The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture

9781604692709fChristopher Shein’s permaculture guide highlights everything you need to know to start living resiliently; how to create healthy soil; productive food gardens that are beautiful & how to share the bounty with others. Buy a copy now direct from the author!

“Gardeners who are interested in experimenting with the permaculture approach to growing edibles would do well to use this book as a guide.”

—Eric Toensmeier, American Gardener

“If this is your first exposure to permaculture: buy this book. If you know permaculture and want a way to share it with someone else … pick up a copy, it’s the right place for them, or you to start.”

—The Permaculture Podcast


“With beautiful photos and an open layout, this book is easy to access and a fine afternoon read. Whether you are starting a new edible garden or looking to take your veggie patch to the next level, this book is worth exploring.”

—Edible East Bay

“Gives gardeners a wide variety of tools to begin to use the principles and techniques of this ‘ancient yet cutting-edge technology.'”

—Publishers Weekly

“Shein’s straightforward, practical guide describes techniques and deciphers terminology to encourage gardening practices built on principles of caring for the planet and sharing its bounty.”


“I didn’t read this book so much as devour it, and few books in recent years have inspired me more to continue my efforts to turn what little yard I have into an edible landscape.”

—East Oregonian

“Shein offers plenty of color photos, diagrams and plans for turning a backyard garden into an edible ecosystem.”

—San Francisco Chronicle

“A visually attractive beginner’s guide; we really like it.”

—Permaculture Magazine

“Straightforward and engaging… the book clearly outlines the steps you can choose to incorporate [permaculture] into your home landscape,”

—Garden Therapy