ISBN: 9781603580298 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Color photos & illustrations Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 320 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: April 29, 2009 Web Product ID: 442
"Gaia's Garden is simply the best permaculture book ever written, and is in the running for best gardening book ever written. No one should be without it."
—Sharon Astyk, author of Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front
"Become a sustainable producer of resources instead of a wasteful consumer. This wonderful book shows you how by helping you create and enhance beautiful backyard ecosystems within the garden. Put this book into action, and you'll begin to live an example that positively shifts your own community and beyond. Best of all, doing so with this book is simple, juicy, and fun."
"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
"Toby's fun, well-grounded, and engaging book is fast becoming a classic, and deservedly so. Practical yet visionary, broad-ranging yet focused on the basics one needs to know, this is a great place to start on the permaculture path. The new edition builds solidly on the success of the first. Congratulations!"
"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's landscape healthy, sustainable, and healing."
—Robert Kourik, author of Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape--Naturally
"The world didn't come with an operating manual, so it's a good thing that some wise people have from time to time written them. Gaia's Garden is one of the more important, a book that will be absolutely necessary in the world ahead."
—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and Hope, Human and Wild
"This is a book you will use and re-use, and enjoy having around for a long time."
—Peter Bane, The Permaculture Activist (Refers to the first edition of Gaia's Garden.)
""There is so much wisdom in Gaia's Garden that I would need a dozen columns to do it justice. . . a bold, wonderful, nature-embracing and completely sensible vision of the future.""
—Justin Siskin, Los Angeles Daily News (Refers to the first edition of Gaia's Garden.)
"A gardener's blueprint for ecological abundance from the ground up."
—Steve Spreckel, Acres USA (Refers to the first edition of Gaia's Garden.)
"Outlines a revolutionary course for the future of gardening and agriculture."
—Dr. John Todd, founder of The New Alchemy Institute (Refers to the first edition of Gaia's Garden.)
"Practical science for making your yard produce food and beauty."
—Rose O'Donnell, The Seattle Times (Refers to the first edition of Gaia's Garden.)
"Takes the native plants and organic gardening movement to the next level."
—Joel M. Lerner, The Washington Post (Refers to the first edition of Gaia's Garden.)