Simply the best book that you can buy about every aspect of permaculture gardening in a cool climate. Discover how to plan and lay out your garden; save yourself precious time and effort digging and weeding; give recycled materials a new life, plant for a healthy, year round crop succession; save energy and harvest water; build up your soil; and make beautiful structures and play areas for all the family.
|Author||Graham Bell, Sarah Bunker (Illustrator)|
|Short title||The Permaculture Garden|
|Long title||The Permaculture Garden|
- Excellent intro to permaculture gardening Review by Carl Legge
Bell is full of ideas how to think about, plan and execute sustainable garden ideas. The book includes lots of really useful tables of plant types for different purposes and environments. The book's illustrations are relevant and beautifully drawn.
It's not for you if you want a detailed 'How to' guide to gardening or a weighty permaculture text. As an introduction that will get you on to and beyond first base it's ideal. Bell has included his own recommendations for further reading at the back of the book which will take you to the next level. (Posted on 05/05/2011)
- More than gardening... Review by Graham Burnett
- An ideal companion for a permaculture garden or gardener Review by Emma Cooper
The book has chapters on planning, and looking at which resources you already have, helpful techniques and forest gardens. There's also a section on community gardening and a well-filled booklist to inspire further reading. The style is chatty and helpful and promotes a 'can do' attitude, with several projects that can be completed in a day. The weightier information - such as lists of suitable plants for various uses and situations - is confined to easy-to-read tables, and scattered throughout, so you are never overburdened by information, but always have it to hand. (Posted on 21/07/2010)
- This book is crammed with useful ideas Review by Rob Hopkins
- A thought-provoking, informative, often entertaining book Review by Kitchen Garden Magazine