Permaculture – A Beginner’s Guide (third edition) by Graham Burnett
“Everything I have come to understand about the principles of permaculture is summed up in this wonderfully readable and accessible book.”
- From the foreword by Brigit Strawbridge of BBC TV’s ‘Its Not Easy Being Green’.
“an easy-to-follow, rousing introduction to permaculture, a very useful and important tool”
- Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Towns movement
So what exactly is ‘Permaculture’? Whether you are aged 12 or 120, this concise yet information rich graphic guide provides the answers, and will encourage you to apply the ethics and principles of sustainability and working with, rather than against, nature to your land (whether it’s a windowbox or a 1000 hectare farm), your community and your life. Find out:
* What is Permaculture?
* Why do we need Permaculture?
* What are Permaculture ethics and the principles of working with nature’s patterns?
* What are the Basics of the Permaculture design process?
* What are concepts such as Zones, sectors, edge, stacking and succession, and how they can work for us?
* How can you use Permaculture practically in your life, home, garden, land or community, whatever your situation?
* Plus Practical tips, including; reading your land, saving energy, year round food from your garden and how to use your weeds….
Updated and revised third edition published November 2012 by Spiralseed
ISBN 13 978-0-9553492-2-5
Special online introductory offer – buy a signed copy at the reduced price of £7.99 (normally £8.99) and receive a FREE copy of Graham’s ‘Top Of The Crops’, a 24 page guide to growing your own vegetables and fruit at home! (NB Top Of The Crops offer available to UK customers only, sorry)
A5 Perfect bound paper back format, 80 pages plus colour cover and 8 page colour photo section. Printed on FSC accredited paper.
Spanish and Croatian editions of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide are also available, and French, Serbian and Hebrew editions are planned for publication soon!
About the Author
Graham Burnett holds the Diploma in Permaculture Design. He has run introductory and full design courses since 1998 with organisations and projects including Comic Relief, Bioregional, Naturewise, OrganicLea, Green Adventure, the Vegan Organic Network, Thrive, Transition Town Brixton, Birmingham Decoy, Ekosense in Croatia and Ars Terra in Los Angeles. He writes for publications as diverse as The Sunday Times, Permaculture Magazine, The Raven, Growing Green, The Vegan and The Idler. Graham founded ‘Spiralseed’ in 2001 in order to publish his own work and strive towards seeking a ‘right livelihood’ through permaculture teaching. He is currently involved in setting up Transition Town Westcliff, an exploration of how the community in which he and his family lives can develop an Energy Descent Action Plan in order to survive and thrive in the low carbon twenty first century.
Course and Event Organisers Offer
With its concise yet information rich text and clear graphics and diagrams, Graham Burnett’s ‘Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide’ is is the perfect accompaniment to any Permaculture Design or Introductory Course, and a great ‘additional extra’ reference book to give to your students.
It’s also a perfect low cost introductory book suitable for giving away or selling at stalls or events such as your local Transition Town or Green Group happenings.
Therefore we are launching this special offer for course or event organisers, making the book available for the price of £6.00 per copy for 5 or more copies, and, what’s more, we will even pay the postage costs¹.
If you’d like to take advantage of this offer simply contact us and let us know how many copies you’d like and what course or event you are organising, and we will send you the books plus an invoice for payment.
¹NB. Free postage applies for UK orders only – for overseas please contact us for postage rates.