As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway
This book came out in 2009, and the subtitle is A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture.
Now, this book is one of my favorites. It truly is a garden classic, and I think it belongs in every Gardner's home library.
Today most of us have had a decent amount of exposure to permaculture. But back in 2009, it still was a novel topic for many gardeners. Now the principle that is underlying every page of Gaia's garden is this: working with nature and not against her results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
I remember thinking the first time I read this book that Toby is such a joyful gardener - and this comes through on every page.
That's why this book still remains a book that I recommend to beginning gardeners - as well as established gardeners — looking to refine and hone their gardening skills.
Gaia's Garden shares everything you need to know to create a beautiful backyard ecosystem. And if you started gardening in 2020 during the pandemic, and you'd like to learn more about permaculture, Toby's book is a must-have.
And I just have to share that one of my favorite garden experts, Robert Kourik, said this about Toby's book,
“Permaculture gardens are no longer a thing of the future. They are here to stay and flourish. Gaia's Garden is enlightening and required reading for all people who desire to make their home landscape healthy, sustainable, and healing — and that perfectly encapsulates Toby's book.”
This book is 313 pages of a garden classic, introducing best practices in gardening — working with mother nature to strengthen and sustain ecosystems in your own backyard.
You can get a copy of Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $17
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