Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
This is a visionary book for applying permaculture principles to help the world develop sustainable practices and more. By “going beyond sustainability,” it looks at ways to restore the Earth while providing commerce, shelter, and sustenance for humankind. There has been plenty of environmental degradation over the past century, and Holgrem proposes changing the way the world works so we do more than just tread water, but actually start healing the planet and reversing the damage that we’ve done. Holmgren, along with Bill Mollison, are the co-originators of the concept and principles of permaculture. This is not a “how to grow a permaculture garden in your backyard” kind of book. For that, you should look to the references in Chapter 6.