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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)

AN EDIBLE FOREST ROOFTOP GARDEN
We live in inner city Sydney in a terrace.We have no garden but we do have a garage. We are currently replacing the garage roof and with a roof top garden. We will only grow edibles - an ambitious attempt at urban food farming.
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn
what a handy book!
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal
I want this in my backyard!!!
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Hynson
A fantastic website! I would love this book as I need some tips!
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra
What amazing ideas! I have slowly been building up the number of fruit trees in my garden but am running out of space. This book would be a great resource
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura C
I love have fresh vegies 12 months a year from my garden. What you have achieved on your house block is purely inspirational. Thanks for the opportunity to win book.
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
I would love to plant more fruit trees. As a renter, my options are limited... But i can dream :)
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherie
Would love to win a copy of this book - keeping my fingers crossed! :)
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy McDuff
Having your own backyard farmyard will help you grow happy and healthy!
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
I try to grow my own veges but between bugs and weather never seem to have much luck. Need all the tips I can get.
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry Green
Getting back to basics...nothing better!
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacinda Callus
What a great prize :-)
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Krohn
Would love to read this book...or maybe give it to my hubby for fathers day.
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnelee
This would be great for my small space!
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRuss
Fantastic love permaculture
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline
Have just read your blog from post to post! Have found it so inspiring and I have to jump at this opportunity to post my first ever blog comment! Was serendipitiously having a sticky beak at this mag at the newsagents the other day - would LOVE a copy!
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClare
A book like this could actually help me and my black thumb figure out what we are doing wrong in our gardening experiment!
August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTory
Just bought a new home with larger yard and looking for new and unusual fruits and vegetables to grow to teach the kids.Found your site would love to read and find out more
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene
Your turning to nature in the city is inspirational.
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmyas
Head down in the garden,
My Vegi's are coming on.
They love the rain,
But I mourn the sun.
Your book is my Bible,
For the days that are wet.
My head's full of deams,
That are not quiet met.
With vigiour I tend to the crop have grown,
With passion I visualise what is yet to be sown
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne Carter

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