This title contains plenty of delicious, healthy and wholesome exploitation-free recipes. It provides solution-based approaches to nurturing personal effectiveness and health. It discusses eco-friendly living, home and garden design, veganic food growing and community regeneration. Graham Burnett demonstrates how understanding universal patterns and principles, and applying these to our own gardens and lives, can make a very real difference to both our personal lives and the health of our planet. Interspersed with an abundance of delicious, healthy and wholesome exploitation-free recipes, Graham provides solutions-based approaches to nurturing personal effectiveness and health, eco-friendly living, home and garden design, veganic food growing, reafforestation strategies, forest gardening, reconnection with wild nature and community regeneration with plenty of practical ways to be well fed with not an animal dead.
Graham Burnett teaches permaculture and works with projects and organisations including Comic Relief, Capital Growth, Bioregional, Naturewise, OrganicLea, the Vegan Organic Network, Thrive, Ars Terra (Los Angeles) and Ekosense Eco Village (Croatia). As well as cultivating his own garden and allotments, Graham contributes to publications as diverse as Positive News, The Sunday Times, Permaculture Magazine, Permaculture Activist, Growing Green, Funky Raw and The Vegan.
"In his inimitable maverick fashion, Graham Burnett has jumbled together the pragmatism of Permaculture with the DIY ethos of punk, and come up with an essential and practical guidebook for anyone even remotely interested in the true nature of cultural (r)evolution. So, if you're looking to 'get a life', this would be as good a start as any – now's the time."
– Penny Rimbaud, Performer, philosopher, writer, and founder of the band/collective, Crass
"Graham Burnett has released a great book combining veganism and permaculture. This book is a really comprehensive introduction to both topics interspersed with a great range of vegan recipes. It''s almost three books in one, but in a good way. I am not a vegan and after a 30 second browse of the book I bought a copy because it covers such a great range of learning, tips and some great recipes all geared towards how to embed permaculture and a vegan diet into your life. The whole book is based around zones starting with Zone 00 which looks at Personal Health and Effectiveness through to Zone 5 Walking on the Wild Side. The Vegan Book of Permaculture is great introduction to Permaculture. It covers a load of the basics, it contains some really nice illustrations and a great further reading section, for those wanting to learn more. Graham isn't one to preach about the veganism and this book does not do this. It is much more about giving people the ideas and techniques to really embed permaculture into their lives. The book does contain over 100 vegan recipes and I would challenge the most carnivorous among you to not find a recipe you wouldn't like to try in person. Personally I will be trying loads of them out, and while I am not vegan I am trying to integrate more vegan food into my diet. Agedashi Tofu with Black Kale anyone?"
– Michael Thomas, Transition Network
"This is book is about practical, ethical, and compassion approaches to life. After reading it, I realised there is so much that I can do right now. This really is an inspirational gift to humanity. Graham's book can liberate you. It can shake you up, wake you up, and raise your consciousness. It is a handful of beautifully crafted common sense. Some of us try hard to do the best for ourselves, our families, our animals, and our planet. Sometimes we struggle, sometimes we need help. Here is help. After reading this book I didn't just think, yes I can, I said, yes I will."
– Benjamin Zephaniah, poet, writer, lyricist, musician and trouble maker