Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in

Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permaculture Two delves deeper into the concept of consciously designed agricultural systems Author, Bill Mollison, describes new approaches and solutions that have evolved around the world Ways in which plants can modify climate and many forms of pollution are discussed Highly productive, low energy systems, are made clear, in this fascinating book that offers some concrete solutions for saving Mother Earth If there is a single claim, that I could make, in order to distinguish Permaculture from other systems of agriculture, with the notable exception of keyline concepts, it is that Permaculture is primarily a consciously designed agricultural system a system that combines landscape design with perennial plants and animals to make a safe and sustainable resource for town and country A truly appropriate technology giving high yields for low energy inputs, and using only human skill and intellect to achieve a stable resource of great complexity and stability Permaculture Two is about design, not gardening or livestock per se but as elements in a system intended to serve man, and the ends of good ecology Good teachers have nothing to give but enthusiasm to learn they cannot with the best will in the world, give their students knowledge Thus it is how to design, rather than designing your site which I am attempting here both individual and competitive enterprise, and free energy have faiIed us Society is in a mess obesity in the west is balanced by famine in the third world Petrol is running out yet freeways are still being built Against such universal insanity the only response is to gather together a few friends and commence to build the alternative on a philosophy of individual responsibility for community survival ContentsDesign in LandscapeSoil ImprovementBroadscale TechniquesDesign for Difficult ClimatesStructuresWaterworksFree Range Poultry DesignPermaculture and Community

10 thoughts on “Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture

  1. Eric Eric says:

    This is an amazing resource from the seventies It s also amazing thatof these proven techniques for saving energy through design and increasing the yields of any type of land have not been widely adopted in the last 40 years.Compared to the first book, this one is muchdesigner friendly as well as readable The down

  2. Kittylittle Kittylittle says:

    Interesting information but the specifics areapplicable to the arid climate of Australia where Mr Mollison hails from than our maritime climate.

  3. Gina Gina says:

    I realize now that I am setting myself up for issues when I read permaculture books, because as much as I care about the principles, these are all bigger properties, where they are talking about things that I could not possibly incorporate here, and in Mollison s case focused on Australia with a totally different flora and faun

  4. Bettina Gies Bettina Gies says:

    Good in depth introduction to the concept of permaculture.

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