How to Permaculture Your Life: Strategies, skills and techniques for the transition to a greener world
By Ross Mars
This permaculture resource discusses rainwater harvesting and irrigation, human waste management, strategies for rural properties with a unique focus on applying permaculture to small urban spaces for decluttering and efficient food growing.
Also find ideas for using hand tools, food preservation, energy production, and low-carbon housing and a plethora of nearly forgotten skills such as soap making, basket weaving, seed saving, and rope and candle making, and more.
On the desert island of a world in decline this is the one-stop guide to vibrant, resilient living you’ll want to take with you.
“… a toolkit of useful plants; alternative farming systems that repair and build soil; skills to add value to your produce; strategies for energy and water efficiency; and techniques to enable us to re-skill and re-learn arts and crafts many of us have lost in recent generations… this book offers us a powerful crash course in the thinking we will need if we are to create a future that actually works for everyone.”
Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition movement and author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff, from the foreword from the UK printing
Ross Mars is a highly regarded permaculture teacher, designer and consultant. He is the author of the bestselling books, Getting Started in Permaculture, The Basics of Permaculture Design and How to Permaculture Your Life and has produced two videos on energy efficient housing design and renewable energy systems for power generation. Ross founded Candlelight Farm, a permaculture demonstration site and training centre in Western Australia. Over the past decade, he has delivered dozens of basic, design, advanced and diploma-level Permaculture courses. Both a scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and an entrepreneur, Mars also manufactures and supplies greywater and rainwater tank systems, and installs waterwise gardens and water-sensible irrigation systems.