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(An excerpt from the book). Gaia’s Garden is divided into three parts. Part 1 develops the idea, introduced in chapter 1, of the garden as an ecosystem. Chapter 2. The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka Animal, Vegetable . Extensively revised and expanded second edition of Gaia’s Garden broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban.

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This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Don’t miss out on that chapter, even though it’s tucked in just before the end. The new edition builds solidly on the success of the first. I knew literally nothing about Permaculture gardening when I bought this book – my mother mentioned it to me and said to check it out, so I came to Amazon where the description intrigued me The broad themes will be familiar to those who have studied sustainability, holistic land management, permaculture, and so forth, but here these subjects are presented with a decidedly grounded perspective that reflects the author’s scientific background.


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What’s important is that once yarden understand the principles -the major one can be summed up in: And finally, you–good ol’ homo sapiens–are an integral part of the scene.

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As I dream of my own fruit orchard, I want to lay it out as recommended in this gardwn See all reviews. The garden exemplars and case studies which are reviewed at length by the author offer intriguing archetypes from which readers can extrapolate to their own climates and locations.

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Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Great info, readable, annotated with quality illustrations and photos. Lots of helpful diagrams, inspiring photos, and useful charts. Read more Read less. My copy is so Toby Hemenway’s book lives up to its reputation as one of the most accessible introductions to the permaculture design method and its applications to creating an ecological garden.

With a well-designed and carefully crafted permaculture garden, the garden should require few or no outside inputs, allowing for lazy gardeners and lush, bounteous harvests though the gardener is still responsible for picking, so don’t get too lazy.


You also won’t find many numbers or hard data on factors such as crop yield in this book. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Building on these two chapters, chapter 10 describes how to assemble plants and guilds into a multi-storied food forest or forest garden.

Toby passed away in An amazing achievement showing how we can and must live in harmony with nature! Numerous colorful illustrations accompanying the text are attractive and instructive as well.

I’ve learned more about musical form from this book than I have in any music book. You recline into a hammock to admire your work.

After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first gardeb academic laboratories at Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company.

Maybe I’m geeking out on permaculture, but I can’t put it down. Good high level primer on permaculture.