The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

The Permaculture City Regenerative Design for Urban Suburban and Town Resilience Permaculture is than just the latest buzzword it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us And nowhere are those remedies needed and desired than in

  • Title: The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience
  • Author: Toby Hemenway
  • ISBN: 9781603585262
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

    Permaculture is than just the latest buzzword it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us And nowhere are those remedies needed and desired than in our cities The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close kniPermaculture is than just the latest buzzword it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us And nowhere are those remedies needed and desired than in our cities The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns The same nature based approach that works so beautifully for growing food connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to many of our other needs Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs.The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience we re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a job and a livelihood, and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community.This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners Understanding nature can do than improve how we grow, make, or consume things it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

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    1. Dave

      Any energy put into making cities greener is just a waste of energy. Toby Hemenway, and the rest of the permaculture crowd, really should know better. All efforts by urbanites should be focused on land redistribution, getting public education to train people for rural work/lifestyles rather than for office work, and abolishing the economic system's growth imperatives. He says himself that in the long-term we need horticulture-scale villages instead, so why wait? If people focus on getting the go [...]

    2. Wendy Wagner

      Remarkably positive! Lots of basic permaculture information in here (including some good gardening/homesteading stuff), but with a focus on using human ingenuity and people power to get us out of the climate, economic, and environmental disasters we'll be facing in coming years.

    3. Sara Van Dyck

      Hemenway tries to squeeze so much under the umbrella of “permaculture” that his book becomes a mix of sensible ideas that have been successful, theories, generalities, and obvious or impractical suggestions. The book becomes abstract and schematic when the author presents charts, diagrams, and analysis of “sectors” or “zones.” Still, there is value in the few places where he provides an example or a story of what has worked – and how it happened. It’s encouraging to learn how Sac [...]

    4. Ricardo Esperanço

      If I based my evalution on the things I was looking for, I have to rate this book 3* - as I'm doing now. Probably if my target was knowing more about permaculture probably it would be a good start. Unfortunately this book reflects many ideas that join together it's somewhat hard to understand.

    5. Jelena

      One more of those books that say much about absolutely nothing! I tried reading it and was waiting for the author to explain what permaculture is. He never did. Not even throughout the whole book which i screened through searching for the meaning of what i was reading"flowers" "circles" "zones" "leveraging" were the words repeating themselves infinitely. Incoherently and burdensomely. But, no sign of ever getting closer to any explanation of the concept in matter. And, i can't believe that the c [...]

    6. Malia Walter

      This one took me a while to finish because I wanted to give it the time it deserves. Lots of thought provoking ideas about urban and suburban permaculture. This is a keeper and will be on the shelf next to Gaia's Garden, ready for rereading opportunities and reference.

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