Basics of Permaculture Design by Ross Mars. Foreword by david Holmgren. This text discusses how permaculture designs are performed. It leads you through the designing process by providing heaps of information about soils, aquaculture, basic tools of the designer, water harvesting strategies, general principles, appropriate technology, communities and designing for urban and rural properties. The Basics of Permaculture Design contains a special chapter on schools and a lso shows you how to choose a property that best suits your needs.