Permaculture Design Guide

Have you read a book or two, or done a course and still feel unsure about how to make use of permaculture in the real world? This may be just what you need...



Design Guide Intro
Permaculture Design - a step by step guide is a practical and portable companion to other books on the subject. While it includes the core permaculture ethics, principles and philosophies, it places them directly into the context of a design process. It provides clarity about where different tools, strategies and techniques can be most effectively applied in going from where you are now to where you'd like to be.

"While there are plenty of excellent books already written about permaculture, I hadn't found one that really explained the design process in a step-by-step fashion from start to finish. This was a gap I initially filled on my design courses with a set of worksheets, which were then tried and tested by 15 groups of design course students over 18 months, before being turned into this guide."

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Contents
The guide explains:

  • Different design approaches
  • Making maps
  • Site surveying
  • Working as part of a design team
  • Interviewing clients and stakeholders
  • Working with large client groups
  • Identifying design aims and setting goals
  • Choosing the best systems and elements
  • Identifying optimum placements
  • Integrating elements into efficient systems
  • Different ways to present designs
  • Implementation and maintenance planning
  • Sharing your ideas with clients
  • Designing non-land based systems

If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course (even just an introductory one), then this guide could be just what you need to build on your prior knowledge and put it into practical application.

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Who is the guide aimed at?

'Aranya takes you through the process with the same chisel-sharp clarity as he describes the individual design tools'

- Patrick Whitefield

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Resources CD

Resources CD

The Design Guide comes with a large collection of digital resources, downloadable for free via a web link in the appendices at the back of the book.

I also offer the option of including a CD these resources, with a book order, for an extra £2.00. The CD additionally contains higher resolution versions of some of the downloadable charts and images.

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  • Spanish

    Published by Ecohabitar. Click for more details.
  • German

    Published by OLV. Click for more details.
  • Ukranian

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    'One of the Best Permaculture Design Guides on this planet'

    - Kibbutz Lotan - Center for Creative Ecology