(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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The ideals are something that any gardener, regardless of experience or gardening style can incorporate for a healthier and more active ecosystem. Jun 14, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is very in depth and gives wonderful examples with ttoby plants not just general concepts garen the only thing I would have liked to see more of was pictures of actual permaculture gardens.

It appears quite well researched, and it answers all kinds of questions I’ve had for a long time about Permaculture and even urban gardening. You have created a garden paradise. Practical ways to implement permaculture–which is the most efficient way to garden.

Don’t miss out on that chapter, even though it’s tucked in just before the end.

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Ideas such as ecological succession, food web interrelationships, appropriate resource utilization, efficiency, and interspecies compatibility are explored in great detail. A Brief History of Forest Gaiia. Toby passed away hoby Today I picked up a cheap bird feeder and post from a hardware store and put up a quick bird feeder over a dry, weedy patch in the back.


They are here to stay and flourish. Color photos and illustrations throughout Size: I love that book! Want to Read saving….

Very helpful, thank you! Toby passed away in But what a fun and interesting book – general, but maybe even hard to fully grasp without at least some hands-on ‘training’ in permaculture – a classic nonetheless and has an amazing bibliography. I have not read ‘Gaias Garden’ but it is on my list.

Bright-featured songbirds feed on abundant berries and gather twigs for their nests. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Jan 10, dale paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sustainable living is super sexy!!

Aside from that, Gaia’s Garden has inspired me to further readings on permaculture and its applications. A career change followed, and Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. As far as I can tell, this is going to be one of my foundational gardening books, What a great book! Instead, I was pleasantly surprised with science! I’m not kidding when I say that this book was transformational in my views on gardening – I live in the city with gardeen limited space, and our lawn was the best in the neighborhood.

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.

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition: Jan 07, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I use no chemicals. The Resilient Farm and Homestead: His urban ideas are incredible, too. It will inspire you to arrange your environment so that the elements that are most important to you are also closest at hand “Zones”. Apr 18, Karly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Specific garden techniques are usually set off from the text gwia boxes so they are easy to find. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which involves growing tpby wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale.


This year I read half of this plus about a dozen other homesteading garden books by March, and then in the spring we built a sheet-mulched raised bed and a pretty epic potted garden, with the main goal of creating soil. She is doing her own backyard permaculture garden Book ratings by Goodreads.

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I would have liked a faia more information on integrating an annual vegetable garden into the “food forest” I almost passed by this one because I found the title off-putting. Mar 15, Tinea rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: They are here to stay and flourish.

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However, further resources are suggested by frequent in-text references and by the extensive bibliography. Read more Read less. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.