• The Art of Gardening

  • The Ultimate Ecological Design and Engineering Guide
  • By: Andrea Kong
  • Narrated by: Kay Nazarchyk
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-02-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Permaculture: The Art of Gardening highlights the tenets of permaculture, which was popularized in the 1970s by Bill Mollison. To some it may seem to be an extreme form of sustainable living but to others it may seen to be just the right thing to get things back in balance, it is a great text to help those who do not understand or have little knowledge of the concept to have a better grasp of it. The author has ensured that everything is broken down into sections so that it is easy to follow in the long run. All the principles of this method of sustainable living are outlined in a bid to get others to see the viability of this sort of lifestyle. The listener will learn that it is all about saving the environment. The necessary steps must be taken to preserve the environment.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 04-12-15

Not really what I expected.

Basically just a brief overview not many tips or help at all, I think for anyone who would be interested in this book they will already be aware of the content.

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1 out of 5 stars
By C. Abel on 24-08-14

All philosophy - nothing practical.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This would be a good resource for someone writing a college paper on the philosophy of Permaculture, but nobody would ever want to read that boring paper.

Would you ever listen to anything by Andrea Kong again?

Probably not.

What character would you cut from The Art of Gardening?

The author.

Any additional comments?

A good book on permaculture would inspire the reader to go out and do something. If someone does enough projects, they will begin to understand the philosophy. Listen to the Permaculture Voices podcast to understand the principles in context. Do not listen to this book which is totally out of context.

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2 out of 5 stars
By jade on 09-07-14

This book is an introduction to permaculture

What would have made The Art of Gardening better?

I wish she'd given more practical advice and substantive information.

What was most disappointing about Andrea Kong’s story?

The chapter on why permaculture is "not sustainable".

Any additional comments?

I would suggest this book for people considering farming but who are on the fence about the green movement. There is a bit of good information about the zones of the garden if you know nothing about permaculture. But there is not much substance if you are somewhat familiar with permaculture, on board with the green movement and ready to apply it to your own land.

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