Chelsea Green Publishing

Permaculture

Showing 61 - 63 of 63 Titles
Gallery  List 
Viewing:
  1. How to Make a Forest Garden, 3rd Edition

    How to Make a Forest Garden, 3rd Edition

    By Patrick Whitefield

    A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden.

    A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us.

    It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce!

    This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden,
    including:

    • Basic principles
    • Layout
    • How to choose plants
    • Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms
    • the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print
    • A step-by-step guide to creating your garden
    • Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more

    Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.

    Paperback $30.00

    Add to Cart

  2. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

    Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

    By Carol Deppe

    All gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply rewarding. You can get useful new varieties much faster than you might suppose. And you can eat your mistakes.

    Authoritative and easy-to-understand, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving is the only guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover:

    • how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation)
    • how to save seed and maintain varieties
    • how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research
    • how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods

    In this one-size-fits-all world of multinational seed companies, plant patents, and biotech monopolies, more and more gardeners and farmers are recognizing that they need to "take back their seeds." They need to save more of their own seed, grow and maintain the best traditional and regional varieties, and develop more of their own unique new varieties. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving shows the way, and offers an exciting introduction to a whole new gardening adventure.

    Paperback $29.95

    Add to Cart

  3. Permaculture in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition

    Permaculture in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition

    By Patrick Whitefield

    Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

    Paperback $12.95

    Add to Cart

Page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4