The Milkwood Permaculture Living Handbook: Habits for Hope in a Changing World

Awards:   Long-listed for Best Illustrated Nonfiction 2024 (Australia)
Author:   Kirsten Bradley
Publisher:   Murdoch Books
ISBN:  

9781922351920


Pages:   296
Publication Date:   05 October 2023
Format:   Paperback
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  • Long-listed for Best Illustrated Nonfiction 2024 (Australia)

Overview

What if your habits could create a more meaningful life for you and a better world? The Milkwood Permaculture Living Handbook is your guide to improving your home, health and happiness - and the planet - one simple step at a time. Packed with practical skills and projects, it's regenerative living for busy people who want to make a positive impact in a world out of balance. Discover how simple changes to your every day can make a big difference. Maybe it's decluttering your home, growing sprouts on your windowsill, connecting with your community or taking on a locavore mini-challenge. Maybe it's going waste-free or falling in love with compost. Inspired by the life-affirming principles of permaculture, all 60 habits will help you reconnect with your ecosystem, save money and celebrate sustainable living. Wherever you start, this book will help you change your lifestyle in small but significant ways - one powerful, practical habit at a time - towards a resilient, abundant life and a hopeful future for all.

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Author:   Kirsten Bradley
Publisher:   Murdoch Books
Imprint:   Murdoch Books
Weight:   1.030kg
ISBN:  

9781922351920


ISBN 10:   192235192
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   05 October 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Milkwood Introduction Habit Zero: Learn whose country you're on Principle 1 - Observe and interact Habit 1: Identify five useful wild plant Habit 2: Research the life cycle of something you use daily Habit 3: Pay the rent Habit 4: Regulate your household's temperature Habit 5: Learn about your local waterways Principle 2 - Catch and store energy Habit 6: Store the season by preserving food Habit 7: Harvest rainwater Habit 8: Build a mini greenhouse Habit 9: Create a budget and start saving Habit 10: Grow a storage crop Principle 3 - Obtain a yield Habit 11: Grow sprouts and microgreens Habit 12: Use what you have Habit 13: Start a herb garden Habit 14: Do a life/work time audit Habit 15: Pest-proof your garden Principle 4 - Apply self-regulation and accept feedback Habit 16: Locavore challenge Habit 17: Rehome all that stuff Habit 18: Use your privilege for purpose Habit 19: Learn how to communicate well Habit 20: Get water wise Principle 5 - Use and value renewable resources and services Habit 21: Make natural home cleaners Habit 22: Start a worm farm Habit 23: Cook with sticks Habit 24: Reuse your wee Habit 25: Reuse your packaging Principle 6 - Produce no waste Habit 26: Commit to a five-day no-waste challenge Habit 27: Learn to mend: Habit 28: Eat real food Habit 29: Learn to love second-hand things Habit 30: Compost everything Principle 7 - Design from patterns to details Habit 31: Make a base map Habit 32: Start a garden or nature diary Habit 33: Write a Will - and talk about it Habit 34: Learn about your local climate Habit 35: Get to know the soil beneath your feet Principle 8 - Integrate rather than segregate Habit 36: Reuse your household greywater Habit 37: Keep chickens Habit 38: Engage with the commons Habit 39: Support a local person in need Habit 40: Eat with friends and family Principle 9 - Use small and slow solutions Habit 41: Start a home seed bank Habit 42: Make your own sourdough Habit 43: Walk or ride there Habit 44: Take your lunch Habit 45: Plant a tree and take care of it Principle 10 - Use and value diversity Habit 46: Support your local pollinators Habit 47: Make your own probiotic drinks Habit 48: Install a gate in your side fence Habit 49: Make a lizard hotel Habit 50: Share a garden Principle 11 - Use edges and value the marginal Habit 51: Get to know your local fungi Habit 52: Cook a meal outdoors Habit 53: Join your local food co-op Habit 54: Learn to identify and use local seaweeds Habit 55: Explore your local gift economy Principle 12 - Creatively use and respond to change: Habit 56: Raise your voice on the climate crisis Habit 57: Make an emergency plan Habit 58: Do a first-aid course Habit 59: Engage in mutual aid Habit 60: Revisit your personal goal Resources References Thank you Index

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This book is all about a passion for sharing skills, igniting the can-do, cultivating the possible, calming the chaos, delivering the doable. And, above all else, connecting and caring for the community. It's a home, a safe place to come and grow hope in what is a challenging world. -Costa Georgiadis Overflowing with information for our times - one of the best permaculture books ever! -Hannah Moloney Kirsten Bradley shows us that it is never one big action, but rather a life of small, intentional, daily actions that truly make a difference. This is how we empower ourselves, our families and our communities to create a world in which we want to live. -Paul West The time is right for this volume and it is very welcome. -Rosemary Morrow, permaculture elder As author and activist, Kirsten Bradley walks her talk applying the deep and ethical thinking behind permaculture to everyday habits that she and her family have tested and documented through the very successful Milkwood Permaculture Living Course. This book distils the lessons learnt from helping so many others make positive changes in their own lives. In the process it is an accessible introduction to permaculture as powerful thinking tools for regeneration and resilience. -Dr David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture


This book is all about a passion for sharing skills, igniting the can-do, cultivating the possible, calming the chaos, delivering the doable. And, above all else, connecting and caring for the community. It's a home, a safe place to come and grow hope in what is a challenging world. -Costa Georgiadis Overflowing with information for our times - one of the best permaculture books ever! -Hannah Moloney Kirsten Bradley shows us that it is never one big action, but rather a life of small, intentional, daily actions that truly make a difference. This is how we empower ourselves, our families and our communities to create a world in which we want to live. -Paul West The time is right for this volume and it is very welcome. -Rosemary Morrow, permaculture elder As author and activist, Kirsten Bradley walks her talk applying the deep and ethical thinking behind permaculture to everyday habits that she and her family have tested and documented through the very successful Milkwood Permaculture Living Course. This book distils the lessons learnt from helping so many others make positive changes in their own lives. In the process it is an accessible introduction to permaculture as powerful thinking tools for regeneration and resilience. -Dr David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture


Author Information

Kirsten Bradley is the co-founder of Milkwood with Nick Ritar - together they've been teaching permaculture design and skills for living like it matters for more than 15 years. When she's not helping folks to create meaningful change through their everyday actions, Kirsten can be found tending her backyard ecosystem of veggies, bees, berries and family, on melukerdee country in lutruwita/Tasmania. Discover more at www.milkwood.net.

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