WorldCat Identities

Hemenway, Toby 1952-

Works: 7 works in 38 publications in 4 languages and 1,855 library holdings
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Toby Hemenway
Gaia's garden : a guide to home-scale permaculture by Toby Hemenway( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of Gaia?s Garden sparked the imagination of America?s home gardeners, introducing permaculture?s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening?which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants?can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it?s fun and easy to create a?backyard ecosystem? by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including: Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure Catching and conserving water in the landscape Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals Growing an edible?forest? that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it?s established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that?s needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden
The permaculture city : regenerative design for urban, suburban, and town resilience by Toby Hemenway( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As more people flock to urban areas to live, nowhere are the empowering principles of permaculture more needed and desired than in our cities. Author Toby Hemenway (Gaia's Garden) demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that connects the pieces of our landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to our need for water, shelter, food, energy, livelihood, and community. Hemenway moves beyond urban gardening and offers readers practical tips as well as examples from around the country of how people are using permaculture principles to live more sustainably and build deeper connections in urban areas. The Permaculture City also documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners, and provides hope and opportunity for our cities, towns, and suburbs.--COVER
The permaculture promise : what permaculture is and how it can help us reverse climate change, build a more resilient future on Earth, revitalize our communities by Jono Neiger( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Permaculture is a design system that offers practical ideas for how humans can simultaneously provide for ourselves and regenerate the natural world. Here are 22 ways that permaculture can help us achieve that goal, brought to life through profiles of people and communities who are already taking the permaculture path. This groundbreaking approach moves beyond sustainability, connecting all the systems of human life, including gardening, housing, transportation, energy, and how we structure our communities."--
Food not lawns : how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a community by H. C Flores( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject. Activist and urban gardener Heather Flores shares her nine-step permaculture design to help farmsteaders and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, promote biodiversity, and increase natural habitat in their own "paradise gardens." This joyful lifestyle manual inspires readers to apply the principles of the paradise garden--simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community--to all aspects of life. Plant "guerrilla gardens" in barren intersections and medians; organize community meals; start a street theater troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; work with children to create garden play spaces. Flores cares passionately about the damaged state of our environment and our throwaway society. Here, she shows us how to reclaim the earth, one garden at a time.--From publisher description
La promesse de la permaculture : une démarche novatrice pour stopper le réchauffement climatique, construire un avenir plus résilient,revitaliser nos communautés by Jono Neiger( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La quatrième de couverture indique : "La permaculture est un modèle qui offre des solutions pratiques pour nourrir les hommes tout en aidant la nature à se régénérer. Ce livre met en lumière 22 façons dont la permaculture peut nous aider à atteindre cet objectif, à travers les portraits de personnes et de communautés déjà engagées sur la voie de la permaculture. Cette approche révolutionnaire dépasse la question de la durabilité, en connectant entre eux tous les aspects essentiels de la vie humaine, tels que le jardinage, le logement, le transport, l'énergie et le fonctionnement de nos communautés"
L'orto-giardino di Gaia : creare paesaggi ed ecosistemi domestici con la permacultura = Gaia's garden by Toby Hemenway( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La ciudad de la permacultura : diseño regenerativo de pueblos y ciudades resilientes by Toby Hemenway( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.20 for Gaia's gar ... to 0.99 for L'orto-gia ...)

Gaia's garden : a guide to home-scale permaculture
Food not lawns : how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a community
Alternative Names
Hemenvejs, Tobijs, 1952-

Toby Hemenway American writer and academic