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Planting? Think “Permaculture” with Gaia’s Garden: Second Edition

Posted By dpacheco On May 30, 2010 @ 10:20 am In Farm & Garden | No Comments

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

Learn more about Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture in our bookstore [1].

Buy it on Amazon.com [2].

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