Gaia’s Garden is a seminal book in the field of ecological gardening. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced landscaper, you can benefit from the advice in this book. It’s also applicable to any garden, no matter how big or small.
Guide to home-scale Permaculture
This landmark book will become a classic in ecological gardening and landscaping. Its comprehensive approach applies to all types of gardens and landscapes. Even the smallest of gardens can benefit from environmental gardening practices. The book is a must-have for any garden enthusiast.
Gaia’s Garden is now in its second edition, which has been revised and expanded to expand its foundational concepts and provide new tools for the gardener. The latest edition also includes a new chapter on urban Permaculture, aimed at those living in urban and suburban areas. Whether you want a garden as large as a park, or a small urban patch, this book will help you understand the basics of ecological gardening.
This is the first significant book on Permaculture in North America. It was written by Toby Hemenway, who received a biology degree from Tufts University and worked as a genetics researcher at Immunex. Throughout his career, Toby taught and lectured about Permaculture and ecological design throughout the country. He also wrote for the Natural Home and Whole Earth Review.
Contributions from online education platform
Taking a holistic approach to education, Gaia’s Garden is an innovative online education platform that will inspire the next generation to care for our planet. The online platform will feature live events and educational material focusing on climate change, sustainability practices, and people. The entire program will be announced at the launch of the platform.
The project was initiated by a team of female creatives who wanted to explore the relationship between humans and nature. The team was inspired by a vision that celebrated the goddess of the Earth, Gaia, and sought to promote sustainable living.
Diversity of voices
This documentary showcases the voices of indigenous communities worldwide working towards a more sustainable future. It also features global activists and experts, including Dr. Vandana Shiva, Navdanya, and Henk Hobbelink from GRAIN. Various politicians, including Caroline Lucas, MP from the UK Green party, and Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser, also participate.
Gaia’s Garden is one of the most common references for Permaculture. It has influenced other books for a general audience, particularly those focusing on urban and suburban settings. Its message is palatable for new permaculturists and features a wealth of diagrams and pictures that will help readers understand the concepts behind Permaculture.
Impact on the City of London
The project, which involved 200 volunteers, has positively impacted the city. It brought 1,500 people back into the city center. In addition to getting fresh air and energy to the City, Gaia’s Garden also provided an opportunity for young people to engage in new skills, create new community connections, and participate in community activities.
The project was inspired by several standout social impact projects, including the Favelas of Brazil, engaging youth, the Restarting the Arts and Culture policy in Sweden, which allocates funding to widen participation in cultural life, and the design considerations for socialization spaces in a student scheme in Denmark.