Author(s): Jono Neiger; Toby Hemenway (Foreword by)
Permaculture is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has evolved into an optimistic approach connecting all the systems of human life: gardening, housing, transportation, energy, and how we structure our communities.
The Permaculture Promise explains in simple terms why permaculture may be the key to unlocking a livable future on our planet. Author Jono Neiger asserts that humans can thrive while simultaneously making Earth healthier and not destroying it. The book shows 22 ways that permaculture can create a better future for all living things. Profiles of people and communities -- including an urban dweller who tore up her driveway to create a vegetable garden and a California housing development that dedicates a third of its land to parks, orchards, and gardens -- will inspire you to incorporate permaculture principles into your life today.
This accessible introduction explains clearly, with strong visuals, how the principles of permaculture can be applied to every aspect of human life, from the way communities are set up to how energy is delivered and how our landscapes are designed. This is an exciting introduction to a key principle in today's discussion of environmental policies and the role that each of us can play in helping ensure a brighter future for generations to come.