A practical workbook to apply permaculture to any project from start to finish, this is a step-by-step guide for integrating places and people, buildings and ecosystems.

Permaculture is a holistic design approach to meeting basic human needs in harmony with nature. It is a practical method for developing ecologically harmonious, ethical, human-scale productive systems.

The Permaculture Design Companion is a tried and tested process to creating a coherent, relevant and engaging design. Based on over 20 years of experience, this design guide has been used to teach over 1000 people. Many have gone on to establish thriving permaculture smallholdings; build their own natural homes and ethical businesses and create productive urban food gardens.

It is a thorough and effective design tool, suitable for absolute beginners and advanced practice. The process can be used for small to large projects, in urban spaces or the countryside; whatever your situation.

This unique resource combines analysis, creativity and inner work. It will inspire you to design with nature; bring clarity and organisation to your ideas; and provide the momentum and support to make your designs become reality.

“The Permaculture Design Companion is a beautiful thing. A fun, practical workbook and a capable and insightful guide on our journey to create regenerative spaces. While her touch is light, author and permaculture teacher Jasmine Dale’s commitment is strong, gleaned from over 10 years of living on the land, designing and building ecological homes and gardens.” Helen Iles, film-maker and writer


Book Details

Published: October 2019

ISBN: 978 1 85623 329 3

Size: 304 x 215mm

Format: Paperback, 194pp


Jasmine’s permaculture journey began at Crystal Waters ecovillage in 1999, where she discovered the power of creative learning and practical solutions for the challenges of our times. Motivated by living simply and respect for nature, she and her husband Simon later built a natural home deep in the heart of a Welsh woodland, which became an internet phenomena known as the ‘hobbit house’, inspiring millions of people.