Sophie McKay

“One of the most rewarding parts of gardening is seeing people grow their own food.”

– Sophie McKay

Sophie McKay - The Practical Permaculture Project

Latest Book Release!

The Practical Permaculture Project

Set up your Permaculture Garden with Sophie!

Buy on Amazon!
…or grab the Audiobook!

Sophie McKay

“One of the most rewarding parts of gardening is seeing people grow their own food.”

– Sophie McKay

Sophie McKay - The Practical Permaculture Project

Latest Book Release!

The Practical Permaculture Project

Set up your Permaculture Garden with Sophie!

Buy on Amazon!

Meet the Author

Sophie McKay

TRADITIONAL & AUTHENTIC

Garden & Food Writer

Sophie McKay is an emerging author in the field of permaculture and sustainability.

Her work explores self-sufficiency, foraging, food forestry, and food preservation, with a view to helping readers gain independence and help repair the planet little by little.

Driven by her desire to instigate change and help people produce their own food in line with nature, Sophie has over a decade’s worth of experience in practicing and coaching the permaculture method to others. She’s certain that the answer to real change lies in the earth, and that with the right insight, anyone is able to grow their own food.

The Practical Permaculture Project

Connect to Nature and Discover the Best Organic Soil and Water Management Techniques to Design and Build your Thriving, Sustainable, Self-sufficient Garden

Set up your own permaculture garden! This book will provide good insight, a bit of practical advice, and a detailed step-by-step plan of action so you will have the freshest and most delicious food to feed your family and others.

All the information you need is right here for you to learn how to be successful!

Buy it on Amazon!

The Practical Permaculture Project

Connect to Nature and Discover the Best Organic Soil and Water Management Techniques to Design and Build your Thriving, Sustainable, Self-sufficient Garden

Set up your own permaculture garden! This book will provide good insight, a bit of practical advice, and a detailed step-by-step plan of action so you will have the freshest and most delicious food to feed your family and others.

All the information you need is right here for you to learn how to be successful!

Buy this on Amazon!

What The Critics Say

TESTIMONIALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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My new top recommendation

Jonathan Van Allen

Certified Permaculture Designer and Edible Landscape designer

As both a certified permaculture designer and edible landscape designer I have been looking for the ideal resource to serve as an easily digestible introduction to permaculture for my clients. While other books have come close, The Practical Permaculture Project is the stand-out option for recommending to many of the people that I work with. It is both technically accurate and easy (even pleasant!) to read.

While books like Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual is great for nerds like myself who don’t mind reading a dry 600 page textbook, and while other books dive deep into specific aspects of permaculture design; this book gives a great overview of all areas with enough information that you can get started on your project right away.

Great descriptions, very practical, excellent illustrations.

I have zero hesitancy in recommending this book.

Jonathan Van Allen 

This book is a smart purchase!

After reading this book, I am convinced that permaculture is a win for everybody and everything on the planet! The Practical Permaculture Project gives a generous, well-rounded account of permaculture gardening, and it shows that it’s more than possible for just about anybody to grow his or her own fresh, nutritious foods, working with Mother Nature, whether the gardener has a few acres or just a few feet to work with. I am very happy to have purchased The Practical Permaculture Project!

Perfect choice

I have my own garden, and I was looking for a book that can explain the basics of the organic approach. This book was a perfect choice – I really enjoyed reading it, and it was full of practical tips&tricks. I will use my new guide to build my garden beds and optimize the space I have – already this spring!

E. McLain (Germany), Verified Amazon Purchase

 Insightful and inspiring

This book came and gave my mom and dad awesome ideas for their home garden! They have been building it themselves for quite a while but they now have a much better understanding of how to do it so much more efficiently!

They are retired and beginners but this book has been really helpful to plan everything out. As a son, I love how much they are into this whole new lifestyle! It’s very therapeutic!

P. Silveira (ES), Verified Amazon Purchase

 A Must-Have in a Permaculture Library

I have read many permaculture books. A lot of them pile on a lot of theory but when it comes to putting this art into practice, the examples are few. This book was wonderfully simplistic with examples that made me feel like I could put everything I need into practice. Thank you. Well Done!

J. Abdul Haqq (US), Verified Amazon Purchase

Fantastic introduction to permaculture!

Sophie’s book is a great introduction to permaculture history and know-how and the steps about working together with nature to develop your own vitality and sustenance.
The writing is very easy to understand and Sophie relates her own personal experiences which make you feel like “I can do this too!”
We have recently established a compost tumbler and several worm farms to recycle our household organic waste and prevent it from going to landfill.
Looking forward to using the worm castings in our vegetable garden following the steps in Sophie’s book.

G. Thom (Australia), Verified Amazon Purchase

The best permaculture step-by-step guide I have come across

The book is very well structured and presents an easy-to-follow guide on how to utilize the best ideas of what permaculture has to offer. We ended up building a raised bed following the steps described in the book. I highly recommend it for all permaculture enthusiasts.

Katie likes to read (US), Verified Amazon Purchase

Informative read!

Have been a gardener my whole life (65 years) and I am still learning. The Practical Permaculture Project is a must-read for us old farts and especially for people just getting into gardening and such. Thank you, Sophie!!!

Highly recommend this book!

 have been looking for a book for awhile that could help me start learning about permaculture – finally, this book is the one I have been looking for! I tried other permaculture books, but they were too long, dry, and overcomplicated to the point of almost scaring me away from trying permaculture altogether. The Practical Permaculture Project is a well-written, easy-to-read book with tons of helpful, practical information. It’s what I was looking for – an excellent overview of all areas and methods that I can implement immediately in my garden. I also love the positive tone and hand-drawn, detailed illustrations – I can tell a lot of time and effort went into creating this book. It’s definitely a must-have for everyone who is looking for a practical overview and those who enjoy connecting to nature through gardening.

Sue the Shopper (US), Verified Amazon Purchase

Extremely well written book is a must to read

This book is an all rounder in one! It covers everything from different soil conservation techniques, the lands ability to work with water or not, composting, Financial profits and list go’s on. It’s very easy to understand no matter if your a beginner or an experienced gardener.

Simple,easy for all levels of permaculture

This is a super helpful, comprehensive guide to assessing and designing your site so that you’re applying the principles of permaculture. A great overview on permaculture. This one offers some really good ideas for gardening and landscaping.
Easy to follow, straight to the point.❤️

Attila S. (US), Verified Amazon Purchase

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