Building Your Permaculture Property

A Five-Step Process to Design and Develop Land

Building Your Permaculture Property combines an engineer and a farmer’s professional and practical experience in ecological consulting and regenerative agriculture to lead you – the land steward – through a clear five-step process to design and develop a resilient and abundant property anywhere in the world.

By: Rob Avis, Michelle Avis, Takota Coen

Foreward By: Geoff Lawton

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The best person to design the property of your dreams is you. This book gives you the tools to succeed.

Building Your Permaculture Property offers a revolutionary holistic method to overcome overwhelm in the complex process of resilient land design. It distills the authors’ decades of experience as engineers, farmers, educators, and consultants into a five-step process complete with principles, practices, templates, and workflow tools to help you:

  • Clarify your vision, values, and resources
  • Diagnose your land and resources for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Design your land and resources to meet your vision and values
  • Implement the right design to enhance your strengths and improve your weakest resource
  • Establish benchmarks to monitor the sustainability and success of your development.

When designing a regenerative permaculture property, too many land stewards suffer from option paralysis, a lack of integrated holistic design, fruitless trial-and-error attempts, wasted money, and the frustration that results from too much information and no context.

Building Your Permaculture Property is the essential guide for everyone looking to cut through the noise and establish an ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, enjoyable, and thriving permaculture property, anywhere in the world.

About The Author(s)

Michelle Avis, PEng, is co-owner and operator of Adaptive Habitat, a leading-edge property design firm for resilient homes, acreages, and farms, and Verge Permaculture, a globally recognized award-winning education business described by Geoff Lawton as “one of North America’s premier permaculture design and education companies.” Co-author of Essential Rainwater Harvesting, Michelle has over a decade of experience in project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies. She lives in Alberta, Canada.

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Takota Coen is a permaculture educator and co-owner of Coen Farm—an award-winning 250-acre permaculture farm that produces nutrient-dense raw-milk-fed pork, grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, forest garden berries, and herbal teas. Takota is a second-generation organic farmer and holds two Permaculture Design Certificates from the Permaculture Research Institute, two Holistic Management Certificates from Holistic Management International, and a Red Seal Journeyman Certificate for Carpentry. He lives near Edmonton, Alberta.

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Rob Avis, PEng, is co-owner and operator of Adaptive Habitat, a leading-edge property design firm for resilient homes, acreages, and farms, and Verge Permaculture, a globally recognized award-winning education business described by Geoff Lawton as “one of North America’s premier permaculture design and education companies.” Co-author of Essential Rainwater Harvesting, Rob has been professionally involved in project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies since 2005. He lives in Alberta, Canada.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865719378

Page Count: 248

Dimensions: 8 × 10 × 0.66 in

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

Images: Color Images

Audiobook Narrator: Adam Farnsworth

Audiobook Length: 10:15:36

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