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 changers 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, topics 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.

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Book Details

Published: January 2014

ISBN: 978 1 85623 145 9

Size: 280 x 210mm

Format: Paperback, 180pp. Illustrated with drawings and diagrams throughout


Rosemary (Rowe) Morrow is a dedicated teacher of permaculture who is motivated to work where people cannot easily access permaculture knowledge and skills. She has practiced and taught permaculture for 30+ years. Having taught in countries as diverse as Uganda, Somalia, Thailand and southern Europe she is convinced that training teachers and establishing permaculture is the most important thing to do for an uncertain future. She believes that education is empowerment and enables good decisions to be made.  She writes permaculture books and finds the new younger generation of permaculturists gifted and brilliant.

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