- Hardcover: 576 pages
- Publisher: Tagari Publications (December 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0908228015
- ISBN-13: 978-0908228010
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Permaculture: A Designers' Manual
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The book remains the best book on sustainability written to date. There are some aspects of his system that are lacking that I will briefly draw attention to. Understand that I deeply appreciate his genius, but I want to just mention that these other things need to be integrated into his system to be fully fully sustainable.
1) He doesn't pay enough attention to seed saving and plant breeding. A loss of seed diversity and a re-invigoration of seed savers is essential to truly sustainable self-sufficient design.
Seed to Seed - by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy
Breed your own Vegetable Varieties - by Carol Deppe
2) He very rarely mentions the role mushrooms and fungi can play in sustainability.
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets
3) He doesn't stress the science behind it enough, which is fine, but leaves you asking sometimes... how do we know this is really ecologically sound? How can I NOT imitate mr. mollison but still create an ecologically sound system? Basically, Mollison's proscriptions are incredibly scientifically informed but not always scientifically explicit.Read more ›
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All the permaculture information I will ever need, I think! I was trying to replace a softback, smaller permaculture manual by Mollison which has strayed, and wasn't intending to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jill Whitmore
This is the best book on the subject of sustainable gardening. It is more than a book. It is way to survive and live in harmony with the rest of the plant and animal kingdom and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
get a copy. It's full of relevant content. It's great to just flip through.Published 5 months ago by strouse c
Simply the best :)
I upvoted someone's review because she said it was too complex, she couldn't understand it. Read more