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The Wilderness Garden : Beyond Organic Gardening - Jackie French

The Wilderness Garden

Beyond Organic Gardening

Paperback

Published: July 2008
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There's no need to water your garden! Or weed, prune, spray or dig it! In her decades of watching the bush and the animals around her, and of experimenting with hundreds of new growing strategies, Jackie has learnt to grow things by letting the plants - and nature - do most of the work for her. And, with The Wilderness Garden, you can learn to do that too!

About the Author

Jackie French is a highly esteemed writer for children and adults with more than 100 books to her credit. She lives in Australia with her family and usually one or more wombats.

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    5.0

    Commonsense Permaculture

    By MG

    from Linton Australia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Wilderness Garden:

      Australian gardening books are generally full of tips and directions suitable for European gardens but not Australian. The author of this book is intimately in tune with nature as it occurs in Australia and she has written a very informative and very down-to-earth book that will be consulted by me over and over and over again. One of those rare books that will have a place in my library forever...

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      5.0

      thought provoking, amusing informative

      By the pet lamb lady

      from central west nsw

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      Pros

      • Apt Ideas For Big Farms O
      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Ideal For All Landlovers
      • Informative
      • Inspirational
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

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        Comments about The Wilderness Garden:

        Read several times...ideal to dip into. The author challenges some old understandings and beliefs aboutgardening and land stewardship in Australia. Applicable to any climate. Thought provoking. Challenging. Entices you to consider alternatives in many aspects of food production, gardening and landscape management.

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        5.0

        I love this book!

        By HeleninFremantle

        from Fremantle

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        • Saving The Planet
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          Comments about The Wilderness Garden:

          Jackie French shares her gardening wisdom and explains how one can be more in tune with how the garden wants to grow itself rather than wasting time and effort to try to train a garden to be something it doesn't want to be. Biodiversity, creating climate mini-zones for difficult plants and using waste material to regenerate the garden are some of the things I've learnt from this book.

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          Jackie French

          Jackie French's writing career spans sixteen years, 42 wombats, 120 books for kids and adults, translations into nineteen languages, and slightly more awards than wombats, both in Australia and overseas (that's overseas awards, not overseas wombats).

          Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler's Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia's Honeysuckle Creek and man's journey to the moon.

          In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

          Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780947214579
          ISBN-10: 0947214577
          Series: Beyond Organic Gardening
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 226
          Published: July 2008
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0  x 1.7
          Weight (kg): 0.53
          Edition Number: 2