(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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My 18 year old fashionista had found a new love of permaculture Looking for beautiful books? These resilient, dynamic backyard ecosystems toy like gatden in nature while providing for us, and reducing our demands on the diminishing resources of this planet.

Lots of helpful diagrams, inspiring photos, and useful charts. I love this because it is awesome. Now, picture your backyard as Permaculture is a verbal marriage of “permanent” and “agriculture. Toby explains complex ideas in layman’s terms and often adds dorky humor.

Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? Write a customer review. He was associate editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from to Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Product details Gemenway Paperback pages Dimensions Touting the message that permaculture works with nature, Hemenway’s revised edition expands into urban permaculture. I was looking into buying Gaia’s Garden and saw there is a price difference of about 10 bucks between the 1st and 2nd edition used. Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.


Keep this tiny ad: Next year, the perennial planting will begin, with Hemenway as the main guide. I found the explanations of natural processes very enlightening, and the species charts very useful.

I look forward to seeing how well the author’s claim that doing this will lead to passive, ongoing returns in the form of birds’ fertilizing the barren area with their poop and their weeding the varden as some scratch around the ground looking for fallen seeds.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Toby passed away in 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.

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As Hemenway demonstrates, itis fun and easy to create a ibackyard ecosystemi by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including: I learned that I have a lot to learn! 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.

Jan 07, Paulo A. It turned out we had to overhaul our plans once the people came out and marked the utility lines. Instead of following the usual route of planting rows of garxen, I’ve nemenway working on symbiotic blends of nitrogen fixers, vines, and other roles.


Hemenway really sells the idea of “ecological gardening. Read more Read less. Thanks for all you do to encourage us to move forward into sustainability. Shows the Gaia principles. Seattle Urban Foraging and Gathering. Reviews and Praise “Become a sustainable producer of resources instead of a wasteful hejenway.

Great overview of permaculture and gardening with “guilds” of “useful” plants.

Gaia’s Garden : A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture – 2nd Edition

If you want simple, neat rows of veggies and flowers Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. It also began my intellectual journey into the field of Permaculture, which has been mind-expanding and has enriched my well-being.

May 20, Chris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Ships from and sold by Amazon. The 2nd edition is both. And excellent read with many examples and one to return to again and again. Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

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