Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as organic gardeners discover the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the simple idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you. The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture is for home gardeners of every skill—with any size space—who want to live in harmony with nature to produce and share an abundant food supply with minimal effort. Christopher Shein highlights everything you need to know to start living off the land lightly. You’ll learn 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. From Booklist Its origins may come from the Land Down Under, yet permaculture gardening is rapidly becoming a top-notch way of incorporating ancient practices into contemporary food production. With its goal of increasing garden productivity using ecologically safe methods long adopted by indigenous cultures worldwide, permaculture vegetable gardening can reap huge benefits everywhere, from backyards to balconies. Relinquishing the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides in favor of traditional methods that promote sustainable agriculture, permaculture promotes working with nature, rather than against it. Design concepts such as layering, horticultural practices such as planting in mutually beneficial communities, and ecological considerations such as soil enrichment and resource conservation take permaculture beyond methodology and into a committed philosophical approach to garden management.
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Author: Shein, Christopher
Brand: Timber Press
Number Of Pages: 272
Release Date: 15-01-2013
Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.5 x 1.0 inches