The Permaculture City

Chelsea Green publishes fantastic books about organic gardening, permaculture, ecology, DIY, and sustainability.

The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience (2015) by Toby Hemenway is no exception. It documents the rise of new approaches and thinking when it comes to permaculture designers and practitioners. And given that nearly 90 per cent of Australians live in urban areas and urban density is on the rise, The Permaculture City is relevant and timely. The main thrust of the book is to explain why urban permaculture is more than just ‘gardening in the city’. It begins with an overview of cities from the perspective of whole-systems permaculture and includes chapters on design, techniques for home gardening, community gardening strategies and water efficiency. ‘Energy Solutions for Homes and Communities’ is a lively chapter for the sustainable home owner or builder. Permaculture has exploded in recent years. Hemenway writes, “After 30 years we’re starting to know what we’re doing”; a fact articulated by this book.

Toby Hemenway
Chelsea Green Publishing
RRP $39.99

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Cover of Issue 35
You can read more about The Permaculture City in Issue 35 of Sanctuary magazine.

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