Bøker og litteratur

For deg som vil lese om permakultur på egenhånd finnes det mye å velge mellom.

Her kommer et utvalg boktitler:

Planlegging av den økologiske hagen, av av Marianne Leisner (forfatter) og Rolf Jacobsen (illustratør).

Skrevet om Planlegging av den økologiske hagen:
«Dette er den mest fantasiske boka som har kommet ut på norsk om emnet permakultur/økologisk hage. Denne boka er et nytrykk av den første utgaven, «Villrosene». Jeg synes forøvrig at «Villrosene» er en mye penere boktittel enn den nye, men dog forstår jeg at det er mer forståelig for folk som dette er nytt for. Uansett boktittel, dette er en bok som jeg leser hver vår og blir aldri lei! En skatt!

-sitat hentet fra http://bokelskere.no/tekst/388/»

Permaculture in a Nutshell, av Jonathon Whitefield.

Skrevet om Permaculture in a Nutshell:
«This is a great introduction to the concept of permaculture. I enjoyed the book so much I went and did a course with Patrick. Both are highly recommended.

A. Cotton»

Permaculture Design, av Aranya.

Skrevet om Permaculture Design:
«Having trained and worked as a Landscape Architect and a Permaculture Designer I find this book a welcome companion as I tackle my latest projects. This book sits on the table next to me to dip into when I hit blank moments. I particularly like the photos, diagrams and flowcharts. Even though I have a great relevant background, I think the design process can be complex and daunting. Aranya breaks it down into accessible pieces. The book can be read cover to cover or dipped into. And can fit into a bag or a big pocket!

Aranya gives generously in his teachings and contributions to Permaculture. This book is packed full of comprehensive information and practical tips. It is a real gift to the Permaculture world.

If you are new to Permaculture I would recommend a different book to start with. If you want to do Permaculture Design, this is written for you.

I recommend this book to all designers land, building or otherwise. Especially beginners and experienced.

Pear Tree»

Permaculture, av Sepp Holzer.

Om Sepp Holzer:
«Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria, 1,500 metres above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbours spruce monocultures. In this book, Sepp shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. He writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details. Sepp offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer, yet the books greatest value is the attitude it teaches, he reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his successful systems. These can be applied by anyone anywhere, and Sepp is increasingly recognised as a leading figure in agriculture.»

Natural Way of Farming, av Masanobu Fukuoka.

Om Natural Way of Farming:
«Books represent food for the soul and that affirmation is especially valid for those that actually have something to teach us. One particular example could be given by `The One Straw Revolution’, one of the most imposing and interesting books written by Masanobu Fukuoka, a true master in the field of natural farming. Many books have been written on this subject but none has managed to reach so many people, bringing new ideas and concepts in our lives, demonstrating clearly the advantages of natural farming.

Masanobu Fukuoka is one of the few men that have understood that it is essential to protect nature, the environment and deter from intensive agricultural techniques. His book, `The One Straw Revolution’ strikes the reader by the sincere tone and straight manner in which it is written. Modern agriculture is carefully studied and compared to natural organic farming, being based on many years of experience as an agricultural scientist. It is meant to bring back to our attention the importance and numerous benefits of traditional farming, taking care of the nature that has offered to us so many great things throughout the time.

Reading `The One Straw Revolution’ is like discovering notions you thought to be long forgotten. It is more than being reminded of natural farming; some even say that it resembles a spiritual awakening, rediscovering once more the connection between man and nature, between us – human beings – and land. The book describes how natural farming offers beautiful crop yields compared to those that are obtained through modern means and the author highlights that we make too much use of motor trucks, fertilizers and pesticides. It’s not hard finding the advantages of organic farming as they are obvious, this being the best way to minimize the impact you have on nature.

Not surprisingly, many people have been influenced by the message contained by `The One Straw Revolution’. They all attested the importance of staying green, protecting the surrounding nature and trying to discover traditional farming while trying to reduce the after-effects of modern agriculture. It is amazing how this book encompasses so many wonderful notions, starting with the protection of land and reaching all the way to the human spirit, finding a way to enhance that connection and make it even stronger. You might think that `The One Straw Revolution’ is just about natural farming but if you read carefully between the lines you will see that it is in fact a call for coming alive. Natural farming allows for us to be healthy and we should all be interested in this aspect of our life.

Many great things have been said about Masanobu Fukuoka, the organic farmer and the great thinker. His books are widely presented over the Internet, people being genuinely interested in purchasing them and wanting to discover more about `The Road Back to Nature’. The title of this book is more than suggestive, hiding a very powerful message about the way we have influenced nature and contributed to its becoming angrier with us. The author expresses his disappointment with modern agriculture, the ecological impact and the way the whole world is affected. Farming is not meant to destroy but to provide for the human race and many of us still have to understand this fact. Transforming land into desert, cutting down trees to make room for crops and other harmful practices are not something agricultural scientists should ever consider. This is not `The Road Back to Nature’ and Masanobu Fukuoka knows it for certain.

A man with experience and many years spent in nature, Masanobu Fukuoka has written `The Road Back to Nature’ as a general attempt to raise awareness about the critical need for traditional farming. Reading such a book reveals all the part we have played in global desertification, reducing the fertility of land and reducing forests that are vital for our existence. It may seem all too harsh but it is real and most importantly we need to take action. Nature is at the disposal of man but when it is harmed, consequences appear. With `The Road Back to Nature’ we are taught that we can do good without imposing our power on nature, taking care of all the things we have been gifted with. It’s an amazing journey to read such books, written by a genuine expert!

love and light RC»