What I’m Reading – Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway


I had read reviews on of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway and finally found a great price on e-Bay. It talks about permaculture for your home garden which is something I’d heard about but didn’t totally understand. This is a great manual which really breaks down what permaculture is and how to use it in your garden. Basically, you’re working with nature and creating a natural garden with layers that benefit each other (trees, shrubs, herbs, ground cover, etc). It also talks about important things like water conservation and harvesting, using small animals to help (hello, backyard chickens!), composting, and fruit trees. It is seriously a wealth of information and I love it. It is very text book like and can be slow going at times, because it can get a bit, well, technical, but it is fascinating and a must read.  I’ve skimmed through, then read through, and now I’m going back and taking notes.

Have you read this? What did you think? What are you currently reading?