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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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I love this because it is awesome. 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. Get it, read it, and try it out.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Hemenway examines how to figure out what plant communities grow in the habitat where you live, and how to substitute related species with human hsmenway for the usual, natural species found in that ecosystem. Chapter 9 offers several methods for designing garden guilds.

I found this at the library and will definitely be adding a copy to my personal collection.

Toby I’ve found now a few different “comprehensive teach yourself permaculture” books, each tailored to a different audience. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

This gsrden got me thinking of my own gardens as living, changing, interconnected environments and not some space I keep my plant collection. 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. Thank you for your feedback.


If you want simple, neat rows agrden veggies and flowers His urban ideas are incredible, too. Toby Hemenway has taken Permaculture and made it easy to understand.

Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

Toby explains complex ideas in layman’s terms and often adds dorky humor. Lists with This Book. Description Additional information Reviews 0 Description Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. Gaia’s Garden is THE book to introduce yourself to Permaculture and to inspire you to think differently.

Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. 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. Gaia’s Garden is enlightening and required reading for all people who desire to make their home’s landscape healthy, sustainable, and healing.

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Then he teases out the differences and asks what are the different plants reacting to and why? Want to Read saving…. Of course, there are some flowery descriptions and sentiments, but Hemenway uses facts about plants to describe how to create functioning ecosystems. Jan 07, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: The flowers nurture endangered pollinators.


Keep this tiny ad:. No trivia or quizzes yet. Tlby wonderful book shows you how by helping you create and enhance beautiful backyard ecosystems within the garden.

At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with tobyy direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture, a design approach based on ecological principles that creates sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. This is definitely part of what is missing in our designers, landscapers and architects education. Part 1 develops the idea, introduced in chapter 1, of the garden as an ecosystem. The tools presented in this book like sheet mulching, swales, and herb spirals a Gaia’s Garden is THE book to introduce yourself to Permaculture and to inspire you to think gxrden.

Great, inspiring and informative read on permaculture. You have created a garden paradise. Practical yet visionary, broad-ranging yet focused on the basics one gzrden to know, this is a great place to start on the permaculture path. Basically a permaculture textbook.