Transition Culture

An Evolving Exploration into the Head, Heart and Hands of Energy Descent

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The Earth Care Manual – Patrick Whitefield (2004)

**The Earth Care Manual – Patrick Whitefield. Permanent Publications (2004)**


Until now, the most complete exposition of permaculture in print has been Bill Mollison’s ‘Permaculture – a Designers Manual’. When it first appeared back in 1988 it was an extraordinary piece of work. At once revolutionary, scholarly and practical, it was a call to arms for the environmental movement, a challenge to begin building the world we all want to see from the ground up. Huge in scope, the Designers Manual covers so much ground as to almost be overwhelming. I often tried to imagine Bill sitting down in front of his word processor, licking his lips and saying, “ right, page 1…