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15-10-2010, 09:45 PM
Hello, I'm a nature lover, I have always lived in the country here in Spain. Now I have decided to introduce myself into the world of Permaculture which I find fascinating. I have bought "Permaculture: a designer's manual, by Bill Mollison" and would like to know if I did well buying it and if it is a good book. From what I have read about it in Amazon it seems a fantastic book.
Hopefully very soon I will start my little permaculture project and will be able to share the experience with all of you.
Thank you very much in advance.
17-10-2010, 01:46 PM
I think you have done well to get your own copy of this book, especially if you love nature.
Now you have a really good reference book on how to work with nature to create something productive and in balance with nature rather than fighting against it.
I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on with your project.
This Is a fasinating subject and Im sure you will have endless hours of joy with it.
17-10-2010, 01:53 PM
You have done well, you've got somewhere to have a project and now some understanding of a great project.
Get chickens and/or ducks as soon as you can. They are a great addition to a food garden. They are cheap and easy to look after and provide above average return in terms of eggs, visual pleasure, garden work, insect control, manure and more.
17-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Aupa David y bienvenidos,
If you are looking to do smaller, urban setting or just backyard permaculture, Rosemary Morrow has a great, and practical book called Earth Users guide to Permaculture.
Bill's book is great, I have one but it can be a bit overwhelming.
18-10-2010, 07:18 AM
I agree with Matto. I use Bill's book more as a reference. It can be difficult to get a general idea of permaculture and be able to apply it quickly, without a good easy-to-read book like Rosemary's.
26-10-2010, 11:05 PM
Thank you so much for the info. Yes, the truth is that I can wait to start, at last my chance to not only enjoy the country but start getting involved with it properly.
26-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Thank you for your advice, fortunately we already have chickens and ducks in my farm. I just have to take some of them to a different area now, where I'm refurbishing a small house for myself and where I want to start the Permaculture project.
Thank you again, because all info for me now is very precious.
26-10-2010, 11:15 PM
What do you exactly mean by a bit overwhelming? Too much information?
My project is going to be in a farm we have in the country side in Spain, I suppose first I'll have to try in a moderate area, but then I would like to make it bigger. Because I would love to be able to sell part of the harvest or crop (if you could call it that way, I mean the fruits and vegetables), and so, start to be able to maintain the farm in a new way. If this could be possible, as I still don't know if someone could make profit from a Permaculture project.
Thank you very much for the info.
26-10-2010, 11:18 PM
Ok, now I see what Matto meant more saying that Bill's book was a bit overwhelming. So I shall get Rosemary's book too then.
Thank you so much to both for your great help!
26-10-2010, 11:34 PM
I've read in Mazon that Rosemary's book is great for a new person on the subject as me. But it says it makes it makes much reference to Australian plants and ecologies. Will it still be helpful for someone in Spain (the other corner of the Earth)?
28-10-2010, 03:22 PM
It should do.
You may be using slightly different plants but the climates are similiar(as I understand them , but not being in either country I dont really know)
and the basics are the same so it doesnt really matter where you are.
You will still have differcutlies to overcome and solutions that will fit those.
28-10-2010, 03:42 PM
I agree mischief.
I think it is important to understand that permaculture is a design system and publications should be seem as enabling you to solve your own "opportunities" and not as a hand book on productive gardening.
If a plant is stated in an book you may need to find a plant from your region that fills similar criteria and provides similar products.
28-10-2010, 03:56 PM
This is one of those things that can make 'Permaculture' a little inaccessible to ordinary punters who are starting out... Horses for courses is really an important thing to remember and I believe it is why it is difficult to find standard 'guilds' because people know that one persons guild is another persons folly. Until there are lots of people practising permaculture in your area a lot of it is going to be up to you to work out and try. I believe a lot of the practitioners out there at the moment are the pioneers, even though some folks have been doing this for years...
29-10-2010, 04:17 AM
Thank you so much!
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