The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating An Edible Ecosystem

Book - 2013
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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.

“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

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.

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Offers information to gardeners of any skill level on how to create permaculture in their own backyard.

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Shein (permaculture, Merritt Community College), who runs a permaculture landscaping business, shows gardeners of all levels how to apply ecological gardening techniques by combining sustainable agriculture, landscape design, and ecology to work with nature and build healthy soil, smother weeds, and promote plant life, while recycling waste products from the garden. to grow more food in less time. He details the principles of permaculture; basics such as fruit tree guilds and food forests; design aspects, with five examples; soil, compost, mulch, and cover crops; edibles; growing from seed; and sharing with the community. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604692709
Branch Call Number: 631.58 SHE
Characteristics: 272 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Julie 1962-


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May 30, 2016

fantastic book.

Jul 05, 2014

This is an excellent book for an intro to permaculture. As I'm just beginning on this journey, I've read this book (in fact I checked it out so much I ended up buying my own copy!) and I've gotten a better idea of what I want to do with my yard.

I highly recommend this book for beginning permaculture and gardeners of any experience level.

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