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    DescriptionBased on the model of a healthy natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables. Robert Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside. The principles of "backyard permaculture" he has developed can be applied successfully in every temperate zone of North America, helping to transform even a small cottage garden into a diverse and hospitable habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Blending history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasoned gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, Forest Gardening examines the pleasure of "hands off" as well as hands-on gardening. This book offers fresh ways of understanding the relationships between people and growing plants. For gardeners who aspire to create ecological as well as beautiful gardens, Forest Gardening will be an inspiration and a pleasure.


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    Title
    Forest Gardening
    Subtitle
    Cultivating an Edible Landscape
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert A. De J Hart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 234
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780930031848
    ISBN 10: 0930031849
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T General Subject: 380
    BISAC V2.8: GAR005000
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR022000
    BIC subject category V2: TVR
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    B&T Approval Code: A71525600
    BIC subject category V2: WMQF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR014000
    B&T Approval Code: A72010200
    DC22: 306.3/49, 306.349
    DC21: 306.349
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: S494.5.A45
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: S494.5.A45 H37 1996
    Thema V1.0: TVR, WMQF
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    American ed
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, index, bibliography
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    Booklist-A holistic approach encompassing health issues, spirituality, and environmental concerns governs Hart's philosophy of "forest gardening" --akin to multistory gardens maintained by certain indigenous societies. Hart and a partner have implemented just such a garden on a small farm in Shropshire, England, and Hart's ardent treatise champions a union of modern technological methods and machines with ecologically sound practices. Interplanting edible crops is utmost: herbs and fruiting shrubs, "fodder-bearing" trees, and a variety of perennial plants. Highlights include mention of other communities that have achieved great degrees of self-sufficiency, where a sacred view of man's connectedness to nature appears inextricably linked to low-maintenance symbiotic plantings, appreciation of handcrafted objects, a vegan diet, and independent lifestyle. --Alice Joyce
    Back cover copy
    Based on the model of a healthy natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables. Robert Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside. The principles of "backyard permaculture" he has developed can be applied successfully in every temperate zone of North America, helping to transform even a small cottage garden into a diverse and hospitable habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Blending history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasoned gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, Forest Gardening examines the pleasure of "hands off" as well as hands-on gardening. This book offers fresh ways of understanding the relationships between people and growing plants. For gardeners who aspire to create ecological as well as beautiful gardens, Forest Gardening will be an inspiration and a pleasure.