- Permaculture as a design philosophy
- With sources of inspiration, background, applications and DIY tips
Editors: Taco de Neef, Nils Norman, Peter de Rooden, Astrid Vorstermans
Contributors: Nina Folkersma, Agnieszka Gratza, Janna & Hilde Meeus, Taco de Neef, Nils Norman, Peter de Rooden, Fransje de Waard
2012, Valiz with Stroom Den Haag | supported by Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, Doen Foundation | paperback | 160 pp. | 24 x 13,5 cm (h x w) | English, Dutch | ISBN 978-90-78088-61-5
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A work of art that grows and blossoms and produces delicious fruit and vegetables: that is what the British artist Nils Norman (1966, lives and works in London) has devised for various locations in The Hague. He cooperated with volunteers to create a special vegetable garden, Edible Park, on the basis of permaculture. Permaculture is a form of ecological (vegetable) gardening in which different plants are combined in such a way that they reinforce one another. It is also a design philosophy that follows the guidelines set by nature in designing not only gardens but also buildings, products and society. In the book Edible Park Norman and other authors explain sources of inspiration, backgrounds, and the significance of art projects of this kind in the public domain. The book contains a wealth of visual material and a DIY section explaining how you can apply all kinds of permaculture on your own balcony or in the garden.