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The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Timber Press
 | 
December, 2012
ISBN:
9781604692709
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Permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you.

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture teaches gardeners of every skill level—with any size space—how to live in harmony with both nature and neighbors to produce and share an abundant food supply. Permaculture teacher Christopher Shein shows how to build an edible ecosystem—a thriving food forest—in your own backyard with the least possible expenditure of time, effort, and the earth’s resources. By updating ancient techniques from cultures around the world, Shein takes you step-by-step through the process of designing your ideal edible garden with the most productive fruits & vegetables.

Highlights include: how to create rich, healthy, and low-cost soil; blend a functional food garden and decorative landscape; share the bounty with others; ethics and principles of permaculture; polycultures, compost, mulch, and much more.

This book is a practical guide to basic ecological literacy and permaculture gardening. I have tried to break down the techniques and language of permaculture to show that any gardener can be a positive asset to the interconnected web of life...

Making ecological gardens is about working less hard, but smarter. My favorite quote about permaculture, from Bill Mollison, is that is is “thoughtful and protracted observation, not thoughtless and protracted labor.”

“A masterful distillation of permaculture in a way that is easy to apply to our gardens, farms, and lives today.” —David Cody, founder, Urban Permaculture Institute

Publisher’s Description: 

Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners who are ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you.

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture teaches gardeners of every skill with any size space how to live in harmony with both nature and neighbors to produce and share an abundant food supply with minimal effort. Permaculture teacher Christopher Shein highlights everything you need to know to start living off the land lightly, including how to create rich, healthy, and low-cost soil, blend a functional food garden and decorative landscape, share the bounty with others, and much more.

This inspiring, easy-to-follow, information-packed, practical guide will help you transform your garden into a food forest that feeds you for years to come.

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