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The idea behind permaculture is simple: take care of the earth, and the earth will take care of you. In clear, logical steps, Practical Permaculture offers the tools you need to live a life rich in healthy food, safe housing, and renewable resources. This hardworking book covers the basic principles of permaculture, showing the entire design process from land assessment to the completed master plan, with 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 property into a sustainable ecosystem. About the Author Jessi Bloom is an award-winning landscape designer whose work emphasises self-sufficiency and sustainability. She is the author of the bestselling 'Free-Range Chicken Gardens' (Timber Press, 2012). Dave Boehnlein is the education director of a permaculture homestead in Washington and teaches permaculture techniques to a wide range of gardeners.