Practical Permaculture

for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

By Jessi Bloom Dave Boehnlein

Illustrated by Paul Kearsley

Practical Permaculture is powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.” —Joel Salatin, farmer and author

Permaculture is more popular than ever, but it can still be a daunting concept. If you are new to permaculture and interested in learning more, Practical Permaculture offers authoritative, in-depth, and hands-on advice for a more holistic approach to sustainable living. Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, explain the basics of permaculture, share their design process, and explore various permaculture systems including soil, water, waste, energy, shelter, food and plants, and animals and wildlife. They also profile the fifty most useful plants for permaculture landscapes.

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Jessi Bloom

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Dave Boehnlein

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Paul Kearsley

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Review quotes
“With astonishing thoroughness and admirable dedication, Bloom and Boehnlein meticulously outline every aspect of permaculture, providing inspiring examples and impeccable advice for analysis, design, implementation, and plant selection.” —Booklist
 
“Gardeners will relish the pragmatic text and illustrations in this handbook from two of permaculture’s well-known leaders, Bloom (Free Range Chicken Gardens) and Boehnlein (education director, Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead, WA).” —Library Journal

“Fills a niche for readers who want to integrate this down-to-earth but too-often-mystifying nature-inspired design system into their lives.” —Publishers Weekly
 
Practical Permaculture says it all right there in the title. The photos and diagrams are gorgeous and relevant. The text is easy to read, and the authors are seasoned in their craft. It is the clearest and most practical Permaculture book I have yet seen for helping the aspiring Permie.” —PermacultureRising.com
 
“If anyone can make permaculture intelligible and appealing to home gardeners, it’s award winning ecological landscape designer Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein. . . . if you’re interested in achieving closed-loop sustainability while keeping garden aesthetics in mind, Practical Permaculture can serve as a detailed roadmap.” —Garden Design
 
“In Practical Permaculture Northwest authors Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein take this 1970’s term into today with real-life examples of people growing food, harvesting rain, and bringing their homes and gardens into symbiosis with the surrounding natural resources.” —Sunset
 
“Clearly written and laid out. . . . This is a permaculture primer that is fresh and vibrant. Bring it on!” —Permaculture Magazine
 
“This comprehensive resource will help you make the shifts you’re ready for this year, and for a decade.” —The Denver Post

“Farmers who have heard the term, "permaculture" and are curious as to just what it means, will benefit from reading Practical Permaculture. Bloom and Boehnlein offer vivid ways to diversify the number of crops growing in a given area.” —Acres USA
Product Details
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Number of pages
336
Publication date
February 04, 2015
ISBN
9781604694437