The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate C

by Patrick Whitefield | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 185623021x Global Overview for this book
Registered by martinburo of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 7/26/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by martinburo from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 26, 2005


I found this a very good book about the background of permaculture, and I guess it might give the wrong impression to start with my two main criticisms of the book, which are, firstly, that I don't agree with the choices of what to include in the book. Most notably, in some areas, the book gives considerable detail about how to run a permaculture farm, but as far as I can see not quite enough to start one, but it also gives some information for home gardening, and again stops short of providing the detail I would want to make informed choices. Second, I don't think the book would actually convince me to switch to permaculture design. That's probably an unfair criticism. To be converted to permaculture, simply go and visit a permaculture garden: seeing is believing. Having said that, the book really does overflow with information and inspirational tales, and manages to be a concise 469 pages.

From the back cover:
permaculture n. 1 an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living. 2 a practical method for developing harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.

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