This seminal work by permaculture teacher, Patrick Whitefield, has since its publication in 2004 been variously acclaimed: 'visionary, yet practical' (RHS The Garden); 'An awesome book... hugely informative' (Organic Gardening); '... an astounding amount of information' (Grand Designs Magazine).
Though all details have been scrupulously checked and updated throughout, most of the information contained in this definitive guide to permaculture design for temperate climes is still as relevant today as when it was first published.
The main changes are in Chapter 3 on 'Soil'; Chapter 4, 'Climate and Microclimate' which reflects the advance in our knowledge of climate change but also Patrick's personal views on the subject; and Chapter 6, 'Energy and Materials' where the technology is changing fast a significant review of the subject has been made. Further complete updates have been made to all the contacts and resource Appendices.
For more great articles by Patrick Whitefield, see What You Can Grow and Eat in Winter - A Mini Tour of Patrick Whitefield's Permaculture Garden and Picking Apples, Choosing Varieties & Pruning with Patrick Whitefield