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  • The Garden Jungle

  • Or Gardening to Save the Planet
  • By: Dave Goulson
  • Narrated by: Dave Goulson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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The Garden Jungle

By: Dave Goulson
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The Sunday Times best seller.

The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement and in the soil beneath our feet. Wherever you are right now, the chances are that there are worms, woodlice, centipedes, flies, silverfish, wasps, beetles, mice, shrews and much, much more, quietly living within just a few paces of you.

Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.

The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book, exploring the environmental harm inadvertently done by gardeners who buy intensively reared plants in disposable plastic pots, sprayed with pesticides and grown in peat cut from the ground. Goulson argues that gardens could become places where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from. With just a few small changes, our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves, where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflict. 

For anyone who has a garden and cares about our planet, this book is essential listening.

©2019 Dave Goulson (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Listened to this book 3x and will continue to jump back in again and again. Great content and amazing narration.

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LOVED it! Dave Goulson needs to release more!

Have listened to all 3 of Dave Goulson's books - wish his others were available on Audible.
His narration is beautiful - he's wonderful to listen to. But this book is so beautifully written! His Silent Earth is a book you HAVE to read/listen to if you have any care for the earth and its future. But this book is an easy listen, with almost poetic stories about the world around him, and the little creatures who inhabit it.
I have chronic insomnia and listen to books to help me doze, and relax, and this book and its narration are a wonderful, soothing (but incredibly informative) listen. Enjoy!

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Loved it so much I’ve bought four paperback copies as Christmas gifts

Loved this book. Bill Mollison is indeed both genius and mad hippy. Did feel a fierce rallying spirit rise when biodynamics was debunked.

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