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Gaia's Garden: A Home-Scale Guide to Permaculture
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April 18, 2012
5:15 pm
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littlebird
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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!

don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain

April 19, 2012
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Thank you littlebird. We too are changing our landscaping bit by bit to a more useful land to table so to speak setting. This book sounds like it covers all bases. We will have to check it out. snuggle

" life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about dancing in the rain"

April 19, 2012
9:46 am
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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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