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Permaculture Primer eBooklet

Midwest Permaculture is happy to offer A Permaculture Primer, a brief introduction to permaculture. Covered are components & design strategies, species & their functions, precedents, and costs & profit models. Written by Emily Hahn, a landscape architect student, it is a beautifully-crafted whirlwind of information. It does such a nice job that we asked Emily if we could make it available for free to everyone. She wonderfully agreed and so now you have it as well. Thanks Emily.

About the Author

Emily Hahn is a recently graduated Landscape Architecture student from Penn State University. Her goals as a designer are to creatively shape spaces in unique, site specific ways, utilizing scientific process and beautiful form. She hopes to transform everyday spaces into new and extraordinary places which go above and beyond the social/ human needs of the space to create diverse and sustainable designs.

This Permaculture Primer was completed as a part of a 4th year interdisciplinary design studio project with Penn State’s Visiting Scholar Peter Lynch. A core component of the design project was determining sustainable approaches to suburban development in the State College, Pennsylvania area of the Ridge and Valley region. Through the integration of permaculture practices a sustainable model was created for an existing farmstead. The information in this booklet was gathered from various permaculture websites, blogs, articles and books including: Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening, Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Two, and Edible Cities by Judith Anger, Dr. Immo Fiebrig and Martin Schnyder.