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The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem

By Christopher Shein

With Julie Thompson

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Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
272
Publication Date
January 15, 2013
ISBN
9781604695403

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem

By Christopher Shein

With Julie Thompson

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“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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Review quotes

“The book gives gardeners a wide variety of tools to begin to use the principles and techniques of this ‘ancient yet cutting-edge technology.’” —Publishers Weekly

“Along with detailed plans and lavish illustrations, Shein’s straightforward, practical guide describes techniques and deciphers terminology to encourage gardening practices built on principles of caring for the planet and sharing its bounty, whether one is feeding a family or a village.” —Booklist

“Gardeners who are interested in experimenting with the permaculture approach to growing edibles would do well to use this book as a guide.” —American Gardener
 
“Straightforward and engaging. . . . the book clearly outlines the steps you can choose to incorporate [permaculture] into your home landscape.” —Garden Therapy

“Shein does an excellent job of explaining the concept of permaculture.” —The Gardener

“The range of content in the book defines what permaculture is, how to apply these ideas in gardens, and ways to connect with community using a permaculture focus.” —PLACE
 
“Shein offers plenty of color photos, diagrams and plans for turning a backyard garden into an edible ecosystem.” —SF Gate

“I didn’t read this book so much as devour it, and few books in recent years have inspired me more to continue my efforts to turn what little yard I have into an edible landscape.” —East Oregonian
 
“If this is your first exposure to Permaculture: buy this book. If you know permaculture and want a way to share it with someone else. . . . pick up a copy, it’s the right place for them, or you to start.” —The Permaculture Podcast
 
“I love this book because not only does it get into the philosophy behind permaculture, it gives you examples of permaculture and the knowledge to design a permaculture system to fit your space and needs.” —Fruhlingskabine Micro-Farm
 

"Shein's straightforward, practical guide describes techniques and deciphers terminology to encourage gardening practices built on principles of caring for the planet and sharing its bounty.” 

"If this is your first exposure to Permaculture: buy this book. If you know permaculture and want a way to share it with someone else… pick up a copy, it’s the right place for them, or you to start.”

“I didn’t read this book so much as devour it, and few books in recent years have inspired me more to continue my efforts to turn what little yard I?have into an edible landscape.”

"The book gives gardeners a wide variety of tools to begin to use the principles and techniques of this ‘ancient yet cutting-edge technology.'"

"With beautiful photos and an open layout, this book is easy to access and a fine afternoon read. Whether you are starting a new edible garden or looking to take your veggie patch to the next level, this book is worth exploring."

"A visually attractive beginner's guide, we really like it."

"Gives gardeners a wide variety of tools to begin to use the principles and techniques of this ‘ancient yet cutting-edge technology.'"

“Straightforward and engaging… the book clearly outlines the steps you can choose to incorporate [permaculture] into your home landscape.”

“Shein offers plenty of color photos, diagrams and plans for turning a backyard garden into an edible ecosystem.”

“The range of content in the book defines what permaculture is, how to apply these ideas in gardens, and ways to connect with community using a permaculture focus.”

(PLACE)

“Gardeners who are interested in experimenting with the permaculture approach to growing edibles would do well to use this book as a guide.”

"Shein teaches gardeners both novice and experienced how to apply permaculture to vegetable gardens."

“Shein does an excellent job of explaining the concept of Permaculture.”

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Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
272
Publication Date
January 15, 2013
ISBN
9781604695403

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