Human Permaculture
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Harness the power of permaculture to change yourself and become a regenerative force for the planet.


  • Alonso is the co-founder of the l'Université Collaborative Internationale de la Transition (Collaborative International University of Transition)
  • A leading permaculture instructor, he has been developing the concept of Human Permaculture since 1999
  • Applies the concepts of permaculture to human societies
  • This unique permaculture approach has not been previously published
  • The "missing piece" of classical permaculture design
  • Helps the reader identify their specific life purpose or niche
  • Inspires readers to take action to transform their lives
  • Explains how humans are genetically programmed to work in teams, clans, and groups
  • Specific actions for transforming relationships in groups
  • Simple tools for creating personal change, designing a meaningful life, working in teams, and building community
  • Includes information on economy, housing, food, and relationships
  • Incorporates left- and right-brain thinking
  • Tips for building solid work teams
  • Games and exercises for working in groups
  • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step tools and exercises, no prior knowledge required
  • Illustrated with hundreds of fun, beautiful line drawings and easy-to-read charts
  • Show how to examine your life through the three ethics of Permaculture - earth care, people care, and fair shares - and how to apply the twelve Permaculture principles to whole life redesign.
  • Accessible to every reader
  • New Society Publishers are committed to the highest environmental practices in the industry, including: printing all their books in North America, on 100% post-consumer recycled FSC-certified paper, using vegetable-based, low-VOC inks; and offsetting their emissions to make all of their business operations carbon neutral and is proudly B Corp certified. Their books are so Green you could eat them!

Audience: Millennials searching for a meaningful and fulfilling future, 30-somethings looking for a lifestyle change, associations working in teams, human resource managers, educators

Canada: Alonso's farm in Frelighsburg, QC, is well-known as the first to produce edible insects in Quebec.


Harness the power of permaculture to change yourself and become a regenerative force for the planet.


Human Permaculture is a powerful, forward-thinking guide that uses permaculture principles of ecological design rooted in people care, Earth care, and fair share for redesigning your life and community to align with the resources available on the planet.


As climate change, ecological decline, and social breakdown start to bite, people expect that governments will solve our problems. Yet this belief has proven to be false. Rather than looking to others, changes must come from the inside out: transforming the "I" to "we," changing the world by changing ourselves, and re-establishing our deep connection to nature.


Richly illustrated and inspiring, Human Permaculture offers specific actions and tools for adopting an ethical, regenerative way of life. Coverage includes:



  • Human permaculture principles

  • A nine-step ecological and social life design process

  • Discovering your personal niche

  • Stimulating the permaculture "edge effect" to work with others in efficient teams

  • Rediscovering our deep connections to water, soil, forests, and caring for nature.


This guide is for everyone who wants to find their own meaning in life, put their talents at the service of the environment, live ethically, and navigate the great transition we face in a future of climate change and energy decline.


Bernard Alonso is co-founder of the Collaborative International University of Transition and a human permaculture facilitator, speaker, coach, and project designer. He lives in Quebec, Canada. www.permacultureinternationale.org


Cécile Guiochon is a French journalist and holder of a Permaculture Design Certificate. She co-founded KerWatt, which develops citizen projects renewable energy in Brittany, France. www.e-ker.org


PREFACE

THE EAGLE

INTRODUCTION
     Guiding Individuals and Groups through the Transition
     What Is Your Impact on the Planet?

PART 1 THE KEYS TO HUMAN PERMACULTURE
Chapter 1: Definitions and Foundations of Classic Permaculture
Chapter 2: The Contribution of Human Permaculture
Chapter 3: Change the World, Starting with Yourself
Chapter 4: Reconnecting with Our Deep Belonging to Nature
Chapter 5: Nature's Blueprint
Chapter 6: Applying the Ecological Niche Concept to Humans
Chapter 7: Two Hemispheres Are Better Than One
Chapter 8: Teamwork or Collective Intelligence

PART 2 DESIGN: A HOW-TO GUIDE
Chapter 9: Definition of Design for Permaculture
Chapter 10: The Nine Steps of Design
     Three Examples of Design
     Discovering My Personal Niche

PART 3 CARING FOR THE EARTH
Chapter 11: Biodiversity, the Key to Balance
Chapter 12: Water Is Life
Chapter 13: Soil, Too, Is Life
Chapter 14: Forest: Bridge between Land and Sky

PART 4 CARING FOR PEOPLE
Chapter 15: Permacultivating Our Food
Chapter 16: Water, a Vital Element
Chapter 17: Food from Plants
Chapter 18: Food from Animals
Chapter 19: Food from the Ocean
Chapter 20: Food from Insects
Chapter 21: A Design to Feed Your Family

CONCLUSION
     Becoming Artisans of Change

AFTERWORD
     Next Steps in Human Permaculture

ENDNOTES
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
A NOTE ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

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Published 01 September 2020
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EAN13 9781771423205
Language English
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