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Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

By Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein

Illustrations by Paul Kearsley

Powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.

Joel Salatin, farmer and author

Permaculture's principles are simple: take care of the earth, and the earth will take care of you. Ecological landscape designer Jessi Bloom and permaculture expert Dave Boehnlein provide all the tools you need for this holistic approach to living that leads to healthy food, a healthy home, and renewable resources.

The book covers the basic principles of permaculture, showing the entire design process, and offers detailed information on the plants, water, waste, energy, shelter, food, animals, and structures that make up the garden. Filled with real-life examples from all over the world, this invaluable resource will help you turn your home garden into a sustainable ecosystem.

Media reviews

"Fills a niche for readers who want to integrate this down-to-earth but too-often-mystifying nature-inspired design system into their lives."

Publishers Weekly

"With astonishing thoroughness and admirable dedication, Bloom and Boehnlein meticulously outline every aspect of permaculture, providing inspiring examples and impeccable advice for analysis, design, implementation, and plant selection."

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About the authors

Jessi Bloom

Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Services, based in the Pacific Northwest, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction and land management. Her work has been recognized by government agencies and industry organizations and makes headlines in national media. She lives near Seattle with her two sons on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals.

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Dave Boehnlein

Dave Boehnlein serves as the education director at Bullock's Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island, Washington. He is also the principal and a founder of Terra Phoenix Design, where he helps clients around the globe achieve their sustainability goals through integrated master planning.

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