A vegan cookbook packed with wholesome recipes, veganic growing, forest gardening and eco-friendly living.
How we eat is such a fundamental part of what we are; yet in our present time-poor culture of pre-packed fast foods, food can become an expensive symptom of alienation and disempowerment. It doesn’t have to be this way!
The Vegan Book of Permaculture gives us the tools and confidence to take responsibility for our lives and actions. Creating a good meal, either for ourselves or to share, taking time to prepare fresh, wholesome home or locally grown ingredients with care and respect can be a deeply liberating experience. It is also a way of taking back some control from the advertising agencies and multinational corporations.
In this groundbreaking and original book, Graham demonstrates how understanding universal patterns and principles, and applying these to our own gardens and lives, can make a very real difference to both our personal lives and the health of our planet. This also isn’t so very different from the compassionate concern for ‘Animals, People and Environment’ of the vegan way.
Interspersed with an abundance of delicious, healthy and wholesome exploitation-free recipes, Graham provides solutions-based approaches to nurturing personal effectiveness and health, eco-friendly living, home and garden design, veganic food growing, reafforestation strategies, forest gardening, reconnection with wild nature and community regeneration with plenty of practical ways to be well fed with not an animal dead! This is vegan living at its best.
Published: 21st November 2014
Size: 240mm x 170mm
Format: Paperback, 304pp. Authors line drawings
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This is book is about practical, ethical, and compassion approaches to life, a handful of beautifully crafted common sense. It is an inspirational gift to humanity that can liberate you. It can shake you up, wake you up, and raise your consciousness. Some of us try hard to do the best for ourselves, our families, our animals, and our planet. Sometimes we need help. Here is help. After reading this book I didn’t just think, yes I can, I said, yes I will.
– Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet, writer, lyricist, musician and trouble maker
Long time permaculture practitioner and activist Graham Burnett has written a very practical guide to living lightly using permaculture design within the ethical constraints and opportunities of a vegan diet. Based on lived experience rather than ideology, the strong focus on food, complete with recipes, helps vegans and omnivores alike make better use of the diversity of plant based ingredients in cool temperate climates. For vegans wanting to reduce their ecological footprint, maintain nutritional balance and increase their autonomy and resilience in a rapidly changing world, this book is the ideal introduction to permaculture living and land use.
– David Holmgren, Co-originator of the Permaculture concept
Hugely inspiring and fantastically useful. I love the mix of Graham’s cheerful tone, quirky pictures and hard-won experience. The book will interest anyone seeking to live more enjoyably and with greater autonomy whether vegan or not.
– Tom Hodgkinson, Author of How To Be Free and founder of The Idler Academy
In his inimitable maverick fashion, Graham Burnett has jumbled together the pragmatism of Permaculture with the DIY ethos of punk, and come up with an essential and practical guidebook for anyone even remotely interested in the true nature of cultural (r)evolution.
– Penny Rimbaud, Performer, philosopher, writer, and founder of the band/collective, Crass
Wanting to create ways of living that respect, protect and enrich the awe-inspiring diversity of life and culture on Earth is one thing; actually setting about doing it is quite another. In The Vegan Book of Permaculture, Graham Burnett gives you many of the practical tools you need to live in a healthy, connected relationship with both the human and non-human world around you.
– Mark Boyle, Author of The Moneyless Manifesto
A refreshing, radical approach to sustainable living, it is absolutely bursting with interesting, inspiring and engaging snippets.
– Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina, Authors of Becoming Vegan: Express Edition and Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition
Graham has pioneered vegan permaculture and this book is testament to his knowledge and passion. Graham integrates a desire for social justice for non-humans with the ethics, principles and practices of permaculture in a beautiful and accessible way. Its applications worldwide for social change are clear and I hope this book inspires a movement to change our landscapes and society to radically change how we interact with animals and each other.
– Nicole Vosper, Permaculture designer, gardener and community organiser