Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

October 1, 2015|
Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre by Jenni Blackmore
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Adventures on the road to real-world self-sufficiency

Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of 20 years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool.

The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author''s own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as:

  • No-till vs. till gardening, composting and soil-building
  • Natural pest control and integrating small livestock
  • Basic greenhouse construction
  • Harvesting, preservation and more.

Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author''s journey from adversity to abundance.

Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist and writer who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road to self-sufficient living ever since. As a successful micro-farmer she produces most of her family''s meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables, in spit...
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Title:Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6.02 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6.02 X 0.48 in
Published:October 1, 2015
Publisher:New Society Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780865718104

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