Part 11: How To Get Started

If you are interested in pursuing what we are doing for yourself, Machaelle has made it easy for you to get started. How to get the information for a garden, farm, backyard or any natural area is fully broken down and explained in step-by-step processes in the Perelandra Garden Workbook, the Perelandra Garden Workbook II and in Video 1: The Perelandra Garden, where Machaelle herself, gives a full private tour of the garden.

Now, if you think you can get out of this because you have no land for tilling and planting, Hah! You've not been left out of this! All of the processes that have been worked out in this garden and described in the two Workbooks apply equally to any "garden." These processes bridge us to nature whenever we wish to establish a co-creative partnership. So, if your garden is your family and home, or your business or workplace, the Perelandra Garden Workbooks give you the approaches and processes for incorporating nature in a co-creative partnership. Workbook I tells you how to set up the partnership and the kinds of questions you can ask. Workbook II gives you the processes you'll need for a soil-less garden. And in Video 3: Working with Nature in Soil-less Gardens, Machaelle explains how to set up a soil-less garden and apply the information in the two Workbooks.

"Why would you want to do this?" you ask. Because wherever there is form, there is nature. When we work with nature in a co-creative partnership, things function better. A lot better. Honest.

Before we go, we want to remind you that you're only seeing 1/365th of the garden's yearly cycle today — but you can come back every week to see the changes in the garden as we move through the seasons. We post photos on our web site every Friday highlighting what's happening in and around the garden. Visit our home page to link to the weekly garden photo gallery (links to the current week and archives are on the left).

We hope you enjoyed your virtual walk through the Perelandra garden with us. Thanks for coming along!




• Part 1: Introduction
• Part 2: The Center of the Garden
• Part 3: The Straw-Mulched Sections
• Part 4: The Rose Ring
• Part 5: The Tomato Patch
• Part 6: The Insect Sanctuary
• Part 7: The Fish Pond and the "Tadpool"
• Part 8: The Woods-Edge, Meadow & Wildflower Triangle
• Part 9: The Cabin
• Part 10: The Elemental Annex
• Part 11: How To Get Started
• Part 12: Outtakes