How to permaculture your urban lifestyle:
a good-life design guide for Millennials, Boomers, and Generation X.
Strategies, tools, and techniques to help you navigate the cardinal threats
of peak oil, climate instability, economic irrationality, and political criminality.
An Almanac of Useful Information and Permaculture Self-Study Guide, By Bob Waldrop
The World will be saved by Beauty! (Dostoevsky)
Available as an ebook PDF download for $1.99 at http://www.ipermie.net , which also has links to Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Versent, and other ebook formats.
iPermie Section Table of Contents
“In 2008 for the first time in human history, the world’s population became more urban than rural. At present 3.6 billion people (of a total of seven billion) live in urban centres1. By 2030 this figure is predicted to increase to almost five billion, with urban growth concentrated in Africa and Asia.” Nyeleni Food Sovereignty Newsletter
Foreword, by Vinay Gupta
On becoming a free citizen of a fair world. The end of oppression and exploitation of other people, nations, and species. iPermie proposes radical change, because exploitation is the norm, and fairness an exception. This book is your travel guide to a better future.
iPermie: The Introduction
Hope. Succession. Empowerment. Praxis. Community. City. Good-life design.
Section 0 Basics – 42 chapters
How to hack a plan for your life with permaculture so that you can experience more beauty, health, happiness, freedom, cooperation, and security ““ with less work, consumption, conflict, injustice, waste, and danger. A discussion of the basics of permaculture design. Introduces the ethics, principles, strategies, techniques, and tools of permaculture design.
Section 1 Invisible Structures — 19 chapters
How to make a world where it is easier to care for people, care for the planet, and have a care for the future. The application of permaculture design to organizations, politics, economic systems, civil society.
Section 2 Food — 46 chapters
Food first! It’s the easiest and tastiest place to start and does a huge amount of good for you, your planet, and your future.
Section 3 Energy — 26 chapters
Energy is fundamental. Debunks the present wave of optimistic energy propaganda. Surveys your options and alternatives.
Section 4 Shelter — 10 chapters
How to organize your living situation to create comfort, security, and hospitality — no matter what the future throws at you.
Section 5 Water ““ 10 chapters
Water will be as big an issue in the future as oil, perhaps more so. In many areas, that future is already here. How to be water-wise and build a future of hope.
Section 6 Geography, Access, Transportation — 9 chapters
Neighborhoods, watersheds, ecoregions, and biogeographical provinces. The geographies of your life dictate many of your ecological choices. The importance of organizing the locations and destinations of your life in light of ecological reality.
Section 7 Community — 8 chapters
No woman or man is an island. Community makes or breaks our ecological futures. More on growing a world where it is easier to make good decisions.
Section 8 Economics — 19 chapters
Moving beyond the economics of scarcity to embrace abundance. Practical economics as if people, the planet, and the future matter.
Section 9 Constancy, Persistence, Resilience — 27 chapters
Protecting yourself, all you love, and the communities where you live from the increasingly risky futures that are the consequences of the bad decisions made by billions of people over long periods of time.
Section 10 Health — 12 chapters
Your personal health is your most important area of design.
Section 11 Education — 6 chapters
There is a difference between “going to school” and “getting an education.”
Section 12 Family — 5 chapters
Families are fundamental, uniting us across generations to care for people, care for the planet, and have a care for the future.
Section 13 Putting this together — 9 chapters
Making your plans into realities. Finding a critical mass for positive change.
iPermie: The Epilog.
A word to the generations.