On my journey of learning and experiencing permaculture I have gathered a lot of data (books, website, and article but also gardening and garden design experiences) on permaculture practices.
All these snippets are like a bunch of categorized (retrofitting, forest gardening, guilds, etc) but unrelated piles post-its on a big whiteboard in my head. When I understand the bigger picture everything automatically falls into place but I haven't been able to see the whole painting yet ;-) similar to David Holmgren's Principle 7: Design from Patterns to Details
Is there a book or website that first paints the big picture (what are the components and their relations) before getting hands-on?
Ben Falk's book, The Resilient Farm and Homestead, has a great overview of all the parts as a whole. He refers to it as: Whole Systems Design. There are a few case studies in this book about how many of these systems are designed, and how they're working in the real world.
Seeing the whole system is important from a vision perspective, and to know how all the pieces fit together.
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