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Sunday
Aug052012

Giveaway โ€“ City Permaculture v2 book (now closed)

From keeping bees on rooftops in Melbourne’s CBD to growing food plants in a bathtub in the backyard, Earth Garden’s new book City Permaculture volume 2 is packed with ideas and inspiration for growing food in the cities.

As we’re really passionate about growing delicious and uncommon fruit trees in the ‘burbs, we’ve contributed a story about doing just that.

We’ve got a copy of this great new book to share with one of our readers. To be in the draw to win just leave a comment on this post by the end of Saturday 18 August. Due to postage costs we’re limiting entry to people in Australia only (sorry overseas readers!). Only one comment per reader please, and we’ll randomly select a winner on Sunday 19 August – so be sure to check back in then!

19 August update – Wow, fantastic to see so keen beans put their hat in the ring for this giveaway. We used a random number generator to select the winner....and it’s Jayne, who commented ‘Have recently started my little window box, inspired by a kids' craft book! I love kids' books because they make everything so simple and possible. Would love your book to guide me into the adult world of permaculture!’ Congratulations Jayne! Thanks so much to everyone for showing your enthusiasm for this book – perhaps you could request your local library order a copy, that way lots of people could enjoy it!

Reader Comments (89)

Would love to win this book. Have recently found your blog and love what you've done to your garden.
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
Beetroot !
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShane
One of our local councils here has a 'new ratepayer' information pack that goes out when you move to the region, which includes info about the council, meetings, services, community groups operating in the area, etc. Wouldn't it be great if they included a copy of City Permaculture too....whole neighbourhoods inspired to create a permaculture oasis....I can dream...
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharn
Would love to hear more about your fruit forest and garden - it's inspiring!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorna
Love your site, love reading about your journey, am always inspired. I have yr first City Permie book-great work, would love to win a copy of your 2nd publication, if I don't I wil b buying it as its a great investment :)
All the best.
Meg's
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Looking forward to reading your compilation of hot tips !
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCelia
I would love this book! Trying to set up a community verge, and a totally sustainable lifestyle block in town.
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan
Congratulations on the article. I will totally suck up in my comment (not that it will sway a random draw, of course) but you guys & your gardens were one of the first inspirations for us to start 'urban homesteading' and transform our block the way you have!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdixiebelle
Thanks for the oppurtunity to win this book!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole H
You guys are so inspirational :)
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraimee
This weekend my kids and I got the purple broccoli, the mini cauli and the snow and peas in the ground. Trying to chit my potatoes but no luck so far. My garlic is going gang-busters. Thanks for sharing your tips and treasures.
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnneka
would be a great help to a starter like me!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
Ooh I'd love to win a copy of this! Making permaculture work in urban settings is so important for integrating it into people's lives. We're transitioning part of our block from no dig beds into a food forest with edible fruit trees so I'm pretty keen to check out your chapter as well!
Hope all is well at Happy Earth HQ
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristy
Wonderful idea for a book - looks full of possibilities
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeah
Hey! Love the look of this book. I have just discovered you guys, and am so inspired by what you've acheived - and the fact that your place is just up the road grom mine! Love yourvwork...
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Due to shading and positioning on our block we have to really think outside the (residential) box to grow stuff. Any ideas would be fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity :)
Great idea for a book! One of the biggest drawbacks of permaculture is that the work of the "founders" like Mollison is challenging to implement in urban environments.
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSami
Pick me, pick me, pick me, please!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
Most people in the city also wants to have garden in their lawn but their common problems are the limited space. This book gives practical information and inspiration that we can satisfy living in a small spaces. We don't need acres and bulldozer to grow our own food.
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrade plumbing supplies
What a great giveaway! This whole "urban farm" thing is totally absorbing once it gets its claws into you, isn't it? :)
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrogdancer

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