Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

Category: Book
By (author): Blackmore, Jenni
Subject:  GARDENING / General
  GARDENING / Organic
  GARDENING / Vegetables
  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Published: October 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.25in
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Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of 20 years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool.

The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author's own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as:

  • No-till vs. till gardening, composting and soil-building
  • Natural pest control and integrating small livestock
  • Basic greenhouse construction
  • Harvesting, preservation and more.

Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author's journey from adversity to abundance.