Monday, 18 February 2013

Making an urban permaculture paradise (book)

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

by Eric Toensmeier, Jonathan Bates

Chelsea Green Books, $19.95

When the authors began, their tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground, peppered with concrete, asphalt, and brick. They designed a “permaculture paradise” with more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The book explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures and mistakes in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of how two single guys realised the garden of their dreams and met women to share it with.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought this book and was so inspired I couldn't put it down!