The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook – International Edition is a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates across the world. It is being developed by respected East Timorese NGO Permatil (Permaculture Timor-Leste), xpand Foundation (Australian social enterprise working predominantly in Timor-Leste) and Disruptive Media (Design and strategic communications for the NFP/NGO sector).
The Guidebook is being created to expand and accelerate the understanding and application of practical permaculture on a global basis, especially in tropical regions. Designed as a training, programme and project base for a wide range of organisations, its use will improve the results of all permaculture/non-permaculture projects and is a complete tool for farmers and communities. 2000+ instructional illustrations ensures easy comprehension and the text is clear and complete.
The core ethos and vision of the original book – providing practical knowledge to anyone who reads it, especially in poor, low literacy and disadvantaged communities – is being retained and enhanced. As organisations and individuals we work directly with farmers, youth and community members; to provide education and skills that will improve peoples resilience and capacity to live a good quality life; to protect and repair our fragile environment and agricultural lands and to provide access to that information to everyone who needs it.
The guidebook reflects this; we have seen the benefits resulting from the original guidebook in Timor-Leste and we want create an even better guidebook that can improve Timor-Leste further and replicate those benefits across all tropical regions.
The 900+ page guidebook will be available in both electronic and hardcopy versions, first in English, with other language versions to follow.
The guidebook is divided into 3 volumes each with a specific theme:
Volume One: Permaculture and People
Volume Two: House and Gardens
Volume Three: Regenerative Agriculture
Each Volume will contain an introduction and six chapters, with each chapter also linked to a complimentary reference section.