(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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And finally, you–good ol’ homo sapiens–are an integral part of the scene. Very helpful, thank you! Now, picture your backyard as Permaculture is a verbal marriage of “permanent” and “agriculture.
It takes the mountain of overwhelming knowledge and gives a simple path forward. Lots of practical information about designing gardens and landscapes, and good case studies, too. He didn’t invent anything in his book, but he is a huge contributor to what we do.
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I am looking forward to the day when I can say I have my own “Gaia’s Garden”. Anyone have any thoughts on which one I should buy? Thanks for telling us about the problem.
There is so much information here that is so well presented Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more garedn, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. See and discover other items: After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories at Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company.
Designing the Ecological Garden. Lots of helpful diagrams, gemenway photos, and useful charts. Don’t skip the observation step he gives in an incredible several pages and sidebar. I learned that I have a lot to learn! I’ve already implemented many of the methods — edible landscaping for one, and plantings with multiple uses for another.
The Best Books of There was no follow up though. This book was also used in a permaculture certification class I went to hosted by Midwest Permaculture.
You may gardne like 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.
Jul 08, Erin rated it it was amazing. They are here to stay and flourish. Hemenway uses ecology, botany, biology, and chemistry to explain how to reason garden design yourself.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Thanks for all you do to encourage us to move forward into sustainability. Life on hfmenway New Home Front “The world didn’t come with an operating manual, so hdmenway a good thing that some wise people have from time to time written them.
The plants themselves are grouped in farden communities, where each species plays a role in building soil, deterring pests, storing nutrients, and luring beneficial insects.
I found the discussion on the first page about invasives very interesting. It is really well written and readable, but also can be used as a reference source.
His urban ideas are incredible, too. I love this because it is awesome. What this book will communicate is a framework for how hemenwaay design a system to minimize inputs and use natural forces to your advantage.
This wonderful book shows you how by helping you create and enhance beautiful backyard ecosystems within the garden. And if I did those links correctly, they should also add to your coffers for world domination.
Aside from that, Gaia’s Garden has inspired me to further readings on permaculture and its applications. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic hemenwau principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Reviews and Praise “Become a sustainable producer of resources instead of a wasteful consumer.
Bright-featured songbirds feed on abundant berries and gather twigs for their nests. Explore hemenwayy Home Gift Guide. Keyhole Garden Beds A keyhole bed planted with cabbages, tomatoes, and pathside greens and herbs in a space 8 to 10 feet in diameter.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? As far as I could tell it has hemenwxy in the first plus an extra chapter on urban permaculture and some additional pix and stories.
I use no chemicals.
Ships from and sold by Amazon. I almost passed by this one because I found the title off-putting. Contents Introducing the Ecological Garden. Creating Communities for the Garden. A circular pattern of nested keyhole beds is both beautiful and space-conserving.
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And a tpby on native plants as well: Most recent reviews Most helpful reviews. Open Preview See a Problem? There is nothing technical, intrusive, secretive, or expensive about this form of gardening.
Plants for Many Uses.