Top critical review
on 13 October 2017
So very disappointing :( I followed Aranya's original blog and then the first website many years ago and learned a great deal at the time. I also lived near to the Sustainability Center, so luckily have a pretty good knowledge of what permaculture is all about.
I recently moved and have limited internet, so bought Aranya's book, expecting the same information, pictures guides and in-depth details of zones and how to create and use them. The original blog had great tips for recycling, lots of clear photos of projects and lovely ideas on how to maximise space with things like the herb spiral. None of this was included in the book, just a lot of waffle.
Unfortunately, this book seems aimed at working for a client base rather than permaculture for your own life changes. Part of the book, especially the section on preparing a guide for a client, left me baffled and disheartened.
The passages are overly long the diagrams are too small to be of any use and there just seems to be a lack of direction to this book.
Unless you have a good knowledge of permaculture, be prepared to feel bewildered.