'Permaculture in a Nutshell, by Patrick Whitefield, was the first permaculture book I edited, way back in 1992, yet it is as fresh and relevant today as it was then. An accessible and concise introduction to the subject, it has been reprinted many times and translated into numerous languages. Patrick has hardly had to update it over the years, as it still holds such a visionary essence, proving that publishing can endure over decades. I warmly recommend this book. It opens the door to a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles, to tread more lightly on the Earth.' Maddy xPermaculture is a creative means to an abundant and fulfilling lifestyle, ideal for everyone wishing to live sustainably, treading more lightly on Earth. It is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practise of permaculture in Britain, and places of a similar temperate climate. It covers how permaculture may be adopted in the city, the country and in farming, and explores ways in which we can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is a 'must-read' if you wish to reduce your environmental impact.