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    The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of
    America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central
    message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more
    beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively
    revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth
    of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.

    Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which
    involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful
    plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As
    Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy to create a “backyard
    ecosystem” by assembling communities of plants that can work
    cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including:

    * Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure
    * Catching and conserving water in the landscape
    * Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals
    * Growing an edible “forest” that yields seasonal fruits, nuts,
    and other foods
    This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on
    urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and
    suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard
    or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture
    principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more
    productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it’s
    established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most
    of the backbreaking work that’s needed to maintain the typical
    lawn and garden.