Practical permaculture connects families and neighbors meaningfully, profitably
Practical Permaculture by authors Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein and illustrator Paul Kearsley attracts amateurs, newbies, and specialists in community and home landscapes, renewable and sustainable in:
• shelter, soil;
• water, wildlife.
It begins with a two-page preface about:
• interconnected environments that all life inherits;
• strategic plans which humans implement consciously, haphazardly, methodically, unconsciously for happiness, health, security, stability.
It continues to a 48-page chapter on:
• ethics of appropriate energy and technology, current and future environments, re-invested surpluses, self-regulated consumption and growth ;
• principles of aesthetics, carbon sequestration, consistent yields, functional interconnections, multiple resilient functions, small-scale intensiveness, wildlife habitat;
• systems of interrelated built, natural, social environments with closed loops, limiting factors, recirculated by-products, self-regulated maintenance.