(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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How to Use Gaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway
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Paul, Jocelyn, and Dave talk about Gaia’s Garden, chapters forward-3 in this podcast: It would be a shame to plant an expensive tree and pour water and resources into it only to have it uprooted later on. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply hemenwaay permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful.
I highly recommend this to all gardeners looking to produce more of their own food while taking responsibility for giving back to the earth and its myriad creatures.
Jun 03, Mina Villalobos rated it it was amazing Shelves: Awards The Nautilus Book Awards. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A career change followed, and Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon.
This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Hemenway uses ecology, botany, biology, and chemistry to explain how to reason garden design yourself.
But I’m so glad this book showed us how to find out these things early on. Pop Goes the Garden. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Open Preview See a Problem? It is really w OMG I finished it! The flowers nurture endangered pollinators.
How to Use Gaia’s Garden
Paperbackpages. Practical yet visionary, broad-ranging yet focused on the basics one needs to know, this is a great place to start tony the permaculture path. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Selected pages Page Other editions – View all Gaia’s Garden: 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. Congratulations, your email appeal to buy Gaia’s Garden after Toby’s visit was successful in my case.
I gaaia a scientist, and I can’t believe none of this had ever occurred to me! Good high level primer on permaculture.
Toby Hemenway’s book lives up ttoby its reputation as one of the most accessible introductions to the permaculture design method and its applications to creating an ecological garden. After having spent the last two months gzia it and applying tips from it, I wish I’d read the last chapter first since it summarizes everything.
Great info, readable, annotated with quality illustrations and photos. Touting the message that permaculture works with nature, Hemenway’s revised edition expands into urban permaculture. Moving from theory toward practice, the second part of the book looks at the pieces of the ecological garden.
There is so much information here that is so well presented Description The first edition of Gaiais Garden sparked the imagination of Americais home gardeners, introducing permacultureis central message: The tools presented in this book like sheet mulching, swales, and herb spirals are very popular in Permaculture circles, to the point of dogma. Of all the permaculture books I’ve read this is the best intro to the concept.
Thank you, Toby Hemenway, for writing such a rockin’ book! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful.
To ask other readers questions about Gaia’s Gardenplease sign up. Gaia’s Garden and Toby Hemenway. May 20, Chris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A career change followed, and Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. Trivia About Gaia’s Garden: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Instead, by working with nature instead of against it, problems can become signals, temporary obstacles, hemrnway just part of the normal flow.