Questions And Answers On Permaculture Gardening

Davina asks…

Which book explains permacultre better: Mollison’s Introduction to Permaculture or Hemenway’s Gaias Garden?

I have read reviews of both books on amazon. I would like to get started in permacultre, and I want to know which book covers practicality better.

Thanks in advance.

Home Gardener answers:

Gaia’s Garden is a fantastic book, but it is targeted to the home-sized property and really only covers one climate. So it depends on what you mean by ‘getting started in permaculture’. If you are looking to really get into it, then I would recommend the Mollison book and follow that up with attending an introduction to permaculture course. If you are just looking to grab some of the concepts and for a more practical implementation for your home then definitely Gaia’s Garden.

Both books belong on your bookshelf at some point.

As an aside, I am part of a small group of people that is putting together a web site where you can study permaculture through vidoes and eventually an interactive class. We all studied with Bill. If you’re interested, we need people that are going to ask a lot of questions to help motivate us to put some content up. It’s only early days, but go to and sign up. Drop me a line if you have more questions.

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