The Permaculture Promise

What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities Jono Neiger. in your hands does this, too, but in a very different and much deeper way.

Author: Jono Neiger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612124285

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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The Permaculture Promise offers an optimistic, innovative approach to reversing direction and adopting practices that will regenerate, rather than exhaust, Earth’s resources.

Grow Organic in Cartoons


Author: Denis Pic Lelièvre

Publisher: Mama Editions

ISBN: 9782845943438

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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The bible of modern organic gardening in graphic format. Because a good illustration speaks volumes. Welcome to a more ecologically balanced way of growing! With plenty of humour and lots of precise details, this book shows you how to create and maintain a well-designed, eco-responsible garden. You’ll learn everything you need to know about compost, plant propagation and the little creatures and practices that contribute to the well-being of plant and planet alike – practices designed for growing delicious, healthy fruit and vegetables, as well as superb flowers. Bokashi and biodynamic composting, permaculture, vortex, bioponics and a host of other terms and techniques appear in vivid, practical detail. Based on the work of Karel the Gardener, Pic’s illustrations highlight the very essence of gardening: delight. First, the delight of enjoying the book! Then the delight of cultivating, watching things grow, harvesting and savouring. And finally, the delight of knowing that all these techniques help protect the planet. A vast compendium of innovative methods and tried-and-trusted gardening advice, this entertaining guide is a must for any gardener who wishes to grow in good conscience. « You’ll know absolutely everything there is to know about growing confidently and conscientiously. » Actua Comics « An Indispensable Book. » Garden Culture

Integral Ecology

The potential ofintegral permaculture is that it could help round out some of the LR lopsidedness of permaculture as it stands now, and help permaculture fulfill its early promise as an effective cultural alternative to the industrial ...

Author: Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ph.D.

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824461

Category: Nature

Page: 832

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Today there is a bewildering diversity of views on ecology and the natural environment. With more than two hundred distinct and valuable perspectives on the natural world—and with scientists, economists, ethicists, activists, philosophers, and others often taking completely different stances on the issues—how can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems? In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive theoretical framework—one that can be put to use right now. The framework is based on Integral Theory, as well as Ken Wilber’s AQAL model, and is the result of over a decade of research exploring the myriad perspectives on ecology available to us today and their respective methodologies. Dozens of real-life applications and examples of this framework currently in use are examined, including three in-depth case studies: work with marine fisheries in Hawai’i, strategies of eco-activists to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, and a study of community development in El Salvador. In addition, eighteen personal practices of transformation are provided for you to increase your own integral ecological awareness. Integral Ecology provides the most sophisticated application and extension of Integral Theory available today, and as such it serves as a template for any truly integral effort.

Let it Rot

READ MORE AT STOREY.COM These inspiring instructions for 22 specific ways to adopt permaculture. The Permaculture Promise Jono Neiger Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition Mary Appelhof &

Author: Stu Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781603422031

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Stu Campbell provides an in-depth explanation of how composting works and offers clear instructions for a variety of both traditional and modern methods for successfully creating your own compost.

Perma Culture

Both Richie and I had recently completed a two-week course in applied permaculture design and were enthused by the promise of permaculture. Permaculture educator Stuart Hill's (2011, v) statement that it is time to move permaculture out ...

Author: Molly Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351978422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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In the face of what seems like a concerted effort to destroy the only planet that can sustain us, critique is an important tool. It is in this vein that most scholars have approached environmental crisis. While there are numerous texts that chronicle contemporary issues in environmental ills, there are relatively few that explore the possibilities and practices which work to avoid collapse and build alternatives. The keyword of this book’s full title, 'Perma/Culture,' alludes to and plays on 'permaculture', an international movement that can provide a framework for navigating the multiple 'other worlds' within a broader environmental ethic. This edited collection brings together essays from an international team of scholars, activists and artists in order to provide a critical introduction to the ethico-political and cultural elements around the concept of ‘Perma/Culture’. These multidisciplinary essays include a varied landscape of sites and practices, from readings from ecotopian literature to an analysis of the intersection of agriculture and art; from an account of the rewards and difficulties of building community in Transition Towns to a description of the ad hoc infrastructure of a fracking protest camp. Offering a number of constructive models in response to current global environmental challenges, this book makes a significant contribution to current eco-literature and will be of great interest to students and researchers in Environmental Humanities, Environmental Studies, Sociology and Communication Studies.

States of Health and Welfare

With increasing numbers of people flocking to LEDC cities , the site and service schemes promise reasonably healthy living conditions . Outside the cities , permaculture promises a sustainable food supply . Case study : Permaculture ...

Author: M. E. Witherick

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748767312

Category: Human services

Page: 104

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EPICS brings a fresh approach to topics of current interest, allowing students to acquire an up-to-date and in-depth understanding of geographical issues. Each topic provides a wide range of detailed case studies and offers an integrated approach to all aspects of geographical study.

