Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course.
This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about ecovillage design. Starting with a historical survey of the tradition of intentional community, the book also covers topics ranging from the size of community, gardening and farming, building and technology, to economics, and tools for helping communities to grow and develop.
Additionally, the book features a number of richly-observed Ecovillage case-studies with photographs, alongside lots of tips for facilitators and self-study groups.
This comprehensive book will also be of interest to those wishing to contribute to the founding and building of Ecovillage communities for a sustainable future.