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    DescriptionThe 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. 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 gardening--which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants--can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it's 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 it's established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that's needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.


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    Title
    Gaia's Garden
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Toby Hemenway
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603580298
    ISBN 10: 1603580298
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: WM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR022000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: GAR016000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 635.048, 635/.048
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB439 .H44 2009
    Thema V1.0: WM
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Color Photos and Illustrations Throughout
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    07 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    "Toby Hemenway's Gaia's Garden will be recorded in history as a milestone for gardeners and landscapers--a fusion of the practical and the visionary--using the natural intelligence of Earth's symbiotic communities to strengthen and sustain ecosystems in which humans are a partner, not a competitor. An amazing achievement showing how we can and must live in harmony with nature!"--Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World