Revue de presse
Even after teaching permaculture for over a decade, I still found plenty of useful information and tips here. It is packed full of interesting technical details, which as well as being valuable in themselves, serve as thorough reminders of what to include. This is balanced with suggestions on different ways of teaching. She provides us with questions to ask our students that are thought provoking and encourage personal connection and insights. --Looby Macnamara, permaculture teacher and author of People and Permaculture
Rosemary Morrow's fully revised and updated Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture is a valuable resource for teachers and students of permaculture and is relevant to other disciplines, too, like architecture, landscape design, agriculture, agroforestry, geography and more. It offers a flexible approach to course structure and includes tips and tools for teaching aids, class discussion, reading lists and teaching adults. --Melissa Baird, Life in Balance
Présentation de l'éditeur
Permaculture Design is a powerful tool for creating systems that meet our human needs but also support the ecosystem as a whole. It applies ecological principles to designing gardens, farms, community projects, even entire human settlements. The standard 72 hour Permaculture Design (PDC) course is taught all over the world to: farmers, gardeners, design professionals and world challengers who want to practically create a healthier, more equitable planet. Rosemary Morrow offers evidence for permaculture's effectiveness and describes each unit of the PDC's curriculum. This fully revised and updated edition contains a wealth of technical information for teaching permaculture design and includes new findings in emerging disciplines such as regenerative agriculture. The Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture is of key relevance to teachers and students of architecture, landscape design, ecology and other disciplines like geography, regenerative agriculture, agro-ecology and agroforestry, as well as permaculture design. It leads the reader step-by-step through a recommended course structure, providing a flexible approach which encourages the adaptation of the materials for specific bioregional and cultural conditions. With advice on teaching aids, topic for class discussion, extensive reading lists and tips on teaching adults, this book is bound to be an invaluable friend to the experienced and novice teacher alike.