272 pages, 151 colour photos, 30 colour & b/w illustrations
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.
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.
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Christopher Shein has started dozens of community and school gardens as well as being a permaculture instructor at Merritt Community College; he also owns a permaculture landscape business in California.