Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your permaculture-loving friend or family member this holiday season? Whether they are a seasoned pro in the garden or just getting their feet wet with plant gardening, our gift guide for gardeners has something for everyone!
From tools and accessories to educational materials and inspiring books, we’ve compiled a diverse list that’s sure to bring joy to any lover of sustainable gardening. So let’s get started on finding the perfect present — something practical yet meaningful that celebrates their ongoing dedication towards creating harmony between human beings and nature.
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What is Permaculture?
Before we jump into the gifts lets make sure we are on the same page when it comes to permaculture.
According to Bill Mollison, cofounder and father of the movement,
“Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.”
We see permaculture as a holistic approach to living that emphasizes working with nature instead of against it. The word permaculture comes from the words permanent and agriculture, and it can be applied to any type of food production, including gardening, farming, and even foraging.
The core principles of permaculture are to care for the earth, care for people, and share the surplus. In practice, this means using sustainable methods that work with natural ecosystems instead of damaging them.
For example, permaculture gardeners might use companion planting to attract beneficial insects, or they might mulch heavily to conserve water and prevent weed growth.
By adopting permaculture practices, you can help to heal the planet while also making your own life more sustainable.
Learn more about Permaculture HERE.
On to the Gift Guide for Gardeners
Tools for Planting, Harvesting, and Weeding
Hori Hori Garden Knife– the multi tool of the garden. You can’t go wrong with all in one garden tool.
Natural Fertilizers- Neptune’s Harvest Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer
Seedling Heat Mat—Extremely helpful to ensure the ideal soil temperature for starting seeds indoors, which is 68-86° F.
Auger Drill Bit—Attach these drill bits to your cordless drill and go to town! They will satisfyingly break through compacted soil before planting to allow water and plant roots to penetrate.
Plants and Seeds
Heirloom Organic Seed Bank Collection—Includes tried-and-true heirloom varieties that have been around for 50 years or longer, making it a great survival stash of seeds to have on hand for food security.
Sweet Alyssum Carpet of Snow Seeds—Excellent living mulch because its shallow roots hold the soil in place.
California Poppy Seeds—Its lacy foliage is a favorite of beneficial insects.
Nasturtium Jewel Mix Seeds—Another living mulch, it also repels pests.
Looking for some more flower to plant in your veggie garden to keep the pests away? Check out Flowers to Grow in the Vegetable Garden.
The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables
If you have never grown anything this is a great place to start!!
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
If you want to grow a specific vegetable Jill will walk you through how to do it.
Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth
This is a great book if you are wanting to make your yard/homestead more sustainable. Very easy to understand and implement.
The Pollinator Victory Garden
Pollinators are the backbone of any garden and orchard so why not include them in your garden planning. This book will help you decide what to grow.
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds
Love this book for its tips and tricks on saving and sharing seeds with others.
Gaia's Garden:A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
This is a very in depth guide to permaculture.
If you have a gardener in your life who also happens to be interested in permaculture, then this list of gift ideas should help you out. From books and courses to tools and equipment, there are plenty of options available for the permaculture gardener in your life. No matter what you choose, any of these gifts will be sure to please.
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