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The Basics of Permaculture Design by Ross Mars


This book discusses how permaculture designs are performed. The author, Ross Mars, leads you through the designing process by providing lots of information about soils, aquaculture, basic tools of the designer, water harvesting strategies, general principles, appropriate technology, communities and designing for urban and rural properties.

The Basics of Permaculture Design also contains a special chapter on schools and also shows you how to choose a property that best suits your needs.

 ISBN: 9 780958 762618


Ross Mars is a well-known Western Australian educator, writer and course and workshop presenter. He completed a PhD in Environmental Science at Murdoch University in 2001. His research centred on the use of native wetland plants to strip nutrients from domestic greywater. The title of his thesis was Using the Submergent Triglochin Huegelii for Domestic Greywater Treatment.

Ross also has qualifications in Permaculture, having achieved the first Diploma in Permaculture issued in Western Australia. He has also been awarded his Diploma of Permaculture Design, in six categories, including Site Design, Education, Media and Communications, and Administration, from Permaculture founder, Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Institute.He has taught a large number of permaculture-related courses and workshops, including several Advanced courses in both Permaculture Design and Teaching. In recent years Ross has focussed on developing permaculture gardens and education strategies within schools, and developing and installing greywater reuse systems in and around Perth.

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