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Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Paperback – Illustrated, April 1, 2001
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Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories at Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture, a design approach based on ecological principles that creates sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces. A career change followed, and Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was associate editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Whole Earth Review, Natural Home, and Kitchen Gardener. He is available for workshops, lectures, and consulting in ecological design.
He lives in Sebastopol, California.
Visit his web site at www.patternliteracy.com
- Publisher : Chelsea Green (April 1, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1890132527
- ISBN-13 : 978-1890132521
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.6 x 10.04 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is applicable to many different situations, although, it would seem to be most applicable to those who have more than just a house on a typical small urban building lot. Not that you can't implement some of these changes even there to help create a great personal environment.
And before you begin any of these projects, make sure you have your family's support. I got shot down as soon as I opened by mouth.
The first thing to be aware of though, is that this will need a certain investment of time, $$, and WATER. Once started and going, pretty self-sustaining, which is the point. Wish I could get there. Wish we could ALL get there.
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Very useful to anyone who wishes to learn more on this very important subject.