The Natural Garden Book: Gardening in Harmony with Nature

The Natural Garden Book: Gardening in Harmony with Nature

by Chris Madsen (Author), PeterHarper (Author), JeremyLight (Author), Geoff Hamilton (Foreword)

Synopsis

This practical guide is a working manual of natural gardening methods to improve your garden and your lifestyle. It helps readers: turn a small garden into a productive one using chemical-free techniques; create a garden to suit your situation - city, country, coast, moor, woodland or meadow; discover the healing powers of your garden; and find natural gardening organizations and product suppliers in the resources. Part one introduces "gardening for the planet", encouraging respect for the plant, animal and insect life in your garden. It illustrates how gardeners can contribute to conservation while at the same time improving their own quality of life. Part two has advice on planning a natural garden. Blending organic and ecological practice with biodynamics and permaculture, the book gives a detailed account of chemical-free, sustainable gardening. Part three shows how to create a garden in any situation by choosing plants to suit the conditions in the garden, and gives advice on how to alleviate problems. Part four is a working manual. It introduces the whole range of natural gardening techniques, such as: no-dig gardening, integrated pest control and water conservation.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Gaia Books Ltd
Published: 07 Nov 2000

ISBN 10: 1856750566
ISBN 13: 9781856750561