Toby Hemenway’s book Gaia’s Garden out in new edition

By June 24, 2009Sustainable Landscaping

Ken Foster, the owner of Terra Nova drops some names.

Ken with Toby and Larry 2 Toby

Here I am with permaculture  teacher and author Toby Hemenway and Larry Santoyo of EarthFlow Design Works. The second edition of Toby’s book, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture has just been published. It is well worth reading.

Just out! The revised, expanded, all-color Second Edition!
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to
Home-Scale Permaculture

by Toby Hemenway

Chelsea Green, 2009.

Toby's book

“The world didn’t come with an operating manual, so it’s a good thing that some wise people have from time to time written them. Gaia’s Garden is one of the more important, a book that will be absolutely necessary in the world ahead.”

—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and Hope, Human and Wild


About Ken

In 1967, 10-year-old Ken Foster read The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett. It took him a whole summer to read, but it inspired him to see gardening as a celebration of our coexistence with nature. In 1985, he took on an apprenticeship at the UC Santa Cruz Farm and Garden, and there he discovered his passion. He founded Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping in 1988, and has dedicated his life to caring for the environment and community through sustainable landscaping. He also teaches a permaculture class at Cabrillo College. When he’s not busy with designing, installing, and maintaining ecological landscapes, Ken can be found riding his bike around town, or making mandalas out of salvaged herbs that would otherwise have been sent to the landfill.


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