• Permaculture

  • From Urban Gardening to Backyard Homestead, the Comprehensive Guide to Permaculture and a Sustainable Living.
  • By: Francis Field
  • Narrated by: KC Wayman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover the secrets of permaculture and build a self-sufficient, sustainable life!

Are you interested in exploring the world of permaculture, but you’re not sure where to begin? Do you want to save money, stop being dependent on grocery stores, and build a thriving, sustainable existence? Then this audiobook is for you.

In 2013, Detroit went bankrupt, and food quickly disappeared from the shelves. Crisis! What was their solution? They avoided disaster by embracing permaculture - an incredible way of creating sustainable development through healthy food. With energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly urban vegetable gardens, they saved their city through ingenuity and resilience.

Now, this practical guide unveils the secrets of permaculture, offering you a detailed plan for embracing this amazing concept and building an organic garden through regenerative agriculture. Covering the fundamentals of self-sufficiency, this guidebook is perfect for anyone who wants to build a sustainable future.

Here’s just a little of what you’ll discover:

  • Understanding regeneration, resilience, and the principles of permaculture
  • An exploration of the factors that define ecosystems
  • How to use (and value) renewable resources
  • The best soil improvement strategy
  • Surprising reasons why animals could be your permaculture allies
  • Why permaculture could revolutionize the concept of “green cities” and the “social community”
  • Simple ways to apply permaculture to your garden
  • And much more...

With a wealth of advice behind permaculture, as well as practical ways to build terraces, raised beds, and incorporate these ideas into your garden, now it’s never been easier to discover how you can become self-sufficient.

Special bonus sections included: "Introduction to Green House" and "Raising Farm Animals". Buy the audiobook and get a free PDF version.

Discover the world of permaculture today! Buy now and get your copy!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Francis Field (P)2020 Francis Field

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Step-by-step guide

You’ll learn what a permaculture garden is, the main permaculture principles to abide by, how to puts more emphasis on building up soils gradually over time so they’re well balanced and full of nutrients and much more. I love this book and I learned a lot. Well done!

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Entry level book

I was looking for something to expand my knowledge of Permaculture, this is not that book. If you are starting out and want an okay book on permaculture the information is good. The reader will put you to sleep, he mispronounces a few words in the first chapter, I couldn't listen past the first chapter, and he reminds me of a lecture hall in college, droning on without a clue. So, listen to the preview before trying.

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Computer generated?

The wording and sentence structure sound almost as if a computer algorithm wrote this “book”. Total garbage. I want my money back.

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Great information, so boring…

Like listening to a textbook and very monotoned. However great information and worth the boringness

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a decent intro, terrible narration, some sexism

I had never even heard the word "permaculture" before listening to this book. It seemed like a decent intro, and it was, but I'm sure there are more practical and comprehensive ones than this with tolerable narrators. the experienced farmer will probably learn something, too

I mostly enjoyed the book, enough to finish it obviously. Whether you adopt or abandon the idea of permaculture, a novice farmer or gardener will learn some useful advice here on how to do so in a way that saves money, time, water, space, and avoids pesticides and unnecessary work. the experienced might learn something new as well. I mildly regret choosing this book and not another, however. the narration was like a practice run, stumbling over words and just BORING. I didn't know just anyone could get paid to do that job there are sexist undertones as well, like women need to get out of the workplace and things would be fine.

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Thesaurus Writer or AE?

Hard to know whether this book was written by artificial intelligence, or whether the author's primary language isn't English. Clumsy sentences with unintended hilarious mispronunciation by the reader, along with awkward, inappropriate synonyms in the text resulted in frequent nonsensical passages leaving the reader flummoxed, but somewhat entertained.

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Of niche interest

Assuming you are already familiar with permaculture, there will probably be bits and chunks of the book of little interest or application to you. With that said I still found the info I wasn’t here for to be interesting albeit a bit dry. Was surprised by how the book just kind of ends though. Not even a thank you or conclusion. Just kinda wanders off well postulating on raising cattle.

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Rambling and incomprehensible

This Audiobook sounds like an auto-translated text read by a computer. While generally on the topic of permaculture, it was too hard to listen to to actually learn anything.

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Translation to English is Poor

The translation to English is so poor as to make this book unintelligible. Even technical terms such as "vapor barrier" are translated incorrectly. In this case "vapor barrier" is translated as "fume separator".

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Jesus wept!

I have heard some appalling narrators over the years, but this one takes the biscuit. The only thing you can focus on as he struggles through the already somewhat trite and inconsistent text, is the image of his finger, sliding along the page as he reads, stopping at unfamiliar words. And if he can't read them, the sod just makes up his own! "Microcli... microcli-mant!" Bloody disgrace!

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  • Hello Hello
  • 02-17-21

Exactly 25 fake reviews - Audible has to intervene

Fake reviews on Audible generally seem to be in blocks of 25 or 50 and posted within a few days of each other. All 25 are 5 star and generally vague cut and paste efforts from other generic reviews.
The narrator mispronounces so many words and generally sounds like he has little comprehension of what he's saying yet no one felt compelled to mention this? ...well because they're not real. Audible needs to crack down on self publishing authors like this who engage in this sort of activity; it overshadows those who take the time to write genuine and thoughtful reviews.

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  • Lena L. Gunter
  • 06-07-21

Helpful

Lots of smart tips and advice I hadn't previously considered. I suggest a 2nd version updated and better written and narrated.

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  • James A. Renard
  • 06-07-21

Getting started

Great audiobook for a beginner that wants to know how to get started. Quite difficult to read but there are lots of useful information.

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  • Bruno MacDonald
  • 04-11-21

a tad dry

very dry, but info is very good. would be better to just read the book...

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  • 04-01-21

Read by computer or someone like it

The performance is terrible, almost impossibble to listen to. It’s read by computer. Either that or by a performer with very monotone voice and little empathy, who speaks about garden in bloom, climate change and nearing disaster and building of a greenhouse with the same tone of voice. And also makes unnatural pauses in the middle of unusual words such as “acclimatization” or “vermiculite”.
Otherwise it’s probably a good book (it’s hard to tell when heard like this). A nice quick overall guide to permaculture for people who already know what it is. It’s too dense and dry to be inspirational to people who haven’t heard about permaculture and if you’d like to actually build a permaculture house or make a garden you would need publications that go more in detail, but it’s a nice summary.
But it’s so hard to listen to..
if you really need this book I would recommend buying an actual written one.

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