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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)

What a fantastic idea :)
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew
I would love to receive a copy of this book!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucy Mayne
I have to keep reminding my husband we can do this all in the burbs and don't necessarily need that block of land (just yet...). I'd prefer to practice here on 700 m2 before we get anything bigger!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter4peas
I have a old bathtub under my house just waiting for some ideas on how best to reuse it. Looks like a great place to find some.(:
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark
oh yes please.
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
We were ment to be together!!! Me and the book that is....
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Wow that books looks amazing - I would love to win a copy - thanks!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhoebe
Hope to get our garden sorted in the near future and it looks like this would give us plenty of ideas.
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPipsqueak
would love a copy of the book. Have been reading your blog for a long time.
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervera
We've tried to turn our quarter acre into a food forest with the help of our 5 chooks, the worm farm and composting everything.To date, we've managed to plant 42 fruit trees and are now just starting the vegie plot,need a lot of help to design it though.This book would really help.Thanks for the inspiration and good luck to everyone!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
With my house and garden on 400 sq metres I am always looking for ideas
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
Love your website, and have put a reminder in my diary to watch out for Dapto's show next year. I didn't realise EG had a new book out - would be great to share around my family if I'm lucky!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah R
Here's me throwing my hat in the ring as well! Sounds like a great book.
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarren (Green Change)
Good way to see hoe many people are reading your blog! Congratulations on having your article published.
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Stanley
Love reading your blog, what you have achieved is awesome.
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermumma_ox
It is great to have passionate people to inspire others to reconnect with our origins

Keep up the good work

Congratulations for winning the home grown harvest photo competition

Mark
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermark
I am proud to say that I have grown two Persimmon's & both from seed :)
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee
This book sounds exactly what I have been looking for, it would be a wonderful addition to our library of DIY, save the environment and self sufficiency
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl M
Im about to have bubba no.5,..... wont be out in the garden for a while, but would love some reading material while I look out the window at all the things I should be doing!!!
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJustine
Oooh, fab giveaway! I'm needing all the help that I can get at the moment!
August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

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