The second edition of Teaching Permaculture is now available

11/11/2022 20:40

2nd edition of E-book.

Permaculture education is much more than a collection of how-to techniques. In the newly launched second edition of Teaching Permaculture, the Brazilian Permaculture Groups and Studies Network (NEPerma Brazil). Now fully updated and offering new chapters on permaculture planning (PDC) and teaching permaculture in K-12, Teaching Permaculture is a complete training course in e-book format. It shows educators how to reveal the world systematically as well as inspire sound decision-making for a better future.

Teaching Permaculture is now more relevant than ever. Professors and academics of all disciplines are now recognizing permaculture as a holistic socioenvironmental science. Permaculture has become foundational to critical environmental education in primary, secondary, and technical schools. Application of permaculture principles is also gaining popularity with government organizations, institutes, and designers. And in Brazilian universities, permaculture groups are consolidating permaculture in academia and creating permaculture-focused teaching initiatives and research and extension projects. Teaching Permaculture serves as a resource for all.

Knowledge plataform

The NEPerma Brazil Network and NEPerma/UFSC encourage all permaculture instructors working in universities, technical schools, K-12, institutes, and permaculture stations to familiarize themselves with Teaching Permaculture. Through the digital knowledge platform Teaching Permaculture. (Google Chrome offers free on-screen translation from Portuguese to a variety of languages.), the reader can print it on demand and offer feedback for future revisions. Access the Portuguese-language version, Ensinando Permacultura, here.

Text: Arthur Nanni

Review: Courtney Johnson

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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