Giveaway–Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

by Daisy

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I think Gaia’s Garden is an essential book for anyone interested in sustainability, gardening, particularly edible gardening, and also–nice writing.  Check this out:

“Watch how nature works in a forest . . . By the time the heat of summer arrives, the canopy is nearly closed, and only a few dancing sunflecks shimmer on the forest floor.” (Hemenway, p. 105)

And here:

“A branching pattern shows up in the convergence of streams and rivers visible out a jet window, in the graceful arch of a tree overhead and in its roots beneath us, and in tendrils of a tiny moss.  Spirals appear in galaxies spanning thousands of light years and in the head of a daisy.  We can see wave patterns in colliding weather fronts and at the beach, both in massive sea swells and in delicate sand ripples.” (Hemenway, p. 37)

Hemenway’s enthusiasm is evident in every page, and his imagery can be mesmerizing.  It helps the reader envision the possibilities of his or her own permaculture garden.

For an opportunity to win one of the two books we’re giving away, you need to visit Chelsea Green Publishing’s special page just for our readers here.

Entries accepted until midnight Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.  Best of luck!

P.S.: Ivory and I love Chelsea Green Publishing’s books so much, we reached out to them because we wanted to be able to share some of their releases with our readers.  They agreed (yay!) and so about every month or so we will have a couple of brand new copies to give away to readers smiled on by the fates (aka Random Number Generator).  In case you wondered, we aren’t being paid and our responses to the books are unbiased. It may be hard to believe I’m unbiased the way I rave about Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden.  You’d think they’d rolled up a truck filled with gold bars, but, alas, that is not the case.


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DebbieM November 9, 2011 at 10:40 am

I’ve been wanting to get a book on permaculture, (I’ve read many articles and watched youtubes, etc.) I have several books in my wish list and haven’t decided which to order. I’d love a copy of this book! Your recommendation sounds great!
Thank you for the opportunity!

Cindy S. November 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

This book sounds as if it’s exactly what we’ve been needing!
Really enjoy your blog—thanks for all the inspiration.

Rose November 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

This book sounds wonderful, eould like to add it to my gardening library. Thank you!

mari_smith November 10, 2011 at 8:02 am

A friend of mine sent me a link to your blog a few months ago and I love it! Thanks for the book info.

Heidi Tijssen November 11, 2011 at 2:00 am

I found your blog a couple of months ago and enjoy it very much. And I think I’m not the only one in Holland! Last week the postman delivered a copy of Landleven (Country Life) and there I saw something familiar: an old bed turned into a garden bench, with instructions how to make it!

Tomato Lady November 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Heidi Tijssen–Thank you, Heidi! I would love to think that I’m inspiring a Dutch magazine, but I’m afraid I can’t take credit for the concept! I’m glad you found us. You have a beautiful country I’d love to visit one day!

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