Permaculture Classics

Essential Reading from Permanent Publications Publishers of Permaculture Magazine

whose inspirational authors include:

Ben Law – the self-build woodsman who appeared on Channel 4’s Grand Designs Patrick Whitefield – the teacher seen on the BBC 2 TV series It’s Not Easy Being Green


This book is the story of how one man turned his dream into a reality

This house is pure permaculture design: a beautiful low impact structure, hand-built with locally resourced materials

Illustrated with nearly 100 colour photos, this is a stepby-step guide to how Ben Law built his home, hewn

from his own woodland. It covers all the basics, including why we love to self-build and gives details of the evolving design process, the identifying of materials, costings, project management and the actual building stages, from foundations and frames, through to interior features.

“Ben Law has proved that it’s possible to design and construct a truly environmentally friendly home. You couldn’t find a house that has a more intimate relationship with people and place.” From the Foreword by Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4’s Grand Designs 96pp. 98 colour photos. HBK £14.95


A Permaculture Handbook For Britain & Other Temperate Climates

The critically acclaimed and definitive Permaculture Design book

“You’ve probably never though of yourself as the ultimate ‘eco-warrior’, but this book will make you think again... essential reading.” Kitchen Garden

Written by Patrick Whitefield, one of world’s foremost teachers and practitioners of temperate permaculture, The Earth Care Manual gives a vision of a sustainable future and the practical steps we can take towards it, both large and small, urban and rural.

It contains an overview of permaculture and its approach and clearly shows how to apply permaculture to buildings, gardens, orchards, farms, woodland and biodiversity. 480pp. 250 photos, 145 line diagrams & numerous tables. HBK £39.95

Other classics available by Patrick Whitefield:

THE WOODLAND WAY A Permaculture Approach To Sustainable Woodland Management

Acknowledged as a standard text for woodland managers, students and everyone who loves trees and woodlands

This practical book by Ben Law features his innovative methods of sustainable woodland management which create a healthy, biodiverse environment, add value and give high yields. 256pp. 13 colour + 116 b&w photos. PBK £16.95

PERMACULTURE IN A NUTSHELL An accessible introduction to permaculture International bestseller clearly describing how we can practically live more sustainably fruitful lives. This is the perfect first step to take in engaging with permaculture. 96pp. 14 line drawings. PBK £4.95

HOW TO MAKE A FOREST GARDEN A step-by-step DIY guide to creating a beautiful food producing forest garden Practical, yet inspiring, giving you everything you need to know. 192pp. 10 col + 35 b&w photos, 65 dwgs. PBK £16.95

For a complete list of Permanent Publication titles please contact us

Available in the UK, Europe and Rest Of World from: Permanent Publications The Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR, UK Tel: 0845 458 4150 (local rate UK only) or +44 (0)1730 823 311 Email: Web

Available in North America and Canada from: Chelsea Green Publishing Company PO Box 428, White River Junction, VT 05001, USA Tel: +1 802 295 6300 Fax: +1 802 295 6444 Web: