By Toby Hemenway. The first edition of Gaia's Garden sparked the imagination of America's home gardeners, introducing permaculture's central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
If you're getting started with permaculture, then this book will get you started. You'll develop your own backyard ecosystem with communities of plants. Starts you with practical activities.
Learn how to develop a property of cooperative plants that perform a variety of functions to support your goals. Learn the basics of permaculture. Results include:
- Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure,
- Catching and conserving water in the landscape,
- Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals,
- Growing an edible forest that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and vegetables,
Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. They show you how to be sustainable producers rather than a wasteful consumer.
This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Ideal for the urban or suburban gardener who wants the abundance of permaculture.
Justin Hitt is a Permaculture Design Consultant with more than two decades of experience with organic gardening. He teaches the practical application of critical thinking, entrepreneurial ecology, and homestead management. Practical insights for practitioners, estate owners, and homesteaders.