Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.. Here are the detailed information about The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience as your reference.
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Cocreating and collaborating a more beautiful world...... - 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.Cocreating and collaborating a more beautiful world...... By Blair Frank Beginning in urban areas regenerating dead systems into life giving systems with a wholeness perspective using permaculture design...... Principles..... Tools..... Problems into solutions......
Awesome! - 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.Awesome! By Lorecrystal This is Toby Hemenway's last work before his death in December 2016. It is a wonderful introduction to design thinking, focused on the use of permaculture in towns & cities (where most people live these days). Since I am familiar with permaculture, only about half the book was new information, but it is worth buying for the other books mentioned alone.
An Amazing Follow Up To Bill Mollison's pioneering Book Permaculture: A designers Manual!!!!!!! - 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.An Amazing Follow Up To Bill Mollison's pioneering Book Permaculture: A designers Manual!!!!!!! By Really good start to a great series If you are tired of hearing about all our social and environmental problems and want practical solutions that you an ordinary person can put to easy practice in the city, suburb or town you live in, you have to read this book! This book can help you do things to battle climate change, rebuild run down neighborhoods, and rejuvenate your local environment and economy, n you can start with your own home.