8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2009
As a new comer to permaculture this is the third book I have read, after introdutury guides. I was hoping for it to give me some practical advice.
I found the book very informative and gave me more information on the whys and the how. My main problem is this is an American book and only some of the advice and planting suggestion are suitable for a British Climate. There was lots on mentions of deer as a pest which personally is not a problem in my suburban garden.
If I could give half points I would probably give it 3.5 as it is a good read with some detailed explaination and ideas, it's just that I need to move to America to use them
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2008
It is a good book on Permaculture.
Good Introuction, good data and text about relationships between species, forest gardening, perenials, practical examples.
Not a permaculture bible but worth to both beginners and to somewhat-experimented people in permaculture.
This is my first book in Permaculture and we're pretty satisfied with it.I would give it not a full five stars, but also not four stars, but a 4.5 or 4.75 stars if I could!
Go experimenting with your permaculture ideas right there, today!
Buy also the "21st century homesteading", five-star book for urban (and rural) dwellers
on 3 February 2010
Gaia's Garden was recommended to me by a Canadian, it is a great source of information to help understand the concept of permaculture. It goes through ideas of what is a plant community and on to how to design a ecological garden. It explains how to make gardening easier and more productive, also of how to enchance wildlife into your garden. For anyone who wants a good how and why to do it, this is the book I would recommend.
I would have given five stars but for the fact it does lean to USA plants rather than UK but that aside it is packed full of information which is transferable to our shores.
12 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2001
As a complete newcomer to Permaculture, I found the concepts and explanations very clearly laid-out and understandable for someone like me with almost no experience in PC. I also found it very encouraging. Whether this reflects the reality or not, I shall have to find out...