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April 18, 2012
Gaia's Garden: A Home-Scale Guide to Permaculture
by Toby Hemenway
This book is an awesome read and a good intro to permaculture in a home setting. There are tons of pictures and suggestions and garden plans! It will really get your mind going. Not only does it tell you about a plant, but also what works with that plant and what other plants and animals like it etc.
There is an awesome section in the back of edible plants, shrubs, trees etc. A great resource!
I really liked the part on forest gardening and guild communities.
Includes information on gray water, mulching, attracting beneficial birds and insects, creating micro-climates, zones, chicken tractors and more!
There is a whole bibliography of reference books to check out as well on the topics that he goes into.
I love it because I am trying to transition my landscape to an 'edible landscape' and it is very informative and helpful!
January 10, 2012
April 18, 2012
Yes, it is a nice book. Once you read it and get to the bibliography in the back you will want to go on amazon and buy all those books too. haha.
There are some nice progression pictures of implemented gardens where it went from bare desert to a beautiful garden after 5,10, 15 years.
My fave edible nursery to drool over is raintree nursery's catalog. I just ordered 2 chestnut trees from them that I am going to baby until they are large enough to plant in one of the pastures.
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