Edible Forest Gardens: Design and Practice v. 2: Ecological Design and Practice for Temperate-Climate Permaculture

Edible Forest Gardens: Design and Practice v. 2: Ecological Design and Practice for Temperate-Climate Permaculture

Hardback Edible Forest Gardens

By (author) David Jacke, By (author) Eric Toensmeier

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  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 259mm x 36mm | 1,678g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: White River Junction
  • ISBN 10: 1931498806
  • ISBN 13: 9781931498807
  • Illustrations note: Full-Color Illustrations and Charts
  • Sales rank: 114,280

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"Edible Forest Gardens" is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.Taken together, the two volumes of "Edible Forest Gardens" offer an advanced course in ecological gardening--one that will forever change the way you look at plants and your environment.

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Dave Jacke is the owner of Dynamics Ecological Design Associates and a long-time permaculture teacher and designer. He lives in Keene, New Hampshire. Eric Toensmeier is a plant researcher, agricultural educator, and permaculturist who lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Eric Toensmeier calls himself a isocially engaged plant geeki. He has spent much of his adult life exploring edible and otherwise useful plants and how they can be used in designed ecosystems. He is the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens.

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HortIdeasby Greg WilliamsJanuary 2006We reviewed the first volume of this two-volume set in September 2005 "HortIdeas"--in fact, we were so impressed by it that we devoted that month's Book Reviews section entirely to it. Until Mycelium Running--another amazingly important and well-done book--appeared, we were considering doing the same this month for the second volume of "Edible Forest Gardens," which is much thicker (by more than 270 pages!) than the first volume. The shorter length of this review certainly does not reflect the relative importance of the volumes--we recommend that anyone interested in experimenting with temperate-zone "gardening in the image of the forest" should study both.Although Volume 2 ostensibly emphasizes "practical" information building on the "theoretical" ideas in Volume 1, it is clear that both volumes are essentially theoretical. That's because (as we discussed in our review of Volume 1) nobody has yet convincingly shown the viability of forest gardening