Author(s): Josh Byrne; Peter Cundall (Foreword by)
This book follows the development of a small urban garden in Fremantle, Western Australia. Illustrated with technical diagrams, sketches and before-and-after photos, Small Space Organics charts a process for creating innovative, sustainable and stylish ways to incorporate organic food production into urban residential landscapes. It includes the latest research and techniques for permaculture, water conservation and propagation, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create your own urban organic food garden. Josh doesn't just tell; he shows, with detailed diagrams and step-by step photographed guides to jobs such as building an edible water garden, trellising a fruit tree and assembling a propagation frame. Water management is a big part of what he does, and there's plenty of detail on topics such as 'hydrozoning' your garden to manage water, and setting up greywater and drip-irrigation systems.
Josh Byrne, winner of the 2011 National Young Water Professional award, is an environmental scientist who runs his own environmental, horticultural and communications consultancy. He is a presenter on ABC TV's Gardening Australia program and writes for several leading gardening magazines. His previous book was The Green Gardener (Penguin 2006).