The Sustainable Solution Series now has grown to six ebooks. The series is practical-based, with many recipes, DIY and tips. The booklets were first published in Brazil at the Ecocentro IPEC, a living and learning community that incorporates alternatives of appropriate technologies and living systems. The centre presents practical solutions with more than 8.500 square metres of ecological buildings, composting toilets, biological wastewater treatment, ecological gardens, food forests, syntropic forests and renewable energy systems.

The series of booklets sold more than 6,000 books, reflecting the need for clear and concise information about permaculture and sustainable living. The success of the booklets encouraged us to create ebooks to support a paper-free ethos.

The ebooks support the permaculture enthusiast, with topics found in most permaculture design courses.

Sustainable solution series

How to make healthy soil – Imagine taking kitchen scraps and turning them into the soil. We show you how. Topics include:

  • Living Soil
  • Understanding soil
  • Soil testing
  • Cover crops
  • Green manures
  • We make soil
  • Hot composting
  • Cool composting
  • Worms and composting
How to make healthy soil

How to make natural fertilizers shares many DIY recipes so that you can support soil biology and fertility in your permaculture garden. Topics include:

  • Biological fertilizers
  • Understanding soil health
  • The vital elements
  • Feed the soil to feed the plant
  • The recipes
  • Quick fix
How to make natural fertilisers

Integrated pest management looks at ways to attract nature’s pest controllers. IPM uses eco strategies that focus on the long-term prevention of pests. Topics include:

  • Natural vs chemical
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • The Recipes
  • Weeds
  • Ants
Integrated Pest management

Garden designs and techniques share practical tricks of the trade to make your permaculture garden a reality.  Topics include:

  • Garden designs
  • Permaculture principles in your design
  • Raised garden bed
  • Mandala garden
  • Fukuoka natural farming
  • Mediterranean style
  • Keyhole gardens
  • Sheet mulch gardens
  • Herb spirals
  • Companion planting
  • Water elements
  • Mosquitoes
  • Irrigation

Building soil with worms – Now is your chance to cultivate these little miracles of nature. Creating a worm farm is a great activity to walk your talk and take responsibility for your leftovers. Topics include:

  • Soil and earthworms
  • Worm farms
  • Worm bedding
  • Division
  • Worm castings
  • Troubleshooting
  • The future
Permaculture garden techniques

How to make a ferrocement water tank is a step by step book on how to make water tanks, greywater systems, and ponds using the technique of ferrocement. Topics include:

  • Water tanks as social technology
  • Water solutions
  • Tank construction
  • Finishing off the water tank
  • Frequently asked questions FAQ
  • Artistic ferrocement
How to make a ferrocement water tank

You will find the ebooks at a cheaper price here on our kickstarter project: CLICK here.

The kickstarter project was created to support the printing of the Spanish Edition of Planets Schooling – How to create a permaculture living laboratory in your backyard. Making permaculture education inclusive.


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