our needs, make the most of resources by minimising waste and maximising potential, engage positively and effectively with others in our community, and still leave the Earth richer than we found it. Originally published in 1992, Permanent Publications are delighted to bring this classic back into print by popular demand. Permaculture Way will show you how to take control of your life and consciously design a lifestyle which is low on environmental impact and highly productive, whatever your age, skills and income (or lack thereof). Guaranteed to stimulate, inspire and galvanise into action, The Permaculture Way will help you make the most of your resources for a more harmonious and enduring future.
Graham Bell is the former editor of Permaculture News. He worked for the Princes Trust and is now a freelance environmental consultant. He lives and works in the Scottish Borders, and is married with two children.
"Permaculture simply asks people to put as much into life as they demand from it. Please buy this book [...] use its principles in your everyday life. Teach your children, lobby your governments local, national and international with the wisdom it contains."
– David Bellamy
"I bought the original publication of this book (in 1994) and it has been a wonderful resource of ideas, plans and solutions, My own copy is full of notes and marks, very worn now! At the time it seemed revolutionary. This book is even more relevant now. Even if you have been emersed in permaculture/green/ecological for the last 20 years it is still a must read, a seminal book"
– Michael J. King