Religion and Sustainable Agriculture

Therefore, the promise permaculture makes to communities is abundant life. This extends far beyond food production systems and sovereignty to explore new potential horizons for the sustainable life that Jesus claims in John 10:10b.41 ...

Author: Todd LeVasseur

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813167985

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Distinct practices of eating are at the heart of many of the world's faith traditions -- from the Christian Eucharist to Muslim customs of fasting during Ramadan to the vegetarianism and asceticism practiced by some followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. What we eat, how we eat, and whom we eat with can express our core values and religious devotion more clearly than verbal piety. In this wide-ranging collection, eminent scholars, theologians, activists, and lay farmers illuminate how religious beliefs influence and are influenced by the values and practices of sustainable agriculture. Together, they analyze a multitude of agricultural practices for their contributions to healthy, ethical living and environmental justice. Throughout, the contributors address current critical issues, including global trade agreements, indigenous rights to land and seed, and the effects of postcolonialism on farming and industry. Covering indigenous, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives, this groundbreaking volume makes a significant contribution to the study of ethics and agriculture.


Unlike capitalist futurity, which is self-defeatingly dependent on infinite growth on a finite planet, permaculture does not promise an impossible supersession ofinevitable limits; it instead locates the promise of a better future ...

Author: Peter Y. Paik

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253009432

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

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Essays exploring questions of what we owe—to corporations, to governments, to each other, to the past, and to the future. From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore the concept of indebtedness in its various senses and from a wide range of perspectives. They observe that many views of ethics, citizenship, and governance are based on a conception of debts owed by one individual to others; that artistic and literary creativity involves the artist’s dialogue with the works of the past; and that the specter of catastrophic climate change has underscored the debt those living in the present owe to future generations. “A welcome range of new perspectives on what has become a central issue for contemporary debate.” —Anthropological Notebooks

The Self sufficiency Bible

Permaculture promised sympathy with the planet, and with that it promised sustainability. This original concept, this permanent agriculture, has over the years expanded to mean so many more things, and there are now many definitions, ...

Author: Simon Dawson

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786785411

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

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A fully revised and updated edition of the self-sufficiency classic. Packed with practical information and expert advice on everything from gardening to cooking, and from health and beauty to raising livestock, this is the indispensable guide to living more sustainably, whether you live in a city apartment block or on a rural smallholding. "A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions" - Adam Henson, BBC One's Countryfile In our current era of pandemic and environmental crisis, self-sufficiency is a means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - and this new, fully updated edition of the sustainability classic will help every householder do just that. You'll find all the practical information and expert guidance you need on every aspect of self-sufficiency, from gardening and baking through health, beauty and cleaning to foraging and livestock, whatever your needs, circumstances and resources. This means that the gardening chapter, for example, is appropriate both for people with an urban back yard or a more substantial plot of land. Written in a down-to-earth, engaging and often amusing style, and charmingly illustrated with line drawings, the book will appeal to anyone who wants to be more creative, resourceful and independent, who wants to rediscover their inner hunter-gatherer, to single people as much as to large families, and to parents looking to equip their children with basic life skills.

We Want Land to Live

I'll present an ex‐ample in this chapter of permaculture practices in Athens, which is by no means representative of ... permaculture shows the most promise to withstand ecological crises, growing populations, and eco‐nomic pressures ...

Author: Amy Trauger

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820350288

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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We Want Land to Live explores the current boundaries of radical approaches to food sovereignty. First coined by La Via Campesina (a global movement whose name means "the peasant's way"), food sovereignty is a concept that expresses the universal right to food. Amy Trauger uses research combining ethnography, participant observation, field notes, and interviews to help us understand the material and definitional struggles surrounding the decommodification of food and the transfor-mation of the global food system's political-economic foundations. Trauger's work is the first of its kind to analytically and coherently link a dialogue on food sovereignty with case studies illustrating the spatial and territorial strate-gies by which the movement fosters its life in the margins of the corporate food regime. She discusses community gardeners in Portugal; small-scale, independent farmers in Maine; Native American wild rice gatherers in Minnesota; seed library supporters in Pennsylvania; and permaculturists in Georgia. The problem in the food system, as the activists profiled here see it, is not markets or the role of governance but that the right to food is conditioned by what the state and corporations deem to be safe, legal, and profitable--and not by what eaters think is right in terms of their health, the environment, or their communities. Useful for classes on food studies and active food movements alike, We Want Land to Live makes food sovereignty issues real as it illustrates a range of methodological alternatives that are consistent with its discourse: direct action (rather than charity, market creation, or policy changes), civil disobedience (rather than compliance with discriminatory laws), and mutual aid (rather than reliance on top-down aid).