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Gaia's Garden - A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture   The laziest gardening of all - letting Mother Nature do the work. I'm so impressed with this book that I've listed it under 3 categories to be sure you don't miss it.

Gaia's Garden - A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture - Toby Hemenway - 2001

Back Cover:
   Welcome to Paradise!
   Imagine a garden filled with edible flowers, bursting with fruit and berries, carpeted with scented herbs and tangy salad greens, all blended in an eye-catching palette of color and texture. The flowers also nurture endangered pollinators. Bright-feathered birds share the abundant berries and gather twigs for their nearby nests. Each plant plays a role in building soil, deterring pests, storing nutrients, and luring beneficial insects.
This is not a dream. This is your own backyard.
   Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture describes a gardening system that combines the best features of wildlife habitat, edible landscapes, and conventional flower and vegetable gardens into a self-renewing landscape that lets nature do most of the work. Rather than mastering your garden with gas-spewing rototillers and chemical fertilizers, let Toby Hemenway show you how to create a backyard ecosystem that balances the needs of humans and nature.

"Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture outlines a revolutionary course for the future of gardening and agriculture. It is organized around the premise that it is possible to substitute information and human stewardship for hardware, capital, chemicals, and machines in the growing of foods and the crafting of landscapes." – John Todd, founder of the New Alchemy Institute, from the Foreword.

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