Permaculture design has been the
bedrock of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s.
This book takes as its basis the well-known Permaculture Design
Course, bringing together everything students on such courses need to
know about Ecovillage design. Starting with a historical survey of
the tradition of intentional community, the book covers topics
ranging from the size of community, gardening and farming, building
and technology, to economics, and tools for helping communities to
grow and develop. Additionally, the book features a number of richly
observed Ecovillage case-studies with photographs, alongside lots of
tips for facilitators and self-study groups.