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Permaculture Design - step by step

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This full colour book explains the design process and is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course, then this guide is probably just what you need to build on your prior knowledge and put it into practical application.


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While it includes the ethics, principles and philosophies, it places them directly into the context of the design process. It also provides clarity about where different tools and techniques can be effectively applied in the overall scheme of things. Includes sections on: systems and patterns,design frame-works, land based design and beyond, working as part of a design team, site surveying and mapping, client interviews, working with large client groups, identifying functions and setting goals, choosing systems and elements, placement and integration, different design formats, implementation and maintenance planning, presenting your ideas to clients.

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Author Aranya
Short title Permaculture Design
Long title Permaculture Design - step by step
Publisher Permanent Publications
Page count 208
Language English
ISBN-10 No
ISBN-13 9781856230919
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This book fills a huge void in permaculture literature. Review by Burra Maluca, reviewing on permies.com
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About five years ago, I took an online permaculture design course, but when it came to drawing up the final design, I ground to a halt... A final design, after all, is final. Isn’t it? So it needs to be exactly right... Perhaps if Aranya’s book had been available five years ago things would have been a little different... Where the book scores is that it does exactly what it says on the cover - it walks you through the whole process. You never get left asking yourself ‘I wonder what I should I do next?’ because he’s right there taking you by the hand and leading you through it... (Posted on 01/11/2012)
one of the best practical design books Review by Sven & Asya, permaculture farmers
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I have started using it very frequently in my design works. I must admit that it is one of the best practical design books I have seen so far!
(Posted on 01/11/2012)
Super helpful Review by Maryse Rochette, permaculture teacher trainer
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Super helpful and well-presented. I’ve taken a bunch of inspiration from it to design the 2-day permaculture course I’m teaching.
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The best designed detailed permaculture book I’ve got Review by Lusi Alderslowe, apprentice teacher & diploma tutor
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I’m particularly enjoying the physical design and layout and I am starting to understand why things I’ve done before have not always worked (particularly around mapping!). The fact it is portable is so important to me as the time that I get to read books is normally when I’m travelling. Great it’s not repeating much of the information covered in other core texts too.
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Educational and inspirational Review by Vince Kirchner reviewing on www.examiner.com
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The book was a pleasure to read, well thought out and presented with a desire to educate but also inspire us to make changes: changes in our own lives and for the good of the ones around us; and changes for future generations to come by showing us just how easy it is to make those changes. (Posted on 01/11/2012)
Impressive Review by Mark Juedeman of Transition Texas
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I just wanted to let you know how much I have been enjoying Permaculture Design. There is so much information in this small package, and I haven’t even started to tap into the online resources or CD yet! I’m especially impressed with the inclusion of tools like SMART goals, open space, Gantt charts, critical paths, etc.
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Really enjoyable Review by Nick Waitz, teacher
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I really enjoyed the read and know the advice will help me to clarify ideas and communicate designs as I put the designs online. Love the advice on slowing down, I’ve classically rushed a few times and the results both led to learning and acted as reminders! (Posted on 01/11/2012)
Beautifully illustrated Review by Ruth Darcy
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Aranya’s style of presentation is very inspiring. What PDC graduates need, as well as all the points put forth in the book, is a standard of excellence. The designs are clear and clean, professional and yet beautiful, and very personal. (Posted on 01/11/2012)
Highly recommended Review by Andy Langford - a UK permaculture pioneer, now of Gaia University.
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I am enjoying the read and I am recommending this book to all my students at Gaia University. Thanks for gathering all this together, Aranya, and thanks for explaining it all in your clear, informal and yet complete style ... Good job! (Posted on 01/11/2012)
A toolbox of permaculture design methods Review by Patrick Whitefield, author of The Earth Care Manual
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Aranya wrote this book so that people could go away from the design courses he teaches and have a reference to the design methods he’d taught them. In effect it’s a toolbox of permaculture design methods. Open its pages and you can put your finger right on the design tool you need, from triangulation to the enticingly-named desire lines. It’s all there, described and illustrated, clearly and comprehensively. It’s a useful primer for a permaculture design course, and if you’ve already done the course, it will consolidate and reinforce the many design skills you’ve learned, enabling you to put permaculture into practice on the ground. (Posted on 01/11/2012)

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