The Earth Care Manual - A Permaculture Handbook For Britain & Other Temperate Climates 2nd Edition
- Product Review (submitted on 2 June 2011):
Some critics have said that permaculture is all very well and good for tropical or desert conditions, but isn't suitable for a cool temperate country such as the UK. Indeed, many of the major permaculture texts published up until now have been Australian in origin and thus contained large sections that have been at best irrelevant to us Brits. However, all that is set to change with the publication of The Earth Care Manual, the first fully comprehensive permaculture designers handbook specifically written for British conditions. And what a phenomenal work it is! Seven years in the making, experienced permaculturalist Patrick Whitefield has assembled a truly encyclopedic work covering virtually every aspect of the physical design of the world around us.
One chapter I found pertinent was that on farming and food links.
(this review originally appeared in the Vegan Organic Network's 'Growing Green' magazine