FROM THE PUBLISHER: Edited from the Transcript of the Permaculture Design Course given by Bil Mollison. This collection provides very useful information regarding Permaculture and Permaculture Design. This contains a collection of pamphlets that has VERY useful information to anyone interested in learning more about Permaculture, Permaculture Design, or Sustainability. FROM THE BOOK: I don't think anybody has summarized what is happening on the face of the Earth. In order to change our ways, we seem to need to terrify ourselves, anticipating tidal waves and catastrophes. Now those things may come off, and the San Andreas fault may shift. But we can't do much about that. What is really happening is something for which we, as human beings, are personally responsible. It is very general. Almost everything we say applies everywhere. The real systems that are beginning to fail are the soils, forests, the atmosphere, and nutrient cycles. It is we who are responsible for that. We haven?t evolved anywhere in the west (and I doubt very much elsewhere except in tribal areas) any sustainable systems in agriculture or forestry. We don?t have a system. Let's look at what is happening. CONTENTS: 1.Intro to Permaculture1.THE TERRIBLE TIME OF DAY1.Forests 2.Climate 3.The Phasmid Conspiracy 4.Soils 5.Deforestation Causes Soil Loss 6.Highways, Cities and Wells 7.Water 8.A Desperate Future 2.DESIGN FOR REMEDIAL ACTION1.Now gardeners 2.Control of Seeds 3.Diversity 4.Principles 5.Energy, Source, and Sink 6.Resources 2.Permaculture in Humid Landscapes 3.Permaculture in Arid Landscapes 4.Permaculture in Low Islands & Permaculture in High Islands & Permaculture in Granite Landscapes 5.Permaculture for Fire Control & Permaculture for Millionaires 6.Designing for Permaculture1.PROFESSIONAL PERMACULTURE DESIGNERS' ETHICS 2.THE ROLE OF THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER 3.BUSINESS PRACTICES1.Design Course Training 2.Finding Work 3.Charges for Design Jobs 4.Finding Property for a Client 5.Managing Land 4.REPORT WRITING1.Methodology 2.The Report 3.The General Description of Site 4.Themes that Affect the Whole Site 5.Details of the Areas 6.Principles of House Design 7.Standard Designs 8.Bibliography 9.A Plant List 10.A Resource List 11.Priority Staging/Cost Analysis 12.Type-One Errors 5.DESIGN WORK1.Zones 2.Edge 3.Pattern Recognition 7.Permaculture Techniques1.Mollison's Solutions To Energy Problems 2.The Greenhouse 3.Keeping The Annuals Perennial 4.Forage Systems And Animals In Zone Two 5.The Bee 6.Cattle Forage 7.Pruning Systems 8.Forests in Permaculture1.Food Forests 2.Structural Forests 3.Forests & The Atmosphere 4.Teaspoons & Butter Knives 9.Water in Permaculture 10.Permaculture in Urban Areas & Urban - Rural Links 11.The Permaculture Community 12.The Permaculture Alternative 13.Permaculture For Millionaires1.I am going to give you an anecdote. 2.I gave them the example of Babassu palm. 3.I am trying to sell the rich the idea of commonwork. 4.All the investor wants is to earn a return. 5.The rich don't have anybody to tell them what to do. 6.Dirty money! 7.There's no opposition. 8.Nobody is informed. 9.Put my thongs under the bed. 10.We can link to any multinational. 11.All that we want is to rapidly get reforestation back on the Earth. 12.Show that it can be done.