Originally published in 2002 Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability explained the systems of permaculture in 12 design principles that work together with three central ethics that establish a diversity of ecological characters tics in terms f permaculture design, teaching, development and activism.
This book has been translated into nine languages and has proven its seminal text for extending permaculture beyond its agrarian roots. Principles and Pathways concept integrate 25 years of thinking to invent a new way of understanding and taking actions behind a simple design principles. Related to every aspect of how we reorganise our communities and landscapes to adapt with creativity to the ecological realities which shapes our destiny. It’s an essential reading for permaculture designers and accessible to a wide range of critical thinkers.
This book is giving a clear, deep and passionate guide to how as human beings we could adapt to rapidly approaching reality of energy decent in a way that we not only survive but thrive.
This book is for students and teachers of permaculture providing more fundamental and distilled than Mollison’s encyclopedic Designers Manual, for the general reader this book provides refreshing perspectives on environmental issues and explains permaculture is much more than a system of gardening, for anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations for sustainable design this books is essential reading.
David is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Within the international growing of permaculture David is respected for his commitment to presenting new permaculture ideas and solutions though practical projects and personal teaching examples.
As a teacher and consultant of permaculture David is also passionate about philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2003/2017) and his most recent book RetroSuburbia (2018). With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time.