This book draws together and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles by the co-originator of the permaculture concept. Relevant to every aspect of how we reorganise our lives, communities and landscapes to creatively adapt to ecological realities which shape human destiny. Essential reading for permaculture designers and accessible to a wide range of critical thinkers.
If you want a clear, deep and passionate guide to how we, as a race, might adapt to the rapidly approaching reality of energy descent in such a way that we not only survive but thrive, you must read this. – Rob Hopkins, the Transition founder
Now available as an eBook, this edition has been comprehensively reviewed and updated with links to websites and direct cross referencing to precise points in the text rather than general chapter references. This allows the reader, including those who have read the printed book, to explore in more depth the non-linear nature of systems thinking.