Sunday, June 7, 2009
So on the recommendation of my fantastic friend Suzanne- I have been trying to track down the book Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway. I had visited every book store in San Antonio- at least twice- since a new version was coming out in May and I was falsely led to believe some stores would get it in then. No luck. This weekend we vacationed in the equally fantastic city of Austin and I walk into Bookpeople (great bookstore) and low and behold- there it was shining on the shelf. I think a tear came to me eye.
Now I have shown serious restraint on this blog about recommending or even mentioning books. That is because I have a book reading/ buying addiction. If I start telling you about one book I like - then I get overwhelmed with all the other books I like that you REALLY MUST read. And I don't want to yell at you in all caps like that. But this book is great. Its as great as this months edition of Mother Earth News- which at every article I exclaimed out loud, "This magazine is really good. No really good," to my husband. Then the next night when he got a chance to read it he couldn't help but say the same thing.
That's how much I like this book- Gaia's Garden. Its about using permaculture practices at home. Some of the stuff we already do but some suggestions are intriguing and explained in a way I think I can actually accomplish by myself. I'm only about half way through- but I am going to go out on a limb and recommend it.
And since I can't stop there- I also want to recommend my other favorite garden -esq genre books:
Food Not Lawns
The Omnivore's Dilemma
I am going to go live out on the land but have no clue what I am doing genre:
Farewell My Subaru
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
I am going to work on enjoying the simple things in life instead of material things:
Why nature matters for kids:
Last Child in the Woods
You have any favorite garden type books? I will read them. I'd love recommendations.