Sufficient : A modern guide to sustainable living

Author(s): Tom Petherick (illus Lottre Oldfield; photography Melanie Eclare & Francesca Yorke)

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"Sufficient" is a book to inspire, educate and encourage a process of change towards a simple, gentle and sustainable way of living. Many of us want to make a shift in our lives by slowing down and consuming less, embracing artisan foods and championing human-scale organic growing methods as safe, compassionate and pleasurable. This book is a guide to starting that process, however and wherever you currently live in the world. "Sufficient" is a passionate approach to understanding why changes need to be made and how they can be achieved in a fun and life-enhancing way. It encourages the practice of sustainability, taking it from its niche following and bringing it into the mainstream consciousness via a practical every day manual. It contains 85,000 words.This title shows how to embrace change and encourage a subtle way of living - now in practical paperback. It offers easy tips on saving energy and organic gardening, even for city dwellers! It features charming illustrations and hardworking photography. Tom's almost encyclopedic knowledge is presented in easy to follow themes. First published 2007.


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Tom's passion for plants began when he restored an organic coffee farm in Tamil Nadu, south India. This honed his interest in sustainable and organic issues and on his return, Tom joined Europe's largest garden restoration project at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. He has also restored two walled gardens in Dorset. In 2000 he became Horticultural Director (Designate) at Heligan. Tom runs a horticultural consultancy advising clients on organic methods of horticulture, permaculture and sustainable land use. He has written a weekly column - 'Kitchen Garden' - for the Saturday Times and a monthly column for Cornwall Today. His work appears regularly in publications such as Gardens Illustrated, Saga Magazine, Hortus and Country Smallholder. His books include 'Heligan, A Portrait of The Lost Gardens' (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 04) and 'Trees That Shape The World' (Quadrille, 06). In 2006 he lectured at the Davidson Horticultural Symposium in the USA and he has presented numerous horticultural DVDs. Tom lives in Totnes, Devon.

General Fields

  • : 9781862058514
  • : Campus Press
  • : Campus Press
  • : April 2009
  • : 245mm X 190mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : 70 photographs and 45 illustrations
  • : Tom Petherick (illus Lottre Oldfield; photography Melanie Eclare & Francesca Yorke)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 635.987