Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition Author Toby Hemenway
ISBN-10 1603580298
ISBN-13 9781603580298
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 313
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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The first edition of Gaias Garden sparked the imagination of Americas home gardeners introducing permacultures central message Working with Nature not against her results in more beautiful abundant and forgiving gardens This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardeningwhich involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plantscan take place only on a large multiacre scale As Hemenway demonstrates its fun and easy to create a backyard ecosystem by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions including 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 other foods This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space 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 Best of all once its established an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work thats needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden