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Gardening & Permaculture Books

Book cover for Living Outside: Reviving the Australian Modernist Garden

Living Outside: Reviving the Australian Modernist Garden by Sharon Mackay and Diana Snape

Book cover for Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens by Toby Musgrave

Book cover for The Waterwise Australian Native Garden: A practical guide to garden design, plant selection and much more

The Waterwise Australian Native Garden: A practical guide to garden design, plant selection and much more by Angus Stewart and AB Bishop

Book cover for Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy by Matthew Evans

Book cover for The Urban Farmer’s Handbook: Urban Farming for Small Spaces

The Urban Farmer’s Handbook: Urban Farming for Small Spaces – rooftop vertical agriculture sustainable permaculture techniques and tips for beginners by Annabelle Francis

Book cover for Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living

Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar

Book cover for Gaia's Garden

Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

Book cover for One-straw Revolution: Introduction to Natural Farming

One-straw Revolution: Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

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Gardening & permaculture books are a great resource for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. They provide valuable information on topics such as plant selection, garden design, soil preparation, and pest control. Whether you are looking to start a new garden or improve an existing one, there are countless gardening books available that can help you achieve your goals.

Perhaps you want to learn how to garden sustainably. What is sustainable gardening? Whilst there’s no official definition, the ethos is to minimize humans’ impact on the earth. Sustainable gardening practices at home include avoid using chemicals in fertilisers and pest control, preserving natural resources, improving soil condition, planting natives, reducing your lawn area, lowering your need to water your garden and reducing waste whenever possible. The sustainable gardening ideas in these books will help you contribute to a happier, healthier planet.

Have you dreamt about growing your own food? Growing sustainable vegetables, fruits, and herbs is satisfying, easy, and you’ll end up with a bounty of delicious produce. Plus, growing some of your own food is an essential part of a sustainable lifestyle. I’ve found some great books which can inspire and guide you on growing your own food in backyards of every size.

If garden design is more your thing, please check out the books I’ve curated on books which are full to the brim of gorgeous and drool-worthy gardens.

I hope these gardening & permaculture books inspire you to get outside and get your hands dirty!