Gaia's Garden : A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, Paperback Book

Gaia's Garden : A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Paperback

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 314 pages, Color Photos and Illustrations Throughout
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
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  • Category: Gardening
  • ISBN: 9781603580298



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Imagine creating a beautiful landscape that provides food, sanctuary for animals and practically takes care of itself. In the book "Gaia's Garden," Toby Hemenway promises that all of these things are possible. Permaculture aims to use nature's rhythms by understanding and using the relationships between different types of plants and ecosystems. In particular, he focuses on building healthy soil and the myriad of benefits it provides.This well-written books is a great introduction to the topic and is packed full of information. Hemenway covers different types of plants, how to harvest and conserve rainwater, beneficial insects and animals and other topics. The books is only a few hundred pages, and other sources are referenced for more detailed information. Even gardeners looking for a more standard approach will find useful information.

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This is the "perfect" gardening book. The author's premise is that gardens should be an extension of nature, and serve nature, not just some "beds" genetically created to cover space. There are templates given for different types of gardens with species specific reccomendations.

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