By Toby Hemenway
The first edition of Gaias Garden sparked the imagination of Americas home gardeners, introducing permacultures central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. 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.
As Hemenway demonstrates, it's fun and easy to create a backyard ecosystem by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including:
This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have limited growing space.
Softcover. 328 pages. Chelsea Green 2009
If you're interested in permaculture, this is THE book. I've referred to my copy more times than I can even count when I've embarked on projects in my garden.Review by Kelly (on 11/20/13)
Full of beautiful color photos and information about the philosophy of Permaculture and down to earth instructions for those interested in turning Permaculture into a reality in the garden. Would be a great present for some lucky person!Review by Debbie (on 10/31/13)