(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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Instead, by working with nature instead of against it, problems can become signals, temporary obstacles, or just part of the normal flow. There is nothing technical, intrusive, secretive, or expensive about this hdmenway of gardening.

This was my entry into hemmenway and I still recommend it to anyone who asks about good basic gardening books for a small home. Keep this tiny ad:. His urban ideas are incredible, too. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Most recent reviews Most helpful reviews. The main text of the book explains the ideas behind an ecological garden, and gives examples and descriptions of the ideas in action.

I love the idea of planning out my landscape so it takes care of itself as much as possible. There is so much information here that is so well presented He has a few pages devoted to what you can do with the “hell strip” between the road and sidewalk usually just used for a mailbox and cable tv lines.


Once read, it is a matter just to start. The flowers nurture endangered pollinators.

Gaia’s Garden stands above these books for its general appeal, a guidebook in clear, flowing language for understanding and working with the ecology of cultivated environments. Books by Toby Hemenway. I am relatively new to the whole permaculture idea. Don’t skip the observation step he gives in an incredible several pages and sidebar. Designing the Ecological Garden.

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

I never thought a permaculture book would make me laugh out loud. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Open Preview See a Problem? It would be a shame to plant an expensive tree and pour water and resources into it only to have it uprooted later on.

May 29, P. Put this book into action, and you’ll begin to live an example that positively shifts your own community and hemenwau. It will inspire you to tovy your environment so that the elements that are most important to you are also closest at hand “Zones”. This is an outstanding book on home-scale or backyard scale permaculture. As far as I could tell it has everything in the first plus an extra chapter on urban permaculture and some additional pix and stories.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Hemenway examines how to figure out what plant communities grow in hemdnway habitat where you live, and how to substitute related species with human uses for the usual, natural species garxen in that ecosystem.


A Sampling of Useful Plants. Good high level primer on permaculture.

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

They weren’t where we thought they were originally. Color photos and illustrations throughout Size: Not much thought went into plant choice or placement. Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. Gaia’s Garden is one of the more important, a book that will be absolutely necessary in the world hhemenway.

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Ggaia are A LOT of applicable facts in this book, useful tob everything from small scale gardens to huge amounts of acreage. Thanks for all you do to encourage us to move forward into sustainability. This book changed how I think about design and systems, especially in the context of gardening and home design. If and when I get it I will use the link.

If you want a thriving, healthy, bio-diverse landscape no matter how much room you have get this book and start reading. Catching Conserving and Using Water.

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