Launched the 2nd edition of Teaching Permaculture book

11/11/2022 20:40

E-book version of 2nd edition.

The Brazilian Permaculture Groups and Studies Network launched the 2nd edition of Teaching Permaculture w. The book aims to guide educators for basic training in permaculture and brings numerous updates and new chapters in e-book format. Teaching permaculture is more than just learning techniques, as it comprises full training revealing the world through a systemic view, which helps in decision-making, encouraging and empowering.

Permaculture has been consolidating itself as a holistic socioenvironmental science, increasingly requested by professors and academics from the most diverse areas of knowledge. It also appears as an important “tool” to support the critical environmental education of primary, secondary, and technical school students. In addition, it is increasingly present in government organizations, institutes and sites of permaculture practice.

This work is not an isolated initiative, it accompanies a series of actions that the Permaculture Groups are spreading throughout Brazilian universities, aiming the consolidation of permaculture in academia. This involves the creation of teaching initiatives, research and extension projects, including the training of farmers and teachers from all education levels.

Digital Knowledge plataform.

Since its first edition launched in 2019 by NEPerma/UFSC, the book Teaching permaculture has also become part of a digital platform for the exchange of knowledge, where the reader will find dynamically updated versions of contents that will make up future editions of books, as well as editions already published with static content in PDF format.

This second edition brings additional contents on teaching permaculture along the lines of the permaculture planning (PDC), also a new section that addresses two experiences in permaculture in basic education. The NEPerma Brazil Network and NEPerma/UFSC hope that this work should be useful to all permaculture instructors, working in universities, technical schools, basic education, institutes and permaculture stations, who seek, in the same way that we propagate and popularize permaculture knowledge in it social outreach zone and beyond. Access the 2nd edition in PDF here [in Portuguese] or the digital knowledge platform Teaching Permaculture [use automatic translation in Google Chrome]and browse the chapters, print on demand and interact with the construction of this teaching tool.

Book “Teaching permaculture” is released

19/03/2020 10:55

The Permaculture Research Group at UFSC (NEPerma) in partnership between the Architecture and Urbanism Post-graduate Program and UFSC Publisher releasing the book Teaching Permaculture.

The book is a NEPerma’s experience synthesis on teaching permaculture at the academy. Released in two ways, printed and e-book versions, Teaching Permacultura aims to encourage educators/instructors on PDC teaching.

Teaching Permaculture comes to attend the growing requests on how to teach permaculture. The book is a combined effort from professors, technicians and students stimulating the permaculture teaching throughout different learning grades, being more suitable for academic instruction. The publication brings a series of classes and methods to teach including basic contents, substantiated on Bill Mollison’s PDC syllabus and adopted to Brazilian universities’ needs. Its 16 chapters suggest how to teach each thematic inside a PDC and provide the needed interactions to reach a systemic teaching, where students are invited to be the protagonists of their own learning.

The e-book version on PDF format is available on the UFSC Publisher’s website and NEPerma’s principal webpage.

The authors expect “Teaching Permaculture” be a tool for all permaculture instructors, working in universities, governmental/nongovernmental organizations and institutes seeking, like us, to propagate and spread permaculture knowledge on its reachable zone and beyond.

Would like to translate this book to another language? Please, contact us by e-mail .

[in Portuguese] Você tem interesse em traduzir a obra para outras línguas? Entre em contato conosco pelo e-mail .

Essay: Arthur Nanni

Review: Alexandre Nanni

